Good morning everyone ~ Hope you all had a nice weekend and that the week is going smoothly. If things aren't going so hot, then may you have grace, peace, love, and healing surrounding you.
I'm working a 5 day work week this week, so not much will be going on here. After errands on Monday morning I did mow, then made some lemon poppy seed muffins later. This morning I did a quick soak of black eyed peas, and will get them going in the crockpot along with some browned Italian sausage, celery, onion, carrots, garlic and maybe some herbs and spices.
I love the new counter space, with freezer underneath. I can't believe how much nicer it is having that extra counter space.
DH is still tweaking the inventory spreadsheet as we're not sure exactly what all we want to do with it. Mainly it will be for the bulk items we buy, not the every week stuff.
Gardens are doing well in spite of drought conditions as I try to keep up with hand watering. The sky was black with rain filled clouds this morning but we got nothing as it kept to the south of us and moved east. :-(
I hope to be doing up a little series on the 86 plants that I have that I found listed in a great book "Landscape Plants for South Florida ~ edited by Dr. George K. Rogers. I was really surprised I have that many listed and shown in this book.
Here are some blooms taken the other day. Click on images for a larger view.
The next few pictures are of the unknown orchid that is blooming right now. Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL
Lowly periwinkles or vinca. I have 3 or 4 colors of this growing. They are so easy. DH calls them weeds. :-)
Blue Sage blooms, one of my favorite blues in the garden.
Next we have Golden Dewdrop. I just love how these blooms looked against the dead section of tree that we've turned into a sculpture in the secret garden.
"It's spring fever.
That is what the name of it is.
And when you've got it,
you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is
you do want,
but it just fairly makes your heart ache,
you want it so!"
Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL