I got a new camera for the trip to Perú in September and have been playing around.
Fannie (left) and Mable watching intently
Mabel waiting for popcorn
Fannie, sure that the camera is going to take her soul…
Buddha statutes and portulaca
An interesting coleus
Our new front door
Things are coming along in the garden.
My yearly clematis photo
The east bed – filled in and mulched
A new fountain
The northwest bed
The northwest corner
Passion Vine Flower
So this is a way late post… I went to a Department of Labor Conference in Charleston, South Carolina in early March. I’ve just been swamped with legislative session and haven’t gotten around to posting.
It was a very quick trip in-and-out of Charleston and only had about three hours to walk around, but the weather was fantastic. There are some great cemeteries there.
A church cemetery with mossy trees
Late 17th Century Gravestone
One of Many Steeples
Azaleas at Their Peak
Window Box on a Colonial House
Fort Sumter Monument
Outside a Fire House
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This weekend has been gray and dreary – typical Winter – but not cold enough for my liking. In mid-December, though, it got quite cold for a few days – upper 20s. Cold enough that most of my perennials died off. And last week, it got down to 18 degrees for a couple of nights, killing off the rest.
I took that as my cue to start afresh in 2017. I pulled out everything from all the beds except the major architectural plants. I’ll start amending the soil (or at least trying – it’s probably a lost cause at this point) and hopefully replanting in April after the live oak leaf drop/pollen explosion is done with. But here’s the current state affairs…a bit bleak.
The Back Yard – 15 January 2017
The East Bed – waiting for vines and ground cover
The North Bed – A clean slate
Mable – a bit blurry – she never sits still
The Naked Elm Tree
The Holly Tree
Just some random photos from the past month…
A strawberry shrimp plant
Outside Christmas Decorations
Christmas Goose and the Trimmings
Fannie and Mabel in Stairway Prison
This is Willow – she’s my drinking buddy at the Draught House. Well, I have the IPA and she has water and the occasional jerky treat. She came to my friend, her human companion, from the South Texas Aussie Rescue.