Silvery wandering jew

Silvery wandering jew is by far one of my favorite plants.

You can have it in a hanging basket or a container and let it cascade over the side and crawl to the ground. It can be planted directly in the ground and it spreads really fast.

The leaves shimmer in a silvery purple stripe on the front and solid purple on the back and many times there will be leaves turned both directions which only adds to the beauty of this plant.

I planted some in the ground last year in a few different spots in the backyard and we had one freeze so it froze but I noticed it is already coming back.

To make a new plant you can pinch off a piece and stick it in a pot or the ground and it takes off no roots are needed. I really love that. I find it prefers morning sun, evening sun or partial shade rather than full sun.

I went to the local nursery and bought two hanging baskets of it this past week for $9.00 each. This plant is a big bang for your buck.

It actually looks quite beautiful mixed in a container with something taller and some flowers.

Towards the end of March, I decided to fix a tall container of begonias and silvery wandering jew for the front and it turned out quite well.

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Security monkeys

This week’s Daily Post photo challenge is Security.

The first monkey I found was the red one and after that, we would buy Daisy a new one when we could find a different color.  We have now collected all six colors of the monkeys.

When she gets a new monkey it becomes her favorite and that is the one she wags around with her.

Does that mean dogs can see color?

Daisy used to bring one monkey to bed at night and now she brings three or four. She acts like a mama dog rounding up her puppies.

After she brings them to bed I will sneak a few of them away from her while she’s distracted. When she notices they are missing she starts frantically looking around for them until they are rounded back up again.

Does this mean dogs can count?

When I was taking these pictures yesterday morning of her and her monkeys little did I know it would fit in perfect with this weeks photo challenge.

Daisy needs the security of her monkeys at bedtime and that is all that matters.

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The yellow – rumped warbler

These little birds are everywhere right now and this one stopped just long enough for a few quick poses on an overcast day.

When I get a glimpse of  yellow out of the corner of my eye I know it is these little birds.

Nature shares her beauty with us every day and we simply need to take the time to enjoy it.

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Back on track

My computer is back and working great.

Windows 7 that I love is back and no more uninvited Windows 10 is on here.

All my pictures and documents were saved thank goodness.

They made me two backup copies of my hard drive one on an external drive and one on my desktop so I could access what I needed and then delete it. That will take me awhile to go through but I am trying to organize as I am going through it.

Thanks to the Geek Squad at Best Buy for their great work. It only took a few days and it was worth the money to save my stuff.

 

 

 

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