Saturday, April 20, 2013


I'm having home computer issues. More photos when the network is back up!! I'm glad I took ONE with my phone to make sure to have one to send to Sally and Butch.

Ok, internet back up after pulling the plug on the poor thing... plugging it back in ... repeat... repeat... repeat... it's finally got itself together again :)

 Putting on her mask
 All dressed up!
 The mask was slipping...
 Alec brought a gift of earrings to match her outfit.
 yes, they are friends just hanging out and going to prom together :)

 Two peas in a pod!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

How does your garden grow?

Girls in a park...oh wait, that's my yard...I love my yard!!!

They're being artists ;)

How does your garden grow..
Love my verbena!! I need more RED... Now to find it!!

I have no clue what this flower is... It came back from last year - when I thought it was dead ;)

Amaryllis is almost is in bloom!! Little carnations in the corner.

Succulents. ;)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Weekend warrior

Although I LOVE living in a non-desert environment living with the pollen is gross. You clean and clean and clean and it just keeps coming!! So this weekend was the patios turn. Did you know pollen when wiped on "plicker" (plastic wicker) makes some mean static? Yep it sure does. I sent part of the morning being shocked. :( I think I'm going to have to wash them this year. Same with the cushions. They won't "beat" clean sigh as I was having yard work done I opted to NOT spread cushions everywhere and went for the blower/rag method for today. It's mostly clean. I had to blow it twice - achoo!

So after all the cleaning I have deemed the pool open!

Looking good HOWEVER I do have a large 10x10 aluminum frame shade for the corner that has the umbrella! Need to put that up, but only after we figure out how to "mount" it to the concrete. Or maybe we'll use water anchors? Who knows.

(Yes, need to stain the deck to be one non clay staines color)

The front is looking wonderful!!

The back makes me think it is time to relax!!

AND I even have a pool boy ;)