Yesterday evening late, the house of a friend about a mile from me, burned to the ground. He had a very big house, and everything is lost! Ouch. Then, I got a note from BugNut, one of his great-grand children died Monday. He is having a hard time dealing with that. I don't know the details, that is all he told me. What Next!
I don't know if it's me or GG-but my photos keep getting screwed up! This is the back flower bed now. Not too much going on, but come February, the petunias, pansies and snapdragons will fill it up, and by that time, the kitten will be big enough to stay out of it!
This time of year always makes me sad. I hate to see summer go, and hate even more to see winter come. The mosquitoes are Unbearable right now! We have had just enough rain for those devils to hatch, and we're getting more than 100 hits per minute now-they even hover over the animals. (Poor Peanut can't eat them fast enough!) We're going to have a strong cool front come through just in time for Halloween-hope it pushes them out to the Gulf!
I have been planting some of my fall flowers, but I have to be careful where I put them, cause the dang little CAT likes to pounce on them! I have a lot of zinnia volunteers still coming up, but she jumps on them when the butterflies land on them-so I finally just gave up! I did plant some pansies in a pot with Bright Lights Shard. I am afraid the Shard is going to take over the pot, though:
At least the pot is full enough, Itty stays out of it! Our days are cool enough now that the Morning Glory Tree blooms stay open all day. I just love this little tree.
I thought I had lost it last winter, but it finally came back. I will certainly remember to take cuttings in case we have a hard winter again!
The vegetable garden is coming along. I have bell peppers starting to produce again, and about 20 tomatoes on a bush. I'm pulling up the eggplant, and I have the cabbage planted, and still have broccoli to plant (I'm slow). This is the first time I have planted Asparagus (yard long) beans, and it seems like they showed up overnight!
I'm not sure when I am supposed to pick them-they seem awfully skinny! I ate a raw one and it tasted a little bitter, so I guess they need to be on the vine a little longer!
Today we will bury my good friend, Millie. We are saddened that the funeral home did not do a good job with her face. Millie was never fat, and they have her with a big, fat neck. Makes you want to say, take her back and re-do it! Several of us got together last night and reminisced some of the things we/she has done. It was funny and sad. Millie loved New Orleans, Saints Football and Budweiser. We shall miss our "New Orleans Lady" R.I.P. Millie Jo.
Millie is the 2nd from left on the top. I am far right in white.
I've checked my old blogs, and we had our first 40 something degree nights around the 1st of October last year. The wind is blowing strongly out of the north & tonight will be our first 46 degree night with daytime reaching into the upper 70's. The Confederate Rose trees and the Rain Trees will be coming into bloom in a few days. To tell the truth, I don't particularly care for fall or winter. Especially winter-erk!
My friend, Millie, has died. It is so sad. I talked with Rodney last night, and he is just sort of lost. Thankfully, his daughter has good sense and is helping him-of course with loads and loads of friends. Her funeral will not be until the end of the week to let out of town relatives come in.
Some of you have PM'd me about my friend that had the stroke. We have received word, that she will not come out of it She is in a vegetive state, and they've inserted a feeding tube in her stomach. It is just a matter of time. She has one daughter, and her husband who is just beside himself. Millie & Rodney were one of those rare couples that did everything together,and for each other. She has lots and lots of friends, and we are all quite upset.
GG is messing with me again. This was supposed to be at the end of the blog. Anyway, this is what my Angel Trumpet usually looks like at this time of year. Gorgeous, isn't it? However, the long, hot summer and the unusually cold winter we had has really punished my AT. This is what it looks like this year:
Kinda sad, huh? I think there are bugs in the roots, too., so I will probably take some cuttings, cause I don't know it if will survive much longer. This plant is about 12 years old-do they have a life span? I'll have to look that up!
It doesn't seem that I've been doing much. I have planted cabbage, and some fall flowers (pansies, petunias, marigolds, swiss chard), threw out some seeds of the Orange cosmos that blooms in the fall, pulling up diseased and worn out zinnias. Adding a little here, filling in something there... mostly piddling. I have about 9 tomatoes on my tomato plant that survived the summer, the Asparagus beans are running and running (I mean, like 10 Ft. tall!), the eggplant has worn me out, and the bell peppers are starting again-I must have 30 on one plant!
I made the Fall Master Gardener's sale last week, and there was a art/craft/garage sale thingy going on, too. Here some ideas of what to do with your worn out crocs, or your boots. These were so neat!
Bird houses from boots, planters from crocs! And I had just thrown away my old crocs! Have to remember, you can make a planter from anything that'll hold dirt!
We are still have days in the lower 90's, but we are mostly in the mid-upper 80's now, and nights in the 60's. I'm ok with that, I just hate those 40 degree nights! Ugh, I hate winter!
Doesn't seem like too many people are blogging anymore, I miss that. Some of the other sites I go too are difficult for me to navigate (cause I'm computer stupid, I guess). I sure wish this one would get more involvement. Oh, well -it is what it is!
Make it a good day, peeps!
GO SAINTS!! GO LSU!! :)
I forgot to ask-I have a good friend, 47 years old, that has had a major stroke and may not make it. She was one of our group called the "Six Pack", although all 6 of us hadn't gotten together in a while. She will be having a cat scan today to see how badly her brain is damaged. She is mostly un-responsive now. Her husband is devastated, please say a prayer or 2 for us...thanks.