Monday, November 14, 2016


The trees across the street have been a vision of beauty this past week. Even tho they have lost a lot of leaves, or maybe because of it, they are awesome in every light. It is supposed to rain this afternoon. That should bring more leaves down.

The camellias are covering the bushes, all of which are well more than 10 feet tall, 2 of them are over the roof. The shorter one had to be cut back this summer as it was laying on the shingles.
(Please note, I never use any color enhancement)
I will save the azaleas for the next post... the new fall azaleas in the Meditation Garden have made it thru a hot dry summer, I am glad to report. I did carry water out to them a couple times, but mostly, they were on their own.

We have had our first freeze and a couple heavy frosts. But it was so warm for so long, it is hard to believe Thanksgiving is next week! Be safe , ya'all!

Saturday, November 12, 2016


AFTER ALL THAT WORK on the Possum Box, you'd think they would go there and hang out and leave the cat boxes alone, but NOooooooo...
Here is the first possum to come house hunting... in Spook's box. 'Course, it mighta been the bowl of crunchies in there... or maybe the heat was on and it felt good to toast the little pink toes... I dunno. Whatever the reason, this little fella comes by most every evening to see if any snacks are left in the bowl that definitely says KITTY. Anybody know where I can get a bowl that says POSSUM? Maybe I can get Elizabeth to make one for me. See the heating pad's cord on the bottom right? It is wrapped in wire to protect it from little possum teeth. They have 50, you know.

Then Possum #2, (what do you mean they all look alike!!!) dropped in to check out Hoover's new digs. And yes, there was a bowl of tuna in there and the heat was probably on... more little toasty pink toes.

I wondered if having the lights on in the little tiny greenhouses would keep them away last night... (the light is part of my 'bucket-of-bricks heating system)... but no, they just ambled on thru after checking out to see if any crumblies were left over. They don't know Hoover very well. I mean, why do they think we named her Hoover?????
This is Hoover sneaking around behind me while I got some shots of the fall colors. She fades into the scenery, but she is easy to hear in the dry leaves.

OK, next - the HUGE camellia bushes and other fall colors! (assuming this post works... sigh)