Thursday, May 29, 2008

Field Day

My niece had her field day today. She won 3 ribbons, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.It was so hot and sultry.
They all had a great time.
Next week she graduates to the 1st grade!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Yellow is the color of the day

After yesterdays generous rain, yellow came out to say a great big Howdy!Sundrops

Jerusalem sage

Interesting Rudbekia (gloriosa daisy)
Isn't this one fun!!
plains coreopsis

Yellow buddelia (butterfly bush)
Lanceleaf coreopsis
Yellow coneflower aka. mexican hat

squash zuchinni

Preschool program

Sister has trouble sitting still...she wants to be on stage too!
If you click on this picture to enlarge you can see his silly grin.

Luke had his preschool program and did quite well. He had a fun time.

He was all smiles the whole time on stage. Ahh, the milestones of a 3 year old.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial day weekend swim

I took my neice and nephew for a swim in the community pool.They had fun and made new friends.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Cook wins!

Yippee!!!!!!!!!!!! my fave david cook wins AI!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

100 degrees

I cannot believe it but my thermometer hit 100 degrees today at around 4:00. I hope this is not a sign of what is to come. I was enjoying the wonderful springlike weather and then summer decides to tumble in. AC is running nonstop, doggie is panting, and I am running around trying to keep my transplants alive with water jugs!! Life in Texas...

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Beautiful day to spend in the garden

This morning after my morning coffee I strolled the garden to see what was new or might need my attention. I told myself I was just going to enjoy and not work. I was overcome with temptation and started pulling bermuda and other unwanted items from the walkways. Then I drifted to the potting bench to find my hand spade. I then started digging up some passion vine for to pass along to my newfound gardening friend who happened to move in across the street. Yay, finally someone else that is interested in gardening. She stopped in last week for a tour of the gardens and asked if I had any passalongs to please bring them over. Well of course I have plenty so I am preparing a goody basket. I noticed she got herself a load of compost today and is busy putting it out. On with my morning, after much distraction from my other neighbors wild retirement party, I continued on with my manic gardening. Poor hubby weedeated the yard for 2 hours and my daughter mowed. I did transplants, washing down, weeding, and planting. Now I am exhausted and sunburned. A great stroll in the garden filled a day with pleasurable work. What do folks without gardens do with their time?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Garden Bloggers May Bloom Day

Black eyed Susan ,Gloriosa Daisylarkspur

Pink Guara
Red Salvia Greggi and Yellow Jerusalem sage
Blue Mist Flower
Oxeye daisy

Anthony Waterer Spiraea

Achillea Yarrow
Red Corn Poppy
Broadview of my wild meadow (self seeded)
Coreopsis and Rocket Larkspur

Unknown from seed
Gazania (perennial in my garden 3rd year)
Sundrop(calylophus) with Yarrow

Globe Amaranth, Gomphrena aka. Bachelor Button

Indigo Spires with Red Salvia
Pink Deutzia
Hot Lips Salvia
Autumn Sage Salvia Greggi

Blue Salvia

Pink double bloom Poppy
Rocket Larkspur
Shasta or Oxeye Daisy

Blooming but not pictured:

Gerber daisy, Snapdragons, french hollyhock, spurge, brazillian verbena, paprika yarrow, pincushion flower, meadow sage, old blush climber rose, red cascade rose,

desert willow, tangerine beauty cross vine, oxalis, primrose, tomatoes, elderberry,

yellow butterfly bush, pinks, and purple verbena.

Budding but not blooming:

texas gold lantana, red lantana, purple coneflower, purple loosestrife(lythrum), zinnia, russian sage, attraction butterfly bush, sunflower, oleander

Everything is later this year for my garden, we had a terrible hailstorm about a month ago that pushed everything to start from scratch growing again. June Bloom day should be spectacular. happy bloom day!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks to Carol at May Dream Gardens for bringing gardens from around the world together!
Be sure to visit her blog at

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Possum Kingdom Lake Trip

Fun Sunset from dockPeace Out!
Silly Siblings
Thumbs up
Poochy perspective
Next day duckies swim
Jet ski
Double up
I got to ride with speed racer....WHOA!
Hot dog, we had fun