Friday, May 14, 2010

Fig Tree

Our fig tree is soaking up the sun...and soon...
I'll be sharing it's sweet, juicy fruit with my birdie friends!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Blushing Baby Pears

Pears. Sweet, juicy, juice dripping between my fingers and down my chin pears. I look longingly at you pears, each day, as I water the garden and dream of the delicious things I'll do with you.

Hurry pears.
But I will wait for you. Patiently.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Free Plants

I love "free". Even close to free. Cheap works for me too.
I was out back one day and got to admiring my "free" plants and thought I'd share a few of them with you...

This, I believe, is a curly willow that I took from a bouquet hubby had given me, dipped the bottom of the stalk in rooting hormone and then into potting soil.
This ficus was just a little sprout not very long ago that I took from it's big mama (like me!) plant, dipped in rooting hormone, and placed into potting soil. Poor thing lived in a pot the size of a thimble and through much neglect while rooting. I finally had mercy on it and put it in a proper pot. And look how it rewards me. I am ashamed. = (
And see the little spider plant peekeing out from behind Ficus? I had it's mama sitting near this spot and it sent out a baby who promptly rooted in the dirt in the crack. I guess I should dig it out and give it a nice little home to wiggle it's toes in. My plants have to be survivors to make it around here. It's sorta like a boot camp.

I have other "free" plants around here (african violets, ivies, lots and lots of spider plants, etc.) and am experimenting with another branch that I confiscated from a recent bouquet. It isn't looking too good, but we'll doesn't hurt to try.

What have I eaten lately? Don't ask. Really. You don't want to know. I will just say, I've been a bad, bad girl. (No, that's not a twinkle in my eye (; )

Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010


Wow. It's amazing how life can go along in a seemingly uneventful fashion and then you happen to notice rain clouds on the horizon...

And then the rain begins.

First it's just a sprinkle, and then...


And lightning.

Ohhhh, it's not really all that bad but life has thrown us for a loop and created some challenges lately.

Hubby's back began acting up again and then he had a bad reaction to one of his medications. And then Saturday, he had a terrible reaction to something and he broke out in hives all over his body! Oh my!!! Sunday, he's not any better so we head to the emergency room where they promptly give him a shot of benadryl. He's still polka dotty and his back still hurts and my foot isn't totally healed yet's not death or life threatening so, as far as I'm concerned, we are still highly blessed!

I hope that in whatever circumstances you find yourself today, that you can consider yourself blessed!

Feel better my love!!!



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