Days like this get me in the mood to garden, and while I never made it to Lowe's for plants, I did walk around to look at what was still alive. One of the plants that just makes me happy is this one.
As I was going around and pulling out the big weeds (I've learned that no matter what you do, weeds some back so I only pull the big ones out. I'm lazy like that) I noticed I had company
I dont remember the name of this one but apparently it's still alive.
I bought two of them last year and they both ended up dying. The IO said he pulled them out, but apparently enough of one stayed behind. Which means it must be a weed. It's pretty so it can stay.
As I worked my way to the side, I just stood in amazement at my night blooming jasmine.
Once I got past the two night blooming jasmine bushes I come to the side of the house that has this.
|we were both SO young!|
and while we've made a few changes to it, it's lasted this whole time. Including the bleeding heart in front of it. Here's a better pic
The local forcast shows that at the end of next week we'll be expecting highs in the 90s. Ick.
One more Happy Acres update, it seems we finally have the septic issues under control. After the tank was pumped we were still having issues of backed up showers and gurgling toilets. It was determined that while there werent any major clogs in the pipes, there was a partial one just outside my bathroom window. The IO ended up renting an industrial snake (we have the snake for the typical homeowner but it wasnt strong enough) and after getting some industrial strength draino, everything seems to be flowing right along. I still hold my breath when I flush and I have yet to take a shower (hey, it was JUST fixed today!), but we should be good to *go*. (hopefully my last potty humor for awhile).
Last but not least, I finished up a pair of socks.
I have another sock on the needles, but I'll save that post for tomorrow. Hope everybody is having a lovely Saturday!!