The many faces of Ghost...
Ghost likes to get into DH's chair. She will wait patiently on the rug close by until he gets up for a minute... then she will jump up and take possession. When DH returns, he will stand there for a moment, shake his head, and move to a spot on the sofa. Are our cats spoiled or what?
Next picture is one I just took outside of our Night Blooming Jasmine's baby bloom. We love these blooms! They are just gorgeous when they blossom and have the most heady aroma. I wish I could bottle it. If you're not familiar with Night Bloomers, they generally bloom between 10 pm and midnight and give off this unbelievably lovely aroma that evades the whole house or garden. My cats start to gather round it when it happens. The bloom doesn't last very long ( a few hours) and then it fades and droops like a dying dove.
I have some photos of past blossoms. But I will have to look for them to show you on a later post.
Next photos I took while on the front porch photographing the baby bloom. It's just a shot of our front entry. The little potted trees on the right are Mountain Laurels. They grow really well in the Hill Country, but we have trouble getting them to grow here. These are some seedlings my son-in-law started at their place. They have done well for the last 2 years, but are struggling this summer.
To the left in the hanging baskets are/were parsley, basil, mint, and lavender.... however, the August heat has all but fried them. The basil and the mint are still fighting for survival, but the parsley and lavender have pretty much given up. The plants on the porch are the Night Bloomer and a pot of English Ivy and Sweet Potato vine.
This is a Halloween (fake) crow that I leave in the tree by our entry year round. He's getting a little *worse for wear* after being out in the weather for almost a year. But I like him... and wish I could find another.