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

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

October Walk

October already!? Didn't September just seem to fly by? It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, c'mon with me and Mo for a little walk this morning.
Mo excels at fence peeping.

These are the gazebos where weddings are sometimes held.

My friends' tropical garden is still gorgeous.

Look at the size of these elephant ears.

More fence peeping. This yard had a big crop of Pokeberries. I'm noting that some are green...and the stems are neon pink, imagine that.

More late bloomers:

An odd shrub with really unattractive berries in an otherworldly-ish lurid purple. [they look fake, don't they?]

The koi pond has been weeded a little, so I glimpsed the koi the other day. I was happy they're still there.

These are the water plants the owners put in this summer. Now we know why they're called water hyacinths. Pretty.

We visited the Goose menage. For a couple weeks Baby had this cute little sunflower bonnet.

Sadly things have changed. Mom and Dad Goose are in the Bug costumes and poor Baby is naked again. I'm gonna look for a pumpkin costume for her and leave it on the doorstep. See what happens.

Speaking of costumes, Mo got his Halloween costume! You'll never guess what he is gonna be.

This is our newest feral kitty. She wants to be friendly but is wary of Mo. She lives over near the Goose family. We named her Baby Spook after Mel's kitty.

I scored a few hydrangeas. Yay! 

Back at the beach, we hearing dire warnings: Hurricane!
I just need more batteries and food if "Joaquin'' actually arrives on Sunday. Hope all is well with friends who live further south. Let's hope Joaquin heads out to sea.



gone to the beach...