Sunday, July 17, 2016


Sharing a few pictures (if blogger will allow it) of the 8 1/2 inches of rain we got on July 1st. Please note, these pictures were taken in the middle of the storm in the MIDDLE OF THE AFTERNOON!
The water on the carport is only a few inches deep but eventually went up over my ankles. Note the water on the wheels of the wagon. Also note the waves as the water rolls in from the street and UP the driveway, a distance of about 50 feet.
 Note the COCORAHS rain gauge in the background. The water has come up and onto the carport, about 3 inches deep. The garden ties in the back are under 6 inches of water at this point... and remember, this is around 3 in the afternoon. The Adirondacks on the patio sit on 4x4s to keep them dry. The 4x4s are underwater.

Sunday, June 12, 2016


One of the things I love the most about living here is the quantity of flowers – sometimes year round,DSC_0459_01 like the fresh picked camellias we have on the Christmas table – this year we had Aunt Alice in bloom for Christmas! The pink is Debutante and variegated is Peppermint. OK, so they don’t look so great with the pink of the poinsettia, but I guess it proves the season!

Here are some shots of the garden today – or I should say, the some of the bigger plants… the ground level has lots of different color violets, a few hundred Lily of the Valley scattered about, and even many of the weeds have sweet little flowers on them. I just had to include Red Emperor flowers that blew off in one of our wind storms and landed on the mossy ground. I thought it looked so cool… too pretty to walk on… I had to step over them.


Pink Perfection is still in bloom!

And now the azaleas… First, the Meditation Gardens: The old and now the azaleas are old enough to start blooming in the New Meditation Garden:

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Moving to the back yard:

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