Thursday, July 31, 2014

After the Rain

A collective "Ahhh!" from all the plants and flowers this morning after an overnight and morning rain of 2.5 inches. Do you see all the babies the succulent has? I'm happy to say that ALL of the succulents I bought this spring are alive and thriving and multiplying. That's a big deal for me, as I've killed every other plant I've ever bought (except the roses, but I've killed plenty of those too).

This little guy danced around on the fence and put on a show for me...

Here he is all puffed up. Hard to believe that's the same bird.

And this Cardinal eluded me. I was pissed that I didn't get a good shot. He is so pretty. See him hiding there? Hmpf!

Janie poking around the yard.

Eli glued to his Daddy's lap on the glider.

Ollie checking out a plastic flower petal.

Fletch chillin' on the coffee table.

There's still time for you to join the doily-along over at Janice's.'s the same old stuff around here, as you can see.
Thanks for coming to see us time after time.

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  1. oooooh pretty pictures!

  2. Pretty, pretty doily. I must say no, I must say no, to the CAL. I bought the yarn yesterday at Hobby Lobby to begin a blanket with your circle square pattern. I even bought blue yarn. How's that for copying you big-time?! Great pictures. I can hear the sigh of relief from the birds and plants alike. I wish we could have 2 inches of a gentle rain up here. Send it our way, okay?

  3. Lovely photo's Pammy Sue. :)

  4. It's lookin just wonderful Pammy Sue, I'm a big lover of birds.. love to watch them as the fool around nice photos ... O p.s. lol thanks for sharing my blog.. hugs.. with love Janice

  5. Pretty pictures and doily you are working on. Your flowers, plants and shrubs all look like they are thriving. We could use some rain here, maybe this weekend. Heather

  6. Everything just sparkles after a good rain.
    Hugs to you,

  7. Look at your Texas garden all happy with rain! I'm glad you're succulents have worked out for you. I don't do well with them for some reason. Love all the doggie shots .. they're a handsome bunch you have there! I'm packing my crafty stuff for my 10 day camping trip.. I think I'm over estimating what I will get done. :-) ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. GORGEOUS photos, Pammy Sue! And, your plants are so pretty and healthy and happy looking! This mild summer has been a help to all growing things I think. I know I'm enjoying the cooler temps! LOL! blessings ~ tanna

  9. Fabulous pics once again.. You sure do have a green thumb :)and a beautiful garden that attracts the birds now that has to be special :))
    Hope you day is progressing well . Hugs pat :))

  10. Oh, that moment after rain!.
    We live in the forrest and those mornings, you can feel the forreste sighing and all the plants stretching. And the smell!
    Got to love those mornings.
    Happy dogs enjoying too, like that. Our dogs ares till sleeping ;o)
    Have a nice weekend.

  11. Your photos are awesome Pam .... not only a great camera but an A1 photographer with very artistic/creative ideas. I love the pic of Eli in particular - he looks as if he's about to jump right off the screen. The look on his face is gorgeous too. Wish I could join in that CAL as the doily looks amazing. I'm still working on combining two rooms into one and have stuff all over the place. Hope to finish it all soon. Have a good weekend. xox

  12. The rain has been so nice. Here in NM its raining right now. It's a nice change from the the hot blustery days. You make the prettiest doilies. I think I needto make one soon. Canyou believe i've been crocheting all this time and never made a doily. I do like the scottie potholders too and that blue afghan iswonderful. I can see you've been busy. I havent been crocheted much lately but seeing all your creations makes me want to start something. It's been nice catching up with you.
    xx Beca

  13. Your dogs are so funny. I always enjoy seeing pictures of them. That doily is beautiful, nice work!

  14. We had a lot of rain overnight too, the garden is looking so much fresher for it. And we feel better too as it is has been sooooo humid recently.

    Love your doily, especially the autumn colour scheme.

    I am getting on well with your potholder pattern, have finished the front and the back, now for the joining! It is a great pattern, very straightforward to follow - thanks so much again for posting it for us bloggers!!


  15. Glad you liked the toturial in my blogg today. Please let med know if I need to change my english crochet skills. I am kind of new to this crochet language ;o)

  16. We had rain this morning, well yesterday morning as it is now Sunday 12:11am. We needed it too, but it will make the grass grow and I will be out mowing again. The never ending job. I love your pictures. I miss a lot of bird shots because I forget to change my lens for the big zoom one. Some day I am gonna just get in the car and go picture taking.
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

  17. Love Love Love the Autumn Doily! It turned out to be sooooo pretty. Your photography us getting really good! You could make up some cards on Vista Prints and not have to buy cards for anything. People would love getting one of your photographs!


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