After days of rain and flooding in our area, we have a nice sunny day.
I took advantage of it by spending it cleaning our back porch. All of the
huge live oak trees are dropping their leaves now. There is a mountain of
leaves on the patio and many of them have blown up onto the porch.
So I swept and removed the wicker furniture to give everything a
good cleaning. I bought some annuals too to pot for some color.
Yesterday I was able to find some new cushions for the chairs. The old ones
were looking pretty ratty and rather than try to clean them again, I replaced
them with more colorful ones.
The brick floor of the porch is still wet. Things don't dry here as fast as
they did in Idaho. See that bush next to the swing and in front of the post?
It's a gardenia bush and it is loaded with buds right now. This is an
everblooming gardenia and it is supposed to bloom all summer.
I can hardly wait!
And I bought a new fern. My old one got nipped the last time the temps
took a dive and I forgot to bring it inside.
It's a start. I want to get some hanging baskets and some hummingbird
feeders. The hummingbirds have returned and I want to keep them
around. My sister-in-law Cindy has several hummingbird feeders on
her porch up in Lago Vista and she gets visits every day. They are
such a delight.
That's it for now. I am going to hop in the shower and get some of
the grime off of me. Maybe I should give Bentley a bath first. He
was outside all day having a great time rolling around in the grass and
hunting through the ginger for lizards. We are having cocktails on
the porch at 6:00 PM. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by!
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley