Wednesday, August 17, 2016

If the Creek Don't Rise...

We live beside a wet weather creek.
It goes on two sides of our house.
It comes along the back, and turns at the pond
you can see in the photo below.

This little feature was built by the young man next door,
so his elderly Golden Lab could get wet, without swimming.

This was back in June. The water was flowing over the cart path,
making a little waterfall, on it's way to the Big Waterfall.

Sunday...three days ago...this creek was dry.
The pond...which is four feet deep in places...was dry.

Not today.
I'm not sure how much rain we've had.
Our digital rain gauge chose Monday,
as a good day to die.

It's coming across the cart path with a lot of power.

It's rushing down to the Big Waterfall.
I didn't walk down was still raining,
and I didn't want to dodge the runoff.

The pond is full, again.

And, I'm wondering if Nate's wall is still there, 
so Carly can swim.

Water is an amazing thing.

We are thinking about those in Louisiana,
who are dealing with WAY too much water.
Flooding is such a sad thing to deal with.

I hope you're safe, wherever you are.

Happy Gardening...

Monday, August 8, 2016

In the Lime Light....

I've talked about our daughter's new/old house.
And, the great yard and garden, 
that came with it.

Among the great plants,
is a big lime tree.

I've never lived where you could have a citrus tree,
right in your front yard.

This one needed some care...
trimming and pruning back.

And, that happened.
Looks nice....

And, it seems very happy.
Lots of limes...

We came home Saturday,
with over ten pounds of these delicious limes.
Some are small...but SO tasty.

There is probably another ten pounds on the tree.
And...more to come.

Since we all love limes,
this is a very good thing.

Hope your weekend was great, too.

Happy Gardening...

Monday, August 1, 2016

A Bad Shot...

We live on a golf course.
But, not right ON the golf course.

There are 'buffers' all around us....
or so we thought.

But, we still get balls hit into our yard.

We have whole baskets of them.

The tee box the balls come from is behind those houses,
and those trees...
and, way to the left.

Now THAT is a bad slice.

They sometime drop just feet away from me.

Maybe I should wear a helmet, 
instead of my garden hat.

We did get some rain.
Great treat, in July in Texas.
Now...if only August will bring a treat, as well.

Happy Gardening...

Monday, July 25, 2016

Frog Days of Summer...

When it's just too hot,
jump in the water.
Summer is really here.
Really hot.
And, really dry.

Even if it's the dog and cat outside water bowl....
a cool hangout, is a cool hangout.

"They" say, we're supposed to get some rain,
the next few days.
We'll see.

Hope you have the weather you want.

Happy Gardening...