I’m Back!

Reya at Two Weeks
(The Cutest Little Peanut In The World!)

Hi, Everyone! Just wanted to touch base and let you know we got home last night, exhausted, but really happy about our newest family member. It was great to meet Reya and to spend time with her big brother, Kaelen. And any time I can visit with my daughter and her hubby is time well spent. We had loads of fun, though it might take me a few days to get things caught up around here. I haven’t even finished unpacking, yet! 😯

Hope everything is going well for you guys. Missed you while I was away, but I stuck to my guns about staying offline for the week. Mostly. 😉

One of the great pleasures of the trip was watching Kaelen and Mark together. That boy really loves doing things with his Gramps. This time around, he spent lots of time trying to learn how to play Solitaire. He really, really wanted to master it, and hung on Mark’s every word.

(Listening Intently to the Rules)

Looking forward to getting back into the swing of things again. As much fun as traveling is, it’s always great to get back home. Have a happy Sun’s Day tomorrow, everyone!


Still Cold Where You Are?

Belinda’s Dream Rose and Black Gamecock Iris

Well, believe me, it sure isn’t here! It hit 90 today, and the sun was just broiling down on me. I had to stop my yard work much earlier than I planned and come inside to the a/c. If you doubt it’s already full summer here, take a look at these two pics I took earlier. My roses are blooming like mad, and things like cigar plant (cuphea) and Amistad salvia are running amok. Luckily, I know the roses and cuphea will continue straight through the summer heat. Will find out how Amistad does as it continues to get hotter. I love the dark purple, so I hope it won’t burn up. It’s already way too hot for petunias, violas, nasturtiums, and other plants we grow here in the winter. Florida. The rules are different here. 🙂


Tri-color (pink, yellow, and white) All American Beauty Rose with Cigar Plant behind it,
and Amistad Salvia to the right. The hummingbirds love the cigar plant,
and I’m told they will love the salvia, too.