I don't have a lot to share this week.
The Grandson took a tour of Sam Houston State University over the weekend. He came back so excited. He said you hear your parents and teachers tell you that you have to go to college to make it in the world. They tell you it is so much fun (and hard work). But you just don't realize what college is until you get there. He was so cute. It finally all came together in his mind. (Insert: Hallelujah Choir singing.)
Sam is noted both for its Teachers College and Criminology College. The boy wants to be a Police Officer. Now I have a lot of respect for the Police. I just don't want my boy getting shot. (Insert: Picture of me wringing my hands.) I know, I know. You gotta let them go.
So here goes the backyard tour: When you walk in the gate you usually see Buddy sitting there or tearing around the corner to see who is coming in. These couple of pots are situated in one of the sunny locations. I get plenty of Texas heat but direct sunlight long enough to grow most plants is in short supply in my yard.
On the side of the fence is a shady little corner that houses one of my ginger plants. I haven't trimmed this one this year. Some years I lose a lot of leaves. Knock on wood. The hot, dry summer is not here yet.
The Amaryllis has lived under the ginger plant in this bucket for a couple of years now. It is really happy this year and has bloomed and bloomed.
This is my potting bench. I didn't have enough dirt to replant all of the ivies and airplane plants so I just topped each one with dirt and trimmed back the leggy limbs. I will try to revive what I can in that white bucket of water.
The ivies are very appreciative of the dirt and a good watering. They are picking up their leaves and turning to the sun. Another small spot with sunlight.
I pick up things at the thrift store to decorate my beds. I got this goose/swan several years ago. The weather has been hard on him. I don't necessarily buy items that were made for outside display. If I pay a couple of bucks and it enlivens my garden for a year or two, I'm happy with that.
And just in case you thought we had no Easter around here. Here are the grand girls. Do I just love them or what.
I got a new/old book on knitting stitches I just love. I've started a little practice piece and I'm so encouraged. This was a book I checked out of the library and I liked it so much, I order it online. I'll be showing you some pictures of my work as soon as it gets long enough to show the stitch/decoration.