Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Time for the Snapdragons to put on a show. Posted by Picasa

I See You. Posted by Picasa

Bella has been sleeping in the Artemesia. Posted by Picasa

Encore Posted by Picasa

Nicotiana, one reason why the hummers like it here:) Posted by Picasa

My Mini Cactus Garden Posted by Picasa

Black-eyed Susan Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 22, 2006

Catching up:)

Ahhh! September, my favorite month of the year. JL has started High School this year and so far he's got straight A's and been invited to the Homecoming Dance by 4 girls:) He's only going with 2 of them. Question, does he just buy a corsage for his girlfriend or does he get corsages for both girls? The girls are friends with each other.

The backyard doesn't look the same anymore. JAC has been helping me dig out all the Rose of Sharon trees that were growing on my second tier. If it ever stops raining and I'm not busy with birthdays and babies I will amend the soil and start planting new things. While JAC was clearing out the row he found the yellow tea rose that was buried in there. I was hoping he could leave it since I don't have much luck transplanting roses, but it was out before he saw it.

Some flowers are still blooming but nothing that hasn't been blooming all summer long. A Cleome decided to grow in my Moon Garden. I really like them and couldn't find any last spring that didn't cost too much, so I let it grow. I've been collecting the seed pods before they open, hopefully none will sprout there next year.

Gas is down to 1.99 a gallon, which is good because we are going to Branson next week for a little vacation. I haven't been there since I was 12, so it should be interesting. HB gets 2 rounds of golf and I get to go shopping and listen to Bluegrass. Maybe I'll find a garden or two while I'm wandering around.

Sunday, September 03, 2006


I finally got a picture of a hummingbird:) I shot it from the hip and didn't have time to set the camera on high speed, but I caught it about 4 times. This was the best shot. I was hoping to get a clearer shot but every time I saw one I didn't have a camera. And every time I had a camera they were nowhere around.

A cardinal showed up to have his picture taken. He hopped all around the tree whistling and posing for the camera. As soon as he saw Bella creeping around the moment was over. This year a couple of new birds have been coming to my garden. Besides the hummingbird I've seen a goldfinch and a red headed woodpecker. I hope they bring some friends with them next year.