Monday, February 28, 2011

Spring is in Bloom!...Day 45

Cercis canadensis var. texensis
We have a groove of  these Redbuds in the back yard.  Great way to watch spring budding.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wild Onion...Day 41

Allium canadense Wild onion

As I was searching for the proper scientific name for this, I managed to download a Trojan somehow. Just not got my computer back!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Nandina, A Bird's Delight...Day 39

Nandina, I love every thing about it. It has flowers in the spring, color and berries for the birds in the winter.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Cheating a Bit Today...Day 35

I did take a photo of the cards, and I did capture them on Skype chat.  Then I put it together so you can enjoy them with me.  The writer and instigator of the cards is the red head Suzy in the lower right had corner. She is a doll.
Just arrived today!..


Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Gift From Mother Nature...Day 34

Things have been looking pretty bleak in the yard since we had two weeks of 20 degree weather.  Today, I found a ray of sunshine hidden in the mass of leaves that need cleaning. Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Flower Bed Cleaned and Ready to Rejuvenate, Day 30

Yesterday, I began my task of preparing our church's flowerbed for replanting. My son helped by planting the Shi-Shi Gashira Camellias to replace the Fashion Azaleas that didn't make it.  Later in the spring I will share how we have done.
Loquat Tree center, Rosemary ends, New Gold Lantana back...more to come

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Crape Murder Day 29

Tuscarora Crape Myrtle that has been adapted to keep it small.  This is not good
Crape Murder close up and ugly. 

Friday, February 11, 2011

My Corner of the World Day 28

I have wanted a corner I felt comfortable and relaxed in.  I think I have it now.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Icicles Outside My Window

It really did get to 23 real feel 12 here in Costal Texas.  Don't you love the icicles!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Attempt To Capture a Rain Drop... Day 26

I was able to capture the aftermath but not the drop.  I think I will try a faster camera next time. My daughter has one of the fast click cameras. Okay, I don't know the lingo, just trying this out. : )

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What Is In His Mind...Day 25

The question:  "Why do you have on ear muffs and no coat?"
"Because my ears are cold..."   LOL

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Most Amazing Impatiens Day 23

This Impatiens plant has been tortured.  It was not watered while I was gone, so it lost it's leaves.  It has recovered both leaf and bloom in an amazing 2 weeks.  They bloom you know, 265 days of year.  Awesome plant. The flash washed out some of the color.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Repenting It Did Snow a Bit in Montgomery Day 21

As I looked out my window it didn't look like any snow, just a little ice on the Holly.

Then I went out the side door and, oh my, there was some snow, not much, but it was snow. It was not the pretty fluffy snow of the North, but crunchy icy balls.  It was interesting "crunching" out to feed the dogs.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Icy Days February 2011 Day 20

This is the fountain in our local park.
This family was taken by the solid flow of ice.  They took several pictures of each child for future remembrance of the year it froze the fountain in Montgomery, Texas.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Sad Day for the Window Box Day 18

I took a shot of my Dianthus this afternoon.  I am glad I did, because when I went out to make sure all were covered, the wind chill had already burnt the leaves and flowers.  They had survived several days of 20 degree weather previously, but the wind chill, I found when I came in, was in the single digits tonight. Brrrrr. So cold.