Good afternoon Folks ~ This morning I went out to work in my main garden, to finish what I had started a couple of weeks ago. I was going along, sweating buckets, then it lightly started to rain, and since it wasn’t thundering and lightening I continued to work, and it wasn’t so bad. I was getting a lot accomplished, then thunder happened, so I grabbed my tools and headed indoors. Then the bottom fell out and we got some heavy rain and more thunder and lightening.
I just checked our weather because it’s raining again, and there is a tropical wave off FL that I didn’t even know about. At least it’s not a hurricane. I wasn’t able to mow this past week because of rain, then I worked Thurs-Sat, I thought about it this morning, but it lightly rained, and it is Sunday afterall. It could wait another few days. We’re supposed to have rain tomorrow too, then sunshiny skies starting Tuesday. Hopefully then, I can get sort of caught up with what I was doing, well at least make a dent in the overgrowth.
DH worked in the caravan yesterday with more insulation work. This morning he wired another outlet, so that now the electrical is done. Hurray for that.
The photo above was from 1:30 p.m. it’s now 2:45. I’ve been editing pictures to put in this post. The wad of green has moved further north now. I hear thunder off over the ocean, it is lightly raining here so far.
Water is heating for a cup of herbal tea, and we’ll split a humongous blueberry muffin. Our local Salvation Army thrift store gives out free bread. Each person is allowed 2 pkgs. We’ve happened to have been there on the right day the past couple of weeks, it’s never the same, so I’ve got bread in the freezer. Dinner rolls, muffins, rosemary/olive oil bread, bagels, and bear claws. This bread is usually on the last date of expiration for the store it had been in so they donate it to the SA. There is nothing wrong with it at all.
Now on with photos from the past couple of days.
First the latest caravan work. DH almost has the insulation work done, then he can put up the wall paneling, which we will paint white. We’ve had the paneling in our stash, some we took off our own walls, because it was on the walls when we got here, and some we’ve picked up curbside.
You can see in the left bottom corner in picture above and in the right hand corner in the picture below, the original tail lights. DH wanted to leave them open to the room instead of just covering them up. They do let in a little light, and they will be under the bench/bed that will be on that wall when we are all done.
Here’s one of the tail lights from the outside.
Here is a bit of insulation work over the stove area. You can see one of the pair of wrought iron dragons we have just outside the window here. We’ve had these since we had our antique shop which is about 17 years ago now. They are 8’ tall and about 3’ deep. We’re planning on mounting them to DH’s workshop north outside wall, over the two little arched windows that are there. All in due time. These two dragons are from the early 1920’s, maybe earlier, and came off of some mansion in Palm Beach that was torn down. They are really cool looking. (These are for sale, we just haven’t advertised them yet.)
DH did quite a bit of restoration on these as the wings were pretty ragged out when we got them.
Here is ‘Miss’ Tork. When she was a kitten she had these little markings that we thought were ‘fuzz nuts’ so we thought she was a he. When we took her to be fixed we found out otherwise. She doesn’t know that her name is sort of masculine. We call her several names actually and she comes to them all.
Here are more pics of the night blooming cereus cactus blooms. The third one is not getting any bigger looking like it might fall off, but these two are doing great and I’m excited. These blooms are huge and said to smell wonderful. DH said the scent will probably be too much for him, as are other things that bloom at night. Some can be rather overpowering.
Here we have the yellow walking iris. What a wonderful plant. It bends over, touches the ground and roots come out and another plant is started. It is loving all of this rain as are other things.
Crepe myrtles are not tropical plants, but it is growing here in our tropical cottage gardens.
Now we are inside the secret garden. You can see the crepe upper right side. My shed’s door can be seen on other side of the bird bath. My washing machine is in there, and I store paper goods and other stuff in there.
Here’s a view looking northwest. The caravan is on the other side of the hedge.
That’s it for now. Hope you all have a nice week wherever you are, whatever you are doing. Give thanks for each new day, do the best you can with what you’ve got, God bless you.