We have this same variety of crossvine in several different locations in our yard and this year it is blooming like crazy.
The hummingbirds love this vine and you will see them often getting nectar from the flowers.
The paperwhites, wisteria, azaleas, and now the crossvine have all bloomed this year. I honestly thought the freeze would stop everything from blooming. It just goes to show you never doubt mother nature.
Flowers come in every color and shape plant different varieties and colors so you will always get to see something new.
I received my first Covid vaccination March 6 and my second March 27. I had the Pfizer injections.
These injections are timed out 3 weeks apart.
I have had no serious side effects from either injection. I was prepared because I have allergic reactions to a lot of medications mostly antibiotics.
There is a small red spot on my arm that started out the size of a dime the first day then a nickel then a quarter now day 2 it’s about the size of a half of dollar from the second injection. It is slightly raised like a mosquito bite and felt a little bruised for about 24 hrs. This is not bad at all it is slightly itchy I can tell it’s an allergic reaction but I knew this would happen with me so I was prepared.
I had to travel about 16 miles to get my shot at a large clinic but since there were people there coming from Katy I felt like 16 miles was nothing. This clinic has been doing 900 vaccinations every weekend.
Texas reopened our state against my better judgment but noone asked me my opinion.
While we were driving for my 2nd vaccine on Saturday I could not help but notice all the crowded restaurants honestly are people that desperate to eat out at a crowded place with everyone not wearing masks?
Everyone, please get their vaccinations and do not be scared of them. We have to get rid of Covid so our lives can return to normal and we need everyone’s cooperation to do this.
Be smart wear your mask wash your hands often and get your vaccines. Let us all do our part to end COVID.
Even after the great Texas freeze of 2021 the George Tabor azaleas are blooming their hearts out.
I have two of these plants on the right side of the front door. On the left side in the front of the house is the Pink Formosa they are not blooming. I feel like they will not bloom this year due to the freeze. They were hit much harder by the 13 degree temperatures.
My azaleas are 38 – 40 years old. I wanted Azaleas so badly because my grandmother had them. Every time they bloom they make me think of her. My grandmother had some planted under pine trees she said they liked the acidic soil the pine straw created. She also had some in the front of the house. She told me to give them coffee and tea grinds for the acid and she said they would thrive. I always give our plants the coffee and tea grinds.
The beauty of flowers in the landscape can put a smile on your face and joy in your heart.
Miss. Cricket is the first one to get to do Clover pics this year.
With our 3 dogs its much easier for me to do pics of them one at a time.
Cricket is 13 months old and probably still about the same weight of 150#s she seems like she has gotten taller.
She loves to eat sticks, wood and play fetch for about 10 throws at the most believe it or not she runs fast.
When she’s running toward you it will scare you to death because you think she is going to broadside you and knock you down but she always avoids doing it.
She loves to put her feet in her water bowl not sure what that is all about. Sometimes I catch her splashing in the water bowl and she has a trough that she can actually get it but rarely does.
Her food intake is 2 x a day 3 cups each feeding.
Sometimes this year Cricket will be bred for the first time. It has to be after August because registered dogs have to be 18 months old to breed the first time. Cricket is dual registered so she is super special lol.
We tried several things with these pictures full sun head-on or shaded by Jack who was standing in front of her on the laying down picture. Her actual coloring shows better in the full sun picture. Look at the size of her head! When she puts an XL Chunk It ball in her mouth it disappears. You do not even know she has the ball in her mouth.
Dogs have a way of stealing your heart and melting your soul but most of all changing your life forever.
My potting bench is started and I am quite excited about having this thing.
I always pot and repot my stuff in different containers and I am always buying new stuff to plant in containers and rooting stuff for containers.
Jack made this bench 8ft x 2ft with a sink, faucet, and a dirt area where you do not have to waste your dirt you sweep it back into the container. There is a lower shelf for larger pots and supplies. There are hooks on the back for hanging my garden tools and a shelf to put some extra small pots and supplies.
Pics will be coming soon.
Life is good in Texas and springtime is on its way.
We spent the day working in the backyard and part of the front.
The yard seriously needs some rehab since the freeze everything is getting cut back and will have new buds soon enough.
We ran the leaf rake pull behind the lawnmower thingy and dumped it 6 times from leaves in the front yard. He then places the leaves between the rows in the garden and as they decompose the dirt gets raked up on the rows.
On top of that, we planted 22 tomato plants, bell pepper plants, seeds for yellow squash, zucchini squash, cucumbers, and potatoes. We still have some hot peppers to get planted and some marigold flowers to keep bugs away as well as some basil to plant between the tomato plants to enhance the flavor of the tomatoes.
We already have onions that survived the freeze and are growing well. We even have some cabbage that made it.
Jack did get a new area for Okra but we are not planting as much as last year I got so tired of picking okra.
I went to 3 garden centers over the last week looking for Vinca flowers and there are none to be found yet. I wanted the Vinca because they bloom from now until freeze. They never look wilted or windblown. I did see the Dianthus and may end up with some more of those they are pretty hardy as well.
He tilled one of the raised beds by the barn and there was 15″ earthworms in there they were HUGE. They make the dirt perfect for planting vegetables.
When springtime rolls around we never stop I am always needing some color in the yard and Jack is always anxious to get the garden planted. Today I am using one of the free photos we have access to on WordPress.
We have spring fever in Texas and today was a beautiful day.
I recently inherited a large display bible from my moms estate.
It was given to my great grandmother who was known as Miss Rilla Anders on April 3, 1903.
My grandmother later married my grandfather Grover Cleveland Moore also known as G.C. Moore and became Mrs. Rilla Moore. He is the one who gave her the bible before they were married.
It’s very used, tattered, worn, and needs repair to be restored to be able to be passed down to future generations.
I honestly did not want the responsibility of having something like this to take care of but I have it so I need to do the right thing.
Does anyone have any suggestions about who to contact about restoring a 118-year-old bible? What to preserve it in for the meantime I was thinking of an L vacuum seal bag maybe? Any help would be greatly appreciated.