Thursday, August 10, 2017

It Rained!...




We FINALLY had some rain.
Six inches of rain!

We really, really needed it.

It made everybody happy.



The planter we made in this old fountain,
was happy.  


The Periwinkle loved the rain.
It loves the heat, too.


The Plumbago is beginning to really bloom.
They love the heat, too.
And, a little water from heaven doesn't hurt.


Even the Prickly Pear loved the rain.

We're heating back up,
and we have a whole lot of sun.

But, it was nice while it lasted.

Hope you're having good weather,
wherever you are.

Happy Gardening...
~~Linda~~

Friday, July 28, 2017

A Little of This, and A Little of That....


I could have named this post the same as the last one...
Summertime Blues.

It's been HOT.
And, DRY.


I'm really hoping this thermometer is not right.
It's pretty close to the one on the other side of the house, though.



The heat, and no rain, is taking a toll on the whole place.


The trees are dropping leaves almost as bad as fall.
Only good thing...less to pick up in fall.


Not much to eat, for these guys. 


Well....except for our landscapes.


Since it's so dry...


...why do I need so much of these?

I don't dare go out without it.
The mosquitoes LOVE me.


It's not all bad, though.
The early morning light still looks good.


Willow enjoys hanging out on the bridge...
as long as the sprinkler's not going.


Sweet Potato loves the heat.


And, so does the Firecracker Fern.


And, some of our recent sunsets, have been very nice.


I was worried about some fungus looking things on this
Golden Barrel Cactus.
It turns out it's new growth!

Yay!

And, this could be good or bad...


Our son-in-law is a safety consultant in the oil and gas industry.
The workers were clearing a site, and plowing up these.

If I read the photo right, they're Sotols of some kind.
He asked if I wanted some.  I said, of course.


So, he's bringing me some.
I hear there are ten..

I need to do some research to see how long they can stay out of the ground.
They live a distance away from us.


So, that's what's going on here.
Trying to keep things alive,
and staying out of the heat.

Tomorrow is supposed to be extra hot.
Then we have a "cold front" coming in.

We could be all the way down to 99!!

Hey...it's all relative.

Have a great weekend.


Happy Gardening...
~~Linda~~

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Summertime Blues....



It's been HOT here.
And, dry.

But, there is still squirrel patrol.




But, she just never can catch them...

That's a good thing.


Happy Gardening...
~~Linda~~

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Happy Fourth of July!!!





Have a Happy and Safe
4th of July!!!

~~Linda~~