Saturday, September 23, 2017

Star Magnolia

My Star Magnolia which I have had for 25+ years has decided to produce some seed pods.
They are quite pretty hanging on the tree for Fall.
They are all over the tree. Funny it decided to do that after all these years.

Friday, September 22, 2017


For some reason I have an obsession with apothecary jars.
I just love how they look.  They are like having garden totems in the house. I have made many garden totems out of glass plates and vases over the years. These apothecary jars will not be going in the garden.
The green ones I have collected at different places
online and at local shops.
The very tall purple one was one my Grandmother had on a dresser at her house when I was growing up. She had a purple room just for me when I stayed with her.
My Mom had the clear jar to the right of the picture. I found the other really tall one at an antique shop. I love the large glass ball on the lid.
I also love the battery powered candles. They have timers and come on and turn off all by themselves.  What more could you ask for?

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Head Planter

I have had this one for several years. It has a sedge grass in it. Seems to do pretty well.
I have tried several plants. This one seems to work best and the chickens don't bother it. Plus it gives me something to play with when I sit at the table. I have braided it and wrapped it around in a pony tail etc. It doesn't seem to mind.
Cooler weather has arrived.
Just in time for Fall fun.
Still not 100%, but better every day. This virus is lingering.
Still coughing. Fever finally left after 2 weeks. Was happy to see it go. Kind of makes me nervous going anywhere. Hate to get sick again.
I thought washing hands was enough, but I guess not.
I will be taking my germ killing wipes with me and using them on the baskets at the grocery store etc.  There are to many weird bugs around now days. Better safe then sorry and spending weeks recovering from some nasty virus.

Thursday, September 14, 2017


I really like these. No idea why.
They are for the wall.
Kinda like a picture.
Just saw them on ebay.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

After Labor Day White Is Still In

At least here in my garden
The Moon Flowers are blooming like crazy.

And a white hibiscus still blooming too!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Rescued Hummingbird

This little bird hit the window. It was 110 outside here yesterday and smoky. No wonder. So brought it in for some refreshments and within 30 minute was ready to fly.
Been sick for a week finally went to doctor yesterday. Kept running fever and general achy flu like symptoms. Come to find out it was a UTI. So antibiotics and will feel better soon. I hate being sick. Seems like this has been the Summer for viruses though. The whole family has had at least two rounds of viruses this Summer. Between that and the heat and smoke it has been a drag. I am looking forward to Fall. Please hurry.
Happy Labor Day!!!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A New Butterfly

 I ordered this one for the garden. A friend of mine made it. The thing is very heavy and well made. It is extra large too. With a wing span of three feet. I will have to take better pictures later, but wanted to post it as soon as I got it.
I'm sure it will rust up nicely in time. The rust treatments don't work if it is exposed to sprinklers. It washes the fake rust off. So I will just leave it alone and let it rust on it's own.
I can't wait for the Princess to see it.(-: