Monday, July 30, 2012

Catching Up

I've gotten lazy about blogging this past week.  I've been keeping busy with family, garden and Olympics.  One day I got my bored hubby out of the house and we went to Old Town to walk around.  We had lunch and then just wandered through the shops and even a cemetery.

 Your what is being recorded???  If YOU'RE going to post a sign in YOUR store then get the grammar correct!!!

Love this!
A lovely old church in Old Town

 This Conestoga has seen better days~
 No trip to Old Town is complete without a Margarita and some chips and salsa.
 Century plants

On Saturday Karen and I left the men and boys at home and we spent the day going to Estate Sales and Garage Sales.  She had been on the lookout for an Entertainment Center for me.  We arrived at this sale after it closed but the lady let us in to look at the center.  The price was very right so I came home and measured the space and decided to take it.  On Sunday I babysat the boys while Michael and Karen took their trailer and headed out to get it and haul it to my house.  They set it up and even measured the spot where the new bigger TV will go.
And of course I've been busy in my garden.  I keep rearranging, checking to see what needs watering when and adding to it.  I am beginning to run out of room and realize that I now have WAY too many plants.  But I will deal with it. :)   I decided to get some vining flowers that will grow up the lattice work on our carport and porch area.  I got some Star Jasmine and repotted them today. Boy do they smell good!
I moved some plants over by the tomatoes. But I'm not sure I will leave them there.
 I bought three wrought iron trellises and 3 red Mandevillas and put them between my garden and the neighbor's patio.  These are climbers so eventually I will have a little more privacy. 

 The garden as of today.  I got rid of the bird feeder and am putting the bird seed in a container on the ground.  A lot less messy this way!

 I am trying to grow orchids here in the desert.  I have them hanging in the shade under my Tangelo tree. I also spritz them everyday hoping this will work.
One of my Gardenias is blooming.
 So is one of my Dalias.
 And yes, my neighbor is sharing the tomatoes with me.  They are little guys but they taste good.

 So, that was my week.


AntKaybe said...

Isn't it amazing how things will grow in Calie? The same plants would be frazzled in Florida. Blessings to you & yours.

Tootie said...

I could smell the Gardenia. :) Garden is looking pretty.

Kathy said...

I haven't visited your blog is ages. I first found it way back when the Bloggy Carnivals used to take place. Every now and then I'd visit to see what is going on with you in Sanibel. My family has vacationed there several times. We live in South Florida. Now, I see you have relocated to So. Cal. I'm sorry to hear about your husband's diagnosis. Your scenic photos of California are beautiful. Blessings, Kathy