Sunday, May 31, 2009

Flowers from recent neighborhood morning walk

I believe this is spanish lavendar. My english lavendar is just beginning to bud. Can't wait!
I don't know the name of this odd plant. Seems to be some sort of succulant.
I grew up with my Mom's "hen and chicks" plants by the front porch. They were about 3 inches in diameter. This is about 3 feet!!!
Our next-door neighbor's ice plant. Spectacular color!
Close-up of a society garlic. I like the stark contrast.
Just another morning spent ooing and awing while walking the neighborhood loop

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Things are not always as they seem . . .

Gorgeous home with nicely manicured front yard
Gee, what nice flowers!
Oh, never mind. They're from Michael's (aka FAKE!!!)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Real Rock
Fake Rock
(nice try though, and the bird poo droppings add a realistic touch)
Real Rock
Fake Rock
Do people really think these fool anyone?
Are they any better looking than what they're attempting to disguise?
I don't think so!
Thanks, I feel much better now. Just had to get that off my chest! :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Bloom . . . Wherever!

As I was out walking one morning last week, I happened to look down into the grate over the large drain at the side of the road. What caught my eye were some daisies growing in the most unlikely of spots in the dark.
Remember the old saying "Bloom Where You Are Planted"? Well, this proves you can bloom just about anywhere!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


On a recent morning walk around the 'hood, I decided to take pictures of balconies and see what people are doing with them. This one's not great, not terrible. But I think we can do better . . .
OK, this one's just sad. Perhaps a fake plant is better than a dead one. Looks like one person would be in the other person's face. Too aggressive for balcony sitting, in my opinion.
Possibly my favorite . . .
One option is to do absolutely nothing.
One of my favorites. A real plant and bistro chairs with personality!
I like the bistro set, but I'm deducting points for the fake orange flowers.
Not a bad attempt, but the plants are fake, so the greens will turn more and more turquoise.
And finally, my own false balcony outside my laundry room. A little spindly, but at least the geraniums are real.

Friday, May 1, 2009


What is it? Oh, it's a turkey butt! Here he is!
And I think he's interested in her. Hope she's not interested in the bird food. I think she's a bit too big to fit on my bird feeders!
Not the most graceful bird, but hey, she can fly!
Most days, we have turkeys outside the fence. It's kind of unusual to have one inside the fence. My kitties don't know what to make of it since she's bigger than they are!