Sunday, August 31, 2008

nothing much doing here...

well, I was looking forward to a nice long relaxing weekend... but that didn't work out. Friday night, a friend of the family was rushed to the hospital with apendicitis. The next day, after a run to the hospital, I ran up to the flea market, and then today I had to run to Home Depot to get some cord for the weed eater so that I could mow the lawn, (really, not one of my favorite things... I'm seriously thinking of lawn substitutes here... ) and now I will be going out to see my mom who is staying out with the friend of the family and I may just stay out there all night because there will be a bar-b-que tomorrow.
Work will no doubt be relaxing compared to this weekend...
Anyway, took a few pics in the yard after mowing... bought a hummingbird feeder at Home Depot... the cheapest one, since I'm pretty sure the birds don't care what the things look like... We have hummers here all summer, not a huge amount, but the flowers in my yard mean that I see a few more of them than most yards around here... But I never put up feeders until September. That's because around mid-September the migration to their winter grounds passes through. Some people have put out feeders for so long, that they have literally hundreds visiting every year... I end up with a few flitting around.

Also took a pic of the Cereus hildmannianus buds... should be flowering within a couple of weeks.

And the Pavonia hastata are about to bloom their fool heads off, they are really loving the late summer heat. It seems the hotter it gets, the more they bloom...

and of course the ruellias are going at it too...


  1. BBQ sounds good!!! LOL. Looking forward to your cactus blooms!

  2. very nice ,cactus blooms and many flower in your garden.

  3. After the latest rain, many of my plants have burst out in bloom. The Ruellia brittonia is covered with flowers, just like yours. About 8 cacti decided to put out--in record time--new flowers. At least I'll have something for Green Thumb Sunday this week! Lately I've only managed a post on Tuesdays and Sundays. I need to get back to at least 3 or 4 posts a week.