Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Saga of the Drive Bed...

You've heard the story of the
Drive Bed,
many times.

I did a long history blog about it changed again.

I thought maybe I could save this big Prickly Pear.

The Cactus Bugs had done a real job on it.

I began trimming back and cleaning up the ruined pads.
That's when I began to see even more of the awful bugs.

Why do all that work, just to have it continue to fall apart?

So, I started hacking it out.
Not an easy job, with such a big mess.

I finally got it hacked down, and the trunk dug up.
I hauled it out and piled it all in the Grove, where it began years ago.
Maybe some of the pads will root, and grow again.

By the way...these can be vicious plants.
Long spines are not the biggest problem.
Those mean little stickers...glochids....are.
They were even in the soil.
They worked their way into my gloves,
and since I sit on my behind, while I garden... get the picture.

NO FUN!! is the new incarnation...

So far, I like it.

These Golden Barrel Cacti needed to have more sun, anyway.
And, the little Bunny Cactus fit in, nicely.

It looks especially nice, in the morning light.

I'm sorry to lose such a beautiful plant.
But, the bugs won this one.

That's the thing about gardening...
it's never DONE.

Hope you're enjoying your ever-changing gardens.

Happy Gardening...

Friday, June 16, 2017

Happy Father's Day, 2017...

 I'm reposting last year's 
Father's Day post.

With a little extra thrown in.
We added another father this year.


There are lots of fathers, in my life.
Some gone, and some still with us.

The first father I knew was my Daddy.
He was a good man. A hard working man....
He loved to learn new things...have a good time.
And, fish.

And, there's my father-in-law.
Another good man. Another hard working man.
Fun, and funny...always ready for a good time.
And, fish.

Both are gone now. And, we all miss them.

And, this guy.
The one I see every day.
Another good man. Another hard working man.
He's also fun, and funny.
And, ALWAYS ready for a good time.

Another good man...hard working and always there for his family...
our Son.

And, our Son-in-Law...
another good, hardworking man...
there for his family.

This year, we added one more father.

Ronnie is our newest father...
Father to our sweet Great Grandson.
Another good, hardworking guy.

I'm blessed, to have all these good men in my life...
past and present.

Seems we have an ongoing theme in this family...
good, hardworking men.

Good men....good good families.
We're all lucky to have them, in our lives.

The generations march on.

to all the fathers out there...
all the Dads.

We love you all.

Happy Father's Day...