I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Garden Peeping. Again.

Hi everyone! Have you been enjoying all the little quilts from our swap? So fun! Today is grey and dismal and for some reason I decided that Mo is being so naughty because he needs MORE exercise. So off we went for an extra extra long lunchtime walk.

Hahaha. Mo is tired. A mile  or more from home.

I coaxed him along with treats, we loitered in the back walkways peeking at people's yards and gardens. Mel has asked me if folks use the big clams shells for garden edgings, and of course I can't see that when I just peek over their fences. But lining the sidewalk with shells is very popular.

June is very lush this year, what a change from barren February.

June is roses...

Even the public greenery plantings are beautiful, with their varied leaves and textures.

We visited a friend's garden to do some much needed weeding. Our work is paying off, the garden is looking good.

Does anyone know: Is this a weed or what? I didn't pull it yet and it's getting big. [the yellow flower in the bottom left is a daylily, not a part of this weed.] edit: I have discovered this plant is jimson weed or Datura. Highly toxic! Gotta get it out of the garden before Mo eats it. I ll show you the picture of its blue trumpet flower next post.

The koi have floating plants now! Water hyacinth? I'm sure it gives them lovely shade on hot days but makes it much harder to see them.

And we went by to visit the plastic yard geese. From afar I thought, Huh. Surgeon and pilgrim? What?  Up close I see they are dressed as a baseball player, of indeterminate team affiliation[I bet they could fins a Yankees uni if they tried!]. And a graduate. Can't wait to see them dressed up for 4th of July.

We cut through a back alley to get home. Mo was determined to sniff all the fascinating dumpsters. We turned the corner and...show down!
High Noon.

A nemesis awaited. Is it Stripey? So far from home? He didn't want to share his dumpster-dived finds and he hissed at Mo.

Later we found the real Stripey napping on a neighbor's patio chair, all curled up on a soggy cushion. I think the other kitty is a new guy.

Hot and sunny tomorrow. After I weekend grocery shop I am off to the beach! How about you? Plans?

half price, free shipping! Cute.
The Peach Bellini smells best though.



gone to the beach.

Oh so---PS. I decided to forgive Mo for eating his favorite bed last week. When we got home from our walk I sat down and carefully hand sewed, with very strong thread, all the tears and holes. I put it all back together for him. I set it on the floor to show Mo.

It's a goner.


  1. Look! A pooped pug. Who is eating his bed again. The little scamp. Great pics. Wonderful flowers. Our plumeria is starting to bloom. The hibiscus are coming in nicely. I'll try to snap a pic between the car and the door tonight on the way home. Take care.


  2. Beautiful flowers! I understand about Mo's bed....anything with stuffing doesn't last long around my house. I love the peach bellini...I have the hand soap and it smells so good!

  3. Everything is getting huge here- mild winter, early spring, hot days. That little Mo.....:)

  4. What is the pretty pink flower right before the roses pictures? Rhododendron? It sure is a pretty color.

    Oh, Mo! So mean to eat his bed again right after you fixed it! Do you think maybe the poly stuffing has some scent WE can't smell that makes him think he should kill it? Maybe you'll have to make him one with rolled cotton batting instead of polyfil?

    I love your shared-with-us walks. I get a kick out of the people who plant that little bitty strip between their fence and the sidewalk for passers-by to enjoy!

    Yep, that's water hyacinth on the fish pond. The flowers when they bloom resemble small orchids, I think. IF the koi don't eat them first!

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Yep, that bed is toast. No question about it.

    All of the flowers are so pretty. Was that lilac still? Everything is so clean and well kept. Great place to walk and peep! Was Mo shaking in his boots after the encounter with the cat? Poor Stripey on his soggy cushion :(

    Thanks for taking us along,


    1. Stripey seems to like soggy cushions, maybe they are cool? Mo was not shaking in his little boots, he ws all proud and strutting bec he scared the awful striped ''dog'' away. Yes that 's an old fashioned big lilac, they bloom very late here.

  6. Oops, forgot to comment on the geese! I laughed out loud when you said that from a distance it looked like they were dressed as a surgeon and a pilgrim :) I would have been in the same ballpark. You HAVE to find a way to meet the person that goes to that much trouble to dress geese. --Kel

    1. I knew you d get a kick out of the geese! I never see anyone there....I even considered leaving a note but that seemed creepy.


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