October 21, 2011

Lets take a walk, shall we???

It's been a while since I took you fine people around the yard for a lil' look-see.
And I am sure you have been dying to know what fall looks like in my neck of the woods. Well, die no further....

Oh, put some shoes on first. Do you remember as a kid stepping into dog poop and it squishes in between your toes? It does the same thing when you are full grown. 

The his-biscuts are always in bloom. (hibiscus for normal people)

Somebody has been snacking on my his-biscuits tree. Is it you?

I put in two new beds last year. (doing the ground cover was a keeps growing UP the house) I put in two cute ornamental bushes, one in each bed...and for the life of me, I can never remember their REAL name.
So, every time I walk by it I think:

Oh joy,  my chlamydia is blooming!!!!       

I am pretty sure that is not the real name, but it is the only one I can remember. 

Oh, now I remember..... it is a Camelia!!! Same thing, right

One of my many orchids that I ignore and they still bloom. 

Lest you think I could walk anywhere without Ozzie...clearly I can still SEE you Ozzie. 

We have this HUGE old cypress tree....I love it. It actually thins out during the is starting to lose a bit of color too. Of course, it does not turn orange, yellow or red, so I am still ripped off when it comes to fall color. Spray paint would probably work.

I really don't know what to say about this. You can take the girl out of the trailer park, but you can't take the trailer park out of the girl. 

Fall crotons. Or just crotons. They look the same all year. 

The dogs love fall weather...makes them even spunkier.

Seriously Cocoa, get OFF of your brother....the neighbors are beginning to talk.
(can dogs have gender dysmorphia?)

Remember a few months ago when I almost died weeding this garden over a two day period?

Well, this makes me want to stick a large spoon in my eye. I gotta do it again...for the love of all things neat and tidy!!!!

Our honeybell orange tree has two baby oranges!!!!

Now, that brings our total of oranges from this tree to THREE. In 9 years...not very good huh?

Our key lime tree. It actually died last year in the frost and came back. from.the.dead. 

Why can't everything come back from the dead? except for spiders...never spiders!

Did I tell you that our cats live on the lanai now?? They do. Harley is oh so vocal and meowed at us the entire time we were in the back yard. 

meow. meow. meow. meow. times 500. I politely asked him to shut his face, but he politely said: meow 500 more times. He is pretty though....for an annoying cat who has an eating disorder. 

Speaking of miracles. The Grandma Tree. It died twice and came back again. 

It seems we live just a little too far in from the gulf and are hit with many frosts during the winter. 

I hope it makes it through this year...maybe one year it will be alive in the spring and bloom for me!

And again, Ozzie is at my side. Well, considering what Cocoa does to him, I can't hardly blame him. He needs a rape whistle. 

See that wire looking thing dangling down from the top of the lanai cage. That is supposed to be attached to the next cage area for hurricane type winds.  It is broke. That means, if we have a hurricane, then my neighbors will have our pool cage. I'll invoice them for it too. 

Ok, now take OFF your shoes and come inside and sit down, put your feet up...I'll fix you a glass of where did I leave that bottle of vodka?

Have a beautiful weekend!!!


  1. What a great post, beautiful shots, a little humor! Thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning!

  2. You have a great weekend too :) loved the pic of the 2 dogs chasing each other. Hibiscus is one awesome flowering plant, isn't it? It is soooooo cold and grey here in the north now, it was nice to walk in your sunshine!

  3. Autumn in your neck of the woods is fabulous! The hibiscus and orchids are absolutely glorious.

    And the blooming dogs are just the best!

    Of course, Harley knows he's handsome as can be in that photo....never one with a self-esteem issue, that Harley.

  4. I enjoyed the tour of your pretty yard and those pets - never a dull moment, right? Hope you all have a great weekend.

  5. : ) I love your yard. And your dog. AND your gorgeous cat with an eating disorder.
    Thanks for the nice word picture of the dog poop stepping this morning. Thanks a lot.

  6. Lovely yard. Thanks for the walk. And yes, you still have the best Doggie Porn Blog out there!
    Hey, I just need one more Follower to be tied to you. Can I borrow one of yours?
    Your Friend, m.
    p.s. When I woke up this morning, I thought it was Saturday. Isn't that sad?

  7. Thanks for the tour of your garden, I think you have some beautiful things blooming. Except of course your chlamydia... ;-) Poor Ozzie, first you forget his birthday and now he's being humiliated by his sister...

  8. Well, I must say, that was an enjoyable walk! Thanks for the entertaining tour! :)

  9. Very nice. I like our garden: Yes..that is a Camelia; I just do not know what "crotons" are.
    And Cocoa...oh...bad girl...
    You have 2 baby oranges...nice: I have 5!!! LOL

    A nice weekend for you too!!


  10. Thanks for the tour of your back yard. Your first photo of the hibiscus with the water drops on it is stunning. While you wish that everything except spiders could come back from the dead, I would add weeds to the list of things that I wish wouldn't come back.

  11. I love hibiscus, but here they are always infested with ants--does that happen to yours?

  12. Too funny! I'm waiting for my lemonade. We call it hard lemonade (on the order of hard cider."

  13. Oh, those flowers! The sunshine...and your hilarious pups. Such a blessed place to live! xoxo

  14. Seems like the key to things is to kill it off. It comes back better than ever.

    I love those crotons!

  15. Bee-utiful! Not original? Oh well, I tried!! ;)

  16. Your yard looks like it definitely takes some time to maintain but it is a beautiful paradise. Blooming orchids and they were ignored - - - how blessed can you be?!!! Crotons were one of my favorite plants when I lived in Florida - - - - centuries ago!

  17. Oh you are too funny! Love the flowers and walk through the garden minus the squishing of dog poo!

  18. Your pups crack me UP!
    Love the pictures of the flowers and weed garden. Excuse me. Garden. I coughed.


  19. Okay, I will be over soon! :)

    I love love love Ozzie's smiling face while he is running. They are so cute!

    The flowers are lovely. I know it is a lot of hard work, but your yard is very pretty and inviting.

  20. Thanks for the fun walk! But I'm still wondering about the bee transformation.

  21. Wonderful walk around the yard. I love the orchid.


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