Friday, January 20, 2017

A Peaceful Transition...






I've always been proud of the fact,
that after a hard fought campaign,
with many ugly words thrown around,
we, as Americans, can have
a "transition of power",
without war.

May it always be so...


God Bless America...
~~Linda~~

Friday, January 13, 2017

Hello, Again....


Halfway through January, already.

It's been fun.

Today it's 75 degrees.
Last Friday, we didn't get above freezing.
A few days before that, it was 85.

Whew!
Too crazy a ride.


This was the morning it was 13.
If you look closely, you can see the ice at the edges.
We were in the 60s by afternoon.

All this makes gardening here verry interesting.....



I took this photo before the freeze.
It's worse now.
But, as you can see, the deer have done their thing.

My fault...
I should have put wire around it.
I usually do.  But, I let myself get lazy.
The bucks didn't seem to have velvet on their antlers, to wipe off.



And, you just can't cage everything.
They messed this one up, too.
Worse now, since the freeze.


And, this one...
they chomped it.  AFTER they moved this piece of wire off.
I put it back.  So far, they've left it alone.

I won't show you the lovely frozen plants in the rest of the yard.

I'm not sure what to go ahead and cut back. 
That might make them put on new growth,
and I know we're not done with cold weather.

I'll cut a couple of the agaves back, and try to keep them alive.



So, I'll just show you one of our Christmas gifts from our Son's family.


Pretty, huh?


It twirls in both directions.


We put a solar spotlight on it.


A nice view from the porch, on these warm evenings.

We got another garden gift from our Daughter's family.
There is some assembly required.
So, we'll show you that later.

And, oh....


This is our oldest granddaughter.
These two here, under the Wimberley Trail of Lights big tree,
are giving us a GREAT grandson, in just a few days.

We are truly blessed.

Hope your holidays were happy also.
This year is going to be a good one.

Stay safe and warm.
Seems we'll be warm, here.

Happy Gardening...
~~Linda~~

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Welcome, 2017!...




All the best wishes for the new year!
~~Linda~~














Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas....







God Bless Us, Every One...
~~Linda~~