My sister and brother-in-law weren't home yet from their death vigil to Virginia. My BIL's brother called a couple of weeks ago with the news he had liver/colon/pancreatic cancer. He wanted his siblings to come for a visit so they could have some laughs and share memories. He was quite all right for the first couple of days they were there. Didn't eat much, but sat in his chair and laughed. Then one day, he just slept most of the day. Still got up to use the bathroom. The next day, his children called in Hospice to help out. At least the Hospice people didn't immediately inject him with morphine and put him into the "death coma", they just kind of hung around and every now and then, he'd waken and talk a bit. He died, naturally, two days later.
Knowing sis wasn't home, I stopped in at a woman's house--Pammie's friend--that has the most amazing gardens and bird feeding stations!!! I spent about 45 minutes walking around and taking the tour.
This is the view from my parked car, in the back.
As I walked up to her house
Her deck by her front door
Her deck by her back door--this is where her many bird feeders are located
The view from the back deck down a slope to her woman cave. Which just happens to be carpeted, a small settee, a ceiling fan and where she stores all her gardening tools.
Her back lawn continues back to the river
My gardening attempts fall far short.
My Grape tomato plant is doing fine, but my Zinnias, planted in three rows of 36", 24" and 8", for some reason have all floated down to the north end of the planted and are coming up in a jumble of sizes all together.
2 planters of Sweet Peas. Lots of vines, no buds.
As well has this--Morning Glory Vine of blue and hot pink. Lots of vines, no buds.
I just want you to know that one time, I had a 100' long garden, 6 feet wide, that extended from one edge of my front lawn to the other. On a slight slope, where the lawn sloped down toward the road.
It was filled with flowers for every season. I can't find a photo of it, but ....you would be impressed. HAH!