Monday, October 6, 2014

Back Home...

We've been on a trip.
A 5,042 mile trip.


I took LOTS of photos....sometimes through a not-so-clean windshield.


We drove through areas where snow gets pretty deep.
The above natural 'snow fences', are prettier than the giant wooden ones
along much of the highways up there.

While we were gone, there was some rain.

And, some wind.  
The top of one tree fell onto limbs of another and they came
crashing down.  How it missed the bottle tree, I don't know.

The tree guy came out and took care of it.

This is the tree that was hit by lightning a few years ago.
It needed some trimming back at the top.
We were going to have this done when we got back.
It's a 'trash tree'...a Chinaberry...but, it helps shade the porch.

We trust this tree guy.  He thinks it'll be ok.

The new fenced area really grew.

The Lantana really took off.  And, took over this bed.
Hmmm....maybe I need more room.

The Hyacinth Bean on the veggie fence really took off, too.

Maybe that's why nothing much else than weeds, are doing
well there.  Between the vines and the ever growing
Live Oaks on the other side, there is more and more shade.

There is a lot of clean-up to do.
We missed the 'sawdust' pollen fall of the Cedar Elms.
Well....there was that clean-up.
Now, we have the seed fall.
Leaves will be right behind.

We had a busy weekend.
Out of town guests, football and soccer games 
and, a concert in San Antonio.

St. Mary's Lake, Glacier NP

So, I'm just going to sit at my computer and edit photos.

The clean-up will still be there, when I get to it.
Those pesky garden fairies never show up.

I'll show you some more beautiful scenery soon.

Happy Gardening...


  1. That last picture is like magic!!!!

  2. Those are some majestic long views in your photos, I can see why you'd want to go back, even if only through photo editing. That said, your hyacinth bean purples against the bright orange cosmos blossoms are a delight on a much more intimate scale. I'm glad you shared both!

  3. Beautiful pictures! Sounds like an epic road trip;)
    Love the The Hyacinth Bean.

  4. Wow, amazing views in Glacier NP. I look forward to seeing more of your pictures.

  5. Beautiful photos. I've been to St. Mary's Lake. As a child, we took long trips with a trailer and I distinctly remember that lake. It was cold, there was a full moon which was "setting" into the snow of the adjacent mountains. I'd forgotten that memory--thank you for the reminder!


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