Jimmy and I woke up this dreary Sunday morning hoping to be able to get some things accomplished in the yard. Guess what. What you asked, we didn't. It rained most of the day so we went to breakfast, only it was lunch by the time we got out of the house. I had told Jimmy that we needed a new camera, so off camera shopping we went. We settled on the Fuji FinePix S1500. Like Randy http://jandrgardenblog.blogspot.com/ we got tired of being beaten out by the camera dealers that buy their stock off Ebay. At any rate take a look at the pictures we took after the rain today and let us know what you think.
This is one of the favorites of Jimmy and I both. I think it is because you can see the droplet of water about to drip from the petal of this "glad". Did not even see this until we downloaded the photo.
Just to show you more of Jimmy's creative mind, he used this old seed spreader that the previous owners had left here when they sold us the house. We had tried to use it when we moved in to broadcast the grass seeds and found that it was just easier to do it by hand. The fern planted in this planter is a "tiger fern". We bought this from Southern Homes and Gardens in Wetumpka, Alabama.
I think we had posted a photo of our praying angel in a previous post, but I wanted to show you all how she looks to be crying. I noticed this a couple of months ago one afternoon when I arrived home after a long day. I just think this is cool.
The picture above is a bloom from the "walking iris" given to us by our friends Ronnie and Lee. It was a house/garden warming gift.
Jimmy took this picture this afternoon with the new camera as well. It is of an "Asiatic lily"
He told me that is what this was, I had not a clue what it was called.
Here is another of Jimmy's ingenious ideas. It seems that one of the going things now in gardening are the concrete or gazing balls. He frequents the thrift stores looking for ideas. He came home one day with two bowling balls that he had bought for $1.00 each. I thought he had lost his mind. Turns out I shouldn't have questioned him. I love how the bowling ball and the "purple heart" seem to have been made for each other.
We added two new additions to our front entrance last night. The "fox glove" was irresistible. Jimmy says that it is the color. He says that if I had my way I would probably paint the house Purple. I don't think so though.
This is Sidney, our Cocker Spaniel. She is standing in her favorite spot. She likes to stand on top of the wall watch for squirrel's. It is funny to watch her when she sees one. She goes flying off the wall and chases them around the yard.
And not to be forgotten is our little princess, Baby. She really doesn't have a favorite spot, just wherever she can be under foot.
I have most likely kept you far too long today, so I will sign off by saying that I hope you have a wonderful week and happy gardening.
Wade & Jimmy