Friday, October 20, 2017

Time to relax

I took advantage of the early morning comfortable temps and sweep the yard and planted a couple of new plants
   
 This is Sedge Evergold Grass which is planted by the pond. It will grow to about 12 inches and needs only once a week watering. I like that. I also planted a Geranium which we always have in the yard but until it blooms I have no picture.

this is my herb garden just outside the kitchen window. Italian parsley, English Thyme, Onion Chives and Sweet Basil. Everything is looking pretty good but it is time to come in and relax. The sun is getting quite warm. There is a breeze that will pick up every so often and the chimes sing out. Love the sound of the different chimes. I really need a few more; never have enough.
I have been trying to start my art project...takes a bit of thinking on my part. It has been so long since I have done any real art work.  I have watched the videos and feel inspired but yet to start my own.
The doctor visit went well. The tests showed no blockage but now on to a Vascular Surgeon as she has requested. She is a delightful doctor and even though I have to travel a bit to go to her, (I have been seeing her for 13 years) I just can not think of changing...at least not yet. When the drive
is too much of a chore then I will find someone closer. The staff is easy to work with and so caring.
Time for a cup of tea and a review of the art video. Alice is out and hoping that we visit today. It has been so nice that you stopped by. Thank you for your kind words and most of all your friendship. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

It was a beautiful evening

Just look at last evenings sunset! I am compelled to start my post today with it. It took my breath away. Today is starting out fantastic....sliders open, front door open and just enjoying before the heat pops up. Yes, we are still experiencing higher than normal temps.  The landscaper finally arrived yesterday (not at 8:30 but around 10ish) and the new irrigation system is in and working, Robert did fix 2 of the sprinkler leaks but today.... well, I do know what should be fixed so I am not concerned as they are minimal.
As a result of Robert coming late I did not attend writing group #2 but it is an informal type of "class" so I am not fretting it. Today I will work on my art class. We have a worksheet of questions meant to help us find our way and an exercise using ink and watercolor paper. Should be interesting. I think I will set up my card table so that it will be available to play on as I wish. 
Alas, poor Alice remained in the corner yesterday. I really must visit with her today. I think I will take her out to the front porch and see if I can not finish the motif at least. Just feeling lazy these past days. I have given myself permission to feel lazy and not put myself on any routine. All is well with my soul....
Once Robert left there was some clean up and then off to the market for sushi which I just had to have for lunch. Tomorrow is return to the doctor and talk about the test results. I know....be positive and for the most part I am.  In light of recent issues it remains difficult.
At the moment, the waterfall sounds lovely falling over the pond, the birds are chatting and the laundry is ready. So my fiends as nice as it has been visiting I must take care of business so I can sit outside with Alice. Thank you for your kind words and for yu friendship.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A beautiful day

I love when I can open the sliders and the door to let in a soft breeze. The air is quite comfortable right now but by noon, well that will be a different story.
This morning's sunrise. We are still in the high 90s.
Robert the landscaper could not make it yesterday so today is the day. New irrigation system and why are there sprinkler leaks? He will be here early so hopefully my whole day will not be tied up. Laundry in the works and open plans for the afternoon. Two more Denny's Angels complete but need to be starched.  Remind me not to wash the car...what a disaster. There are water spots and dust marks and forget the windows. I must get to the car wash this week and one that will do interiors too. I will be getting rid of all that car wash stuff next so it will not call out to me.
The next motif on Alice started. Maybe more on it today.
My on line art class officially began yesterday. Now, I have never taken an on line class before so I can not compare. I think know that I will enjoy this one. An I must mention that Keith stopped by and worked on my email issue. Cox could not solve it but he did. I have a new email,  same account just different set up. So I can once again send emails from the computer. Just need a few lessons from him on this or that.

The Snail Vine is growing daily! It forgets to crawl along the arbor so I will climb up and coax it over. Look at the double bloom and buds ready to open. I am enjoying my garden!
That about covers things around here. Time to get the laundry from the washer and water a few plants. Thank you for taking the time to visit and for your kind words. There are people who pop in and out of your life and then there are those who faithfully stay. Thank you most of all for your friendship which I can count on everyday.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Little blooms

A beautiful morning; window open, door open and the sliders are open......until the sun becomes high in the sky and hot. Lazy morning but then I decided to get a move on. First laundry almost finished and juice poured. I checked the garden
This is Denny's Lantana...this is the plant he bought just before his diagnosis and the plant he kept asking me to be sure to water. I nearly killed this plan 3 times and finally brought it back  and this is the first blooms it has. Lantana are pretty tough plants thank goodness.
This is one of the new ones; Hot Lips Sage. I planted it in the large red container just outside the kitchen window.  It is the first thing I see each day. As it is a shrub, this pot can hold it for some time.

This is Autumn Sage with delicate purple flowers. It is perfect in this blue pot and planted in front of Joey the Frog. I think it will do well here in the shade of the Sweet Memory plant.
 The last new one my favorite; Petite Butterfly Sweet Pea. So lovely are the blooms. This on I can see from my bedroom slider.  Again it is a shrub but should be okay in this tall clay pot.
The other plants are doing well. Lisa's Pink Stripe plant is blooming
She saw this at the nursery and here it is in the garden. Just a few blooms at a time for now but doing well. The Tomato plant has lots of flowers and I am patiently waiting for tomatoes.
I have some seeds to plant for herbs so I did pick up potting soil yesterday along with a new irrigation system. Robert will be here Monday afternoon to install and try to locate the leaks. Luckily the weather has not been as hot so the garden is not getting watered everyday...at this point it would be by hand....pail by pail!
That about covers it for now. The washer is waiting for a new load and the coffee is brewed. I will enjoy it out on the glider by the pond. Today will be tatting I think. Please keep my dear friend Glenda in your thoughts as she is not feeling well. Thank you for your visit and your kind words. Still unable to send email from the computer.....remember I am between platforms! Thank you for you friendship.