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Sunday, September 02, 2012

Serene Scenery Sunday

Woo, everypup and everycat.  It's me, Dave, here with Serene Scenery Sunday.  I have a boatload of pix to share with you, so let's get started!

Remember last week we told you we got a few inches of rain?  Well, it's amazing what that did for our gardens!  Let's have a quick look at some of the plants!

The Tomato Soup Echinacea is still going strong ...

IMG_0628 Tomato Soup Echinacea

... and the Becky Daisies are in another bloom cycle:

IMG_0622 Becky Daisies

How can you look at daisies and not be happy?  Oh.  Speaking of "bee-ing"... check out who's visiting the Purple Emperor Sedum:

IMG_0618 2 Bees on Purple Emperor Sedum
Two bees  (or not two bees -- ha woo!)

The Ice Plants that we mentioned were trying to make a comeback were really happy for the nourishing rains!

IMG_0537 Starburst Ice Plants

Remember the ornamental grass Mom bought that the lady at the store told her would grow to be 14 inches high - but the tag said 14 feet?  This is as high as Mom can reach on it now:

IMG_0539 Plume Grass

Good thing Mom always double-checks things, huh?  Ha woo.  It's making her very happy where she planted it - or I wouldn't have posted it on Serene Scenery Sunday!

The grasses Mom did plant beside the driveway, the Purple Love Grasses, are doing great!

IMG_0525 Purple Love Grass

They're starting to send their plumy things out -- if you look closely, you can see them!  We'll try to get a better shot this week; they're really cool.  They have tiny seed-like ends and look like purply-red explosions!

Also out front here are the PeeDee Gold Liriopes -- one has two flower stems on it!

IMG_0522 PeeDee Gold Liriope

OK ... let's move on to the sunsets - we've had some spectacular ones this week!

From the 26th:

IMG_0510 26 AUG 12 sunset

And the 27th:

IMG_0517 27 AUG 12 sunset

On the 31st, we took a walk at sunset.

IMG_0641 Dave
"Quit shilly-shallying, Zim!  C'mon!!!"

The remnants of Hurricane Isaac was moving through our area, and he brought us some remarkable clouds!  Mom took this shot down at the end of our street:

IMG_0644 31 AUG 12 sunset

When we got home, Mom shot this off the deck:

IMG_0647 31 AUG 12 sunset

The blue was the most remarkable shade of blue we've EVER seen!  Blue is already our favorite color, but Mom and I just couldn't get enough of this!

The hurricane didn't bring us any rain, but just to our east they got a nice soaking!

We hope our photos helped bring a little serenity to your day!



  1. Nothing like rain to wake the plants up. Love your sunset pictures especially the last one.


  2. Ice plant? KILL IT WITH FIRE!! It's a pain out here....it takes over everything and causes landslides because it's so heavy! The rest of the garden looks gorgeous!

  3. Have a serene scenery Sunday too.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Beautiful! We had ice plants in CA - they did great in the weather there.


  5. A little rain could do wonders
    Benny & Lily

  6. Your beautiful garden makes us happy, thanks for sharing it with us.

    The silvers and more

  7. Hi Dave, Your mom sure got some great pics! Here in Colorado,we didn't get rain from Isaac but we are getting a few cooler days. Love your sunsets-talk about Serene. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Noreen & Hunter

  8. Your plants are so lovely and that last photo is gorgeous! Of course we love seeing you too Dave!

  9. Dave,
    Isn't it amazing how the plants just wait for the rain and then they all go POW! Beautiful, huh?


  10. What magnificent sunsets! Your flowers look pretty happy after their refreshing drink!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  11. Anonymous4:49 PM

    Zowie Dave! What a great wander through your garden! I luvluvluv all the flowers response to the rain...wonderful. And oh my cat! Those sunsets!! ha woo for sure! paw pats to you and Zim, Savannah

  12. You have such pretty plants! And wow oh wow, those are some PAWSOME sunsets!!

  13. Happy Serene Sunday!
    All the flowers are so beautiful!
    And the sunsets.... amazing!
    Kisses and hugs

  14. We love your Serene Sundays. Beautiful beautiful flowers and sunsets.
    Have a good day tomorrow

  15. It's amazing what a drop of rain can do to bring so much colour to the garden. Trouble is, here in the UK we get so much that the flowers often get washed away! Looks like you had an amazing walk, and just look at that sky :)xx