Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fall Fun...

I decided to take advantage of the semi-nice day and the last of the leaves and headed out to the back yard to get some shots of the dogs... I am so used to my "brown dogs" that all match... Vinnie just does NOT match my pre planned color scheme! LOL




and Vinnie (now known as "the un-brown dog")

Monday, October 19, 2009

Just because...

I groomed Vinnie Saturday and got some fun shots of him - I LOVE this one:

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Coleus Project

The Coleus Project... sounds like some top secret spy movie! I kinda got this idea from Martha. I am planning on putting some Coleus in the planter that runs along the front of the porch next spring. It's about fifteen feet long and that means a LOT of plants. Martha has a cool "Lava Rose" Coleus and is going to give me cuttings from it to grow over the winter in the house and then I'll be able to plant them outside in the spring.

This got me thinking... Culver's Garden Center is ten minutes from my house and I'll bet they are getting rid of their annuals pretty cheap... This required a little shopping trip Friday afternoon. I had a moment of panic when the area that is normally filled with Coleus was EMPTY of everything! Day late and a dollar short... story of my life. Oh well... I thought I would look around while I was there... and (cue angel trumpets and "Hallelujah" music here) there they sat on a table in the next building!! I have this great little built in planter in the new house (south facing windows!) and here are the little darlings:

This is Mississippi Summer:
Moon Glow:
Aren't they cute? Culver's is usually pretty expensive - these guys would normally be about five bucks apiece, but in October? A dollar and seven cents each! Total bargain of the century!!! Now if I can just keep them alive over the winter, I'll take cuttings from these plants in early spring and plant those cuttings in front of the house and in the fall, I'll repeat the process for keeping them over winter. You know what they say about best laid plans? I'd better go water these guys...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Seven Months!

I can't believe he is seven months old already... time flies for sure. This is one of his favorite toys - the Kong Wubba. It's a great outdoor toy. You can fling it pretty far.