Finally got some to upload. Never had a problem before. Couldn't get them all but you can see most of what Bill had to do. First he had to take everything out.Then he enlarged it a little which meant some digging to get grass etc out. Then he had to level it all out.Next was plastic and then many heavy bags of little stones. Then all of plants had to be replaced and rearranged. The 2 plants we put in earth box are already looking better.
here are 2 crotons we got yesterday to put out by fence
And here is one more plant I picked up.
And this Monarch stopped by too.
Ok Thats it.It has taken me an hour to get this done. I have never had a problem before.
I hope you had a good weekend and that you are all doing ok.
Just got home from grocery store short while ago. Put stuff in fridge but didn't prep it all yet. Or rewrap meat for freezer. Got me some fresh shrimp for supper.I have been making shrimp and yellow rice but think I will make some kind of pasta dish with shrimp.
It is looking cloudy outside so we might get some more rain.
Bill finished the hummingbird garden and as usual he did a nice job. I have 2 bee balm plants coming in another month and one will go out there but the garden is complete for now. .It now is a little bigger and has the little stones instead of wood chips which I don't like.
Ok I can't get pictures to upload.It keeps saying file too large. It has to be spark as they resize auto and it isn't. It took one pic but not the others.So I will try later or tomorrow.
I managed to get rid of excess fluid and ended up with a 2# loss which sounds right.
Some of you may remember Haven.My daughters friends little girl.
This is actually a weed but I thought it was pretty
And my great grand daughter Abigail
Ok nothing new. Oh I forgot to tell you I won the domino game we were playing.It was close tho.LOL Today my oldest son William is 48. Wow.That is hard to believe. Time is just going by too fast.
Hope you are enjoying the day today
This was temp this afternoon on the patio in the shade. This is one reason my flowers are not blooming good.
Bill is working on my hummingbird garden. He has to do it in stages because of heat.
Quiet day here. Scale is still stuck but feet are swollen so I know I have a lot of fluid.
Going to make this one a short one.Hope you are enjoying your weekend.It seems to be going by fast.
39 years ago today my beautiful daughter Angelina was born.
Bill worked some on my hummingbird garden, He has the circle of bricks down. I had him enlarge it just a little. We are going to put the stones in it too as I like that. Since we have finally given up on growing veggies I am going to use the earth box out there.I will put 3 of my hummingbird plants in it. I have some more monarda or bee balm coming but they won't ship it til Oct.
We made a trip to Wal-Mart and I was much better than usual. I mainly went as I wanted some new steak knives. Got them and a new pair of kitchen scissors. Bill wanted to get something there but he couldn't remember what it was. He thought if he walked around he would remember but he didn't
We did get some bread to go with supper tonight.Crock pot beef and boiled potatoes. As a treat for Bill I went on internet and found recipe for Carrabba olive oil spices. So i made him some and he was in heaven. I had 1 slice of bread and just a little but it tastes just like theirs.
Ok nothing new.Scale still isn't moving altho I have been below 1600 calories every day. Frustrating.
Ok just a few pics today. The butterfly pics are all the same guy. Roxy was helping me at the window to make sure I do it right.
This time i got the parts I didn't with first one. From the time i found the purple pupa til it flew into tree was 2 hours. I took about 125 pics.Cut that down to 96 and then down to 29.This will be a test to see how many i can get on one blog.
8-11 the beginning 8-15 8-17
8-18 What I found at 8:45 this morning
Seconds after it came out
Wings opening 1st time detaching from pupa completely detached
first full open One of my favorites
Seconds before it flew tree it flew to remains of pupa
It took 7 days to get to where it was ready to come out. 2 hours to hatch and fly away.I am proud of these pics as i really don't have much patience but I sat outside with camera on it for 2 hours.
As an extra bonus I just saw a huge beautiful swallowtail stop for a few seconds outside.Couldn't get pic but it will come back