Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Here is a shot of a mimosa tree I found on Flickr that gives a better idea of what it looks like.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Our camping spot was a little smaller than we are used to but it still wasn't so bad, other than not having running water or a fire pit. It is definately primitive camping. You have to go to a nearby campground to fill water jugs for the trailers.
Matthew is sitting inside a tube where you can see the fish all around you. It kind of felt like you were on display for the fish to watch you instead of the other way around.
Now this was an interesting fellow.
Spencer is fascinated with the sea horses, just look at his eyes.
Here is a friendly sea horse. The blue glass looking sculptures were really beautiful additions to the aquariums.
Friday, July 3, 2009
And here are some pictures I took of some of the flowers that are in bloom around the yard. I haven't done as much in my yard this year as in the past. Hopefully this fall I can get some of the flower beds better prepped for next year.
Here is a begonia that seems happy in the shade of the front porch.
My happy geraniums and allysm, all too happy to be next to the water faucet
This is one of my favorite daylilies. It is so hardy. I just stuck it in the ground where we removed some diseased raspberries a couple of years ago and without many ammendments it is thriving. I just water occasionally and put miracle grow on it a couple of times during the summer. If you are a reluctant gardener you might give daylilies a try, they are hard to kill.
A sweet yellow rosebud.This bed is below a flowering plum tree. I planted some dianthus two years ago and it still keeps coming back. I say if it ain't broke, don't fix it. They thrive here so they will stay here.
I love impatiens and allysum combined. Look to the back left and I have nestled in a robin's nest into this basket that sits on a table on my front porch