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Today we will work in our garden.

Tomatoes need staking, and some weeding.

But first I just want to say I’m so pleased with all my flowers that keep popping up and giving us some beautiful visual rewards.

My Mexican Primrose makes for good picture taking, although very invasive.


The Lantana is growing strong and my butterfly bush will soon show us some color.


I’m amazed that my Hydrangea survived a whole year and is ready to show off it’s blooms.


Even the tender paddles of nopales are ready to be used in Mexican cooking, well, not by me, but my sister-in-law loves to come over and get some  to use in her cooking.


Enough talk, we have to get out there before the heat.♥♥♥♥

20140704_140257Cancun cactus.



Early this morning I took my usual morning walk through my garden to check if anything new was blooming.

I checked on the Morning Glories. One flower stood out from all the others.

The curvy edge of the flower was rimmed with the color red.  The reason for this coloration is unknown to me, but it was so pretty!

In the picture the color looks purple, but it was more of a red.


We transplanted this cactus about a month ago and likes the location so much that is has about 14 buds getting ready to bloom.

Cactus flowers are a treat to see, but they don’t last very long.

And as a show of support for the United States soccer team, I’m posting a picture of our grandkids, my hubby and myself, all ready to cheer next week.



Have a wonderful weekend.♥♥♥♥



This is the pinned version of the apron.


My sis-in-law has called me twice to check up on the progress of the apron that I promised her.

Shamefully I had to admit that I hadn’t even started yet.

So, yesterday I made it a sewing day, and sew I did.

It’s not that I didn’t want to work on it, I just had so many other projects to work on.

And viola! This is the finished apron. ♥♥♥

It’s  just a touch different


Now it’s time for more unfinished projects!


And from my mean, vicious cactus, a lovely little flower.


DSCN3255 First bloom for this dianthus.

We are having fantastic spring like weather, no I am not bragging, but we are enjoying this warmth.  Our old bones don’t like the cold. But this morning the weather people were saying there might be frost next week.  Ugh!

My snap peas are finally growing.


And guess who loves to eat them. A certain little Mr..  I let him have 2 beans, and he still wanted more.  “Enough,” I said, “I want some too!”  “But you don’t like them as much as I do,” he answered.

Never argue with little Mr., because he owns the last word.


Finally, I get a calla lily.


And this is my vicious cactus, which is one of my favorites.  You never want to get pricked by this one, it has  some long mean needles on it!



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