We are having a lovely, quiet, gray, with a little rain, Sunday. I am hoping we get a lot more rain as we really need it. Speaking of water, I posted this summer about losing our well, and having to use city water for watering gardens. I don't water like I used to do, even though I was frugal with watering then, but am more so now. This week in our water bill we were told that it's possible our water bill will go up $50-$75 a month, because of the EPA. Oh for goodness sake! What next? Here's what next, we found out in the same days' mail, that our car registration went up around $22 more for each vehicle.
Ok, enough being unthankful. I'm thankful we have clean water and vehicles to drive. Now, where's that $$ tree to grow in my garden?
DH has been sorting through iron collected through the years, some to sell for scrap and some to keep. Well, in his keep pile, I found two smaller heart gratings for windows. I showed the larger one here. As I was sitting here writing this all out, I thought of where to hang these on our cottage, and told DH what I thought. He said it was a great idea. They will hang on either side of the front window on the outside wall of my little space, after we repaint of course. Which is a project for cooler weather. Yippee!
Here come the blooms: click on pictures for a larger view.
Confederate Rose ~ A pale yellow, but in this lighting it looks more chartreuse.
Louis Philippe a.k.a. Florida Cracker rose
Next two pictures are of morning glories.
Pink Pet or Caldwell's Pink in the next two pics.
An unknown, that someone told me the name of recently but I don't have it in my brain yet.
These next tiny orchids I bought many years ago at a local garden event. I lost the tag.
Here is a Vanda I think, given to me by a friend a little over 20 years ago.
Last but not least is a comical picture of our outdoor girl, who is sleeping in a nest in the liv. rm. right this minute. This terra cotta chicken is a planter, but I haven't put anything in it because there is not a hole in the bottom. Anyway, we put water in it and Tork likes to drink out of it.
Don't go through life,
grow through life.
Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL