Thursday, August 25, 2011


I've asked for a pond for several years now - and have the perfect place for it. 
Between the extended patio and a garden next to the pool, we have a large chunk of grass that was just a pain to try to mow. No matter how you did it you blew grass all over something.  

My dream is finally coming true - my sweetheart of a husband bought me this for my birthday...

I can't wait to get this project started!  Of course you'll get to see the final results...stayed tuned!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Some folks call these Surprise Lilies

 and some people call them Naked Ladies.

Actually they are lycoris squamigera.

These pale pink lilies peek out of nowhere every August just around my birthday.

It is nicknamed Naked Lady or Surprise Lily because the flowers appear on sturdy, leafless stems in late summer, after the leaves have withered and disappeared from the spring.These bulbs came from my grandmothers garden many years ago.  I've moved them to every house I've lived in.

                                                                       Every year they produce even more bulbs giving me huge groups of flowers.
 They don't really like to be disturbed so if you dig them up you tend to lose that seasons bloom.  But be patient, because they come back the next year ten-fold.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Mischievous Monday

As you can see Otis has no fear.  He managed to go from a chair to a bookcase, to the top of a curio cabinet to a shelf suspended about 10 inches from the ceiling.  Once he was up there and decided it was no big deal he turned around on that skinny little shelf way up high and came back down.  Of course this is the same "tree climbing cat" if you remember.  If you don't here is the post and photos. Otis' adventure

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Triple Tuesday

Jack Frost found a niche to fall asleep in!
Otis thinks he's going on a trip!

  Fester sleeps on top of the couch and blends right in.