Monday, August 3, 2015

A Good Spot...



A pad fell off one of the Bunny's Ear cactus plants,
that sits on the deck rail.

Somehow it landed just right in a crack in the
cedar cross post, on the fence.

Must be a comfortable place.
It set up residence.

Stay cool.

Happy Gardening...
~~Linda~~

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

These Guys Broke the Mold...



We had a lot of rain this spring.
Days of rain and clouds, and very little sunshine, to dry things out.

Everything became green...
including the driveway, the deck....everything.

The driveway developed a thick slime.
And, after I slid and bruised my tailbone on Father's Day,
going out for the paper,
our daughter and son-in-law came to power wash.



We have a circular drive.


So...dear son-in-law...who has no 'off' button...spent over 
SIX HOURS
washing away the slime.

The slime was thick, and it was slow-going. 


But now, it almost looks like a new driveway.
If I fall now, it'll have to be blamed on something else.


They left the powerwasher for Mr P to use on the deck.  
It was pretty black and moldy.
Amazing how just water can wash that away.


I thought the porch wasn't quite that bad.
But, up against the clean, you can see it had to be done, too.


The older generation doesn't work as fast, but it's finally done.
We just have to seal the wood now, and it should be good for a while.


Sitting here this morning with my coffee, I'm loving the clean.

And, as an extra bonus....it smells so much better.

Life is good today....

Happy Gardening...
~~Linda~~

Monday, June 22, 2015

Daylilies....


The garden here has been well behind others in the area.
We had a hard frost right at the end of February, that set things way back.

At first, I thought maybe the Daylilies were going to take the year off.
No signs at all of buds coming up.

But lately, they've been showing some blooms. 

Here are a few:


Chicago Star...a large, seven inch bloom.


My favorite, Fair Country Winds.


Pandora's Box


Pardon Me...this one used to be red. Not sure what happened.

There are more, just starting to bud. They all need to be moved to more sun.

It's good to see their pretty faces, in the midst of all our recent rain.
Lights up the day a little.

Hope your days are going well.

Happy Gardening...
~~Linda~~

Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy Father's Day....


I've posted before about the fathers in my life, here.

My feelings for these men haven't changed.

They're all very special people.

But, this is the guy I see the most.


A great father and grandfather...a great partner in life.

I wish all the fathers out there a very

Happy Father's Day...
~~Linda~~