vivian hernandez via ariaa jaeger
I really don’t feel as bad as this looks – I just love this doggie and want to hug his neck and make him smile. Isn’t he a sweetheart? :0)
Yesterday I had a setback in the painting of Catbert. The two paints I tried to mix just weren’t happy together. I ended up with a mess. Combined with the fact that my husband thought the back side that had the first coat on it looked ‘awful,’ and I was one unhappy camper. After I fumed for a bit, we ended up taking the piece outside, hanging it up on our hook, and spray painting him orange on both sides. I have to admit he looked better, though I’m not looking forward to having to start completely over on all the details…
We decadently slept late this morning, so I feel rested!
I told you that instead of actually working in the yard or the garden, I went around taking pictures. One of my very best skills – perfected over many years – is the art of procrastination…
I showed you the pics of the garden. Today I want to share the pics of the flowers we are still enjoying until our first freeze.
We love wave petunias. This is one plant that spilled over its pot down into the planter next to it.
And this wave petunia is on the other side of the deck. I love the light lavender with the darker centers and lines streaking out.
This is yubi or purslane. We haven’t found a color we don’t enjoy.
We have several twice-blooming iris that I absolutely love. These bloom in the spring, and then again in October. What a treat!
I told you that the rains we had recently really did a number on our Rio Samba rose bushes, but these are the flowers remaining, and we have more buds.
And these are impatiens. They’re really happy in the shade of the house with the cooler temperatures. You can some of the ones we planted, and then the ‘volunteers’ that came up by themselves around the bottom of the planter.
And these are volunteers at the bottom of the planter on the other side of the front porch.
Our hydrangea plants are suddenly happy. I’ll try to get pics of those to share with you.
The fall here is so great, with the flowers from the spring and summer and the cooler temperatures. Who could be unhappy in weather like this?