Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A few more 'round the yard

I'm not sure of the "real" name, but I've always called it Hummingbird vine or Cardinal vine.  Either way, I love it.  It reminds me of my grandparents old house.  It was always growing up the columns in the carport.

If you click to enlarge this and look closely, you see, what we always called, an inch worm.

Sue, over at A Corner Garden was kind enough to share seeds with me and these guys are really tall!

Another pink zinnia.

Swallowtail.  They love the zinnias.

Another that I'm not sure of the real name, but growing up, it was called Spanish Moss.

Spanish Moss





Today is a busy day, I have ribs in the oven for tonight's dinner.  I'll have butternut squash, canned green beans and whatever else strikes my fancy.  I bought ALL my books for my last semester (WOOHOO) and they're neatly stacked waiting to be read.  I've been sorting and filing the multitude of papers from the boy's schools this morning.  I'm ready for load 3 of laundry while the second load dries on the line.  I started draining the pool to take it down.  I hope it doesn't take as long to take down as it did to put up.  

After that's done, it'll be about time for the kids to get home and then we'll start the nightly routine of homework, chores, and reading.  Somewhere in between that is dinner and showers.


Happy Wednesday!

11 comments:

Jean said...

I call that first flower a Cypress Vine. I love them!
Pretty collection of flowers.
Dinner sounds wonderful!

Jules said...

WOW, your yard must be beautiful. I can't grow anything (shade). So I will continue to smell the beauties through your photos. :)

Here's to the last time those books will be neatly stacked. :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

tami said...

Hey...I have that humingbird vine too. A neighbor gave me some seeds, and it grows into a BEAST but it does attract the hummingbirds birds

Leann said...

How beautiful, where do you find time to do it all. Good luck heading back to school!

Leann

Out on the prairie said...

Rose moss is your spainish moss. I posted a late question in your last post, did you see it?

E. Sheppard said...

Those are such pretty photos. Are you on Flickr? Just wondering.

Olga said...

If you have these flowers in your garden, it's an absolutely marvelous thing.
It's so exciting to get new books and to anticipate reading them!

Jo said...

Beautiful photo's,I'm new follower visiting from Like a Box of Chocolates blog hop.Hope you can follow back
~Jo

portable emergency shower said...

My neighbor gave me some seeds of hummingbird vine and it does 't grow fully. your photographs of it, reminds me of my grandparents old house. It was always growing up the columns in the carport.

HolleyGarden said...

Loved the little inch worm! I see them occasionally around here - they are so adorable. A joy for kids and kids at heart! Great picture of the swallowtail.

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