‘Plants and Flowers’ Category

  1. Still Planning To Move

    August 10, 2010 by myeye

    So — here’s where we are.  My client found a 3 bedroom/2 bath home (about 1500 square feet) on just over an acre of land in Los Lunas.  The acre is completely fenced.  Unfortunately, the house has only a one car garage, but the master plan (all in my head, of course) includes turning the existing garage into a dog room and adding on a 2-1/2 car garage.  The house-warming will be a “bring a tree and shovel” party because this was farmland, but it can be so very cool.  . . . maybe some ducks for the dogs to herd, and an agility field.  One of my longest-time friends suggested planting peach trees and have “Penni’s Peaches — U Pick ’em”.  The house is right around the corner from the site of the Valencia Valley shows.

    My client also found a cash buyer for my townhouse.  The buyer has kids that will be going to school at UNM and they decided it made more sense to purchase an investment property than to have the kids rent for four years.  The townhouse across the street is occupied by a brother/sister who are attending UNM — so the plan is very logical.

    I should know tomorrow whether this whole plot is really workable.  Think good thoughts!  I want me a tractor (John Deere, of course).

    Other stuff:

    Leidy is coming into season — Chase thinks she’s absolutely charming and she just wants to cavort.

    Holmes will be going to the Topeka cluster with Wendy — but I’ve not found a ride back to Albuquerque for him (or to Amarillo where I could pick him up).

    A criminal case on which I’ve been working since 2005 was dismissed today — talk about a happy client!


  2. Playing With PS Elements

    July 28, 2010 by myeye

    I found a wonderful price on Photoshop Elements 8 (I had version 6). So, I bought it (I heart ebay).  I thought I would treat myself tonight to a few minutes with the new program.  You may remember the bronze iris that fascinated our Holmes-puppy in May.  If one applies the Filters ->Artistic ->Sponge to the photo, this is what you get.  Isn’t it cool?

    Bronze iris close-up sponge BLOG 5-3-2010

    There will be a place to use this — maybe some homemade note cards?


  3. July in the Backyard

    July 7, 2010 by myeye

    I haven’t been much of a gardener this year.  The baddogs make it very difficult to grow things to “ready to pick” stage.  However, I have hanging tomatoes — they are very green, but I have hopes that they will ripen by the end of September.  The peaches are grand this year.  They aren’t big, but this tree gives me lots of sweet small peaches.  Vicki noted that orange is the color for hot weather — no doubt!  The trumpet vine echoes that sentiment.

    Little Green Tomatoes 7-7-2010

    After thinning 7-7-2010

    Almost ripe 7-7-2010

    TrumpetVine 7-7-2010


  4. Such Baaaad Puppies – a Video

    June 8, 2010 by myeye

    Here’s the first of many posts of the Chase/Magic baybeez from my trip to Seattle.  Enjoy!


  5. Stuff Growing in the Yard

    May 31, 2010 by myeye

    Today I noticed the Trumpet Vine was happily blooming.  It invites Hummingbirds and bees into the yard which is a good thing.  It also gave me a chance to use the new tiny camera.  I like it — still need to finish reading all the rules.

    Trumpet Vine Flowers3 5-31-2010

    We’ll have peaches in July — they’ll be better if I thin out the babies.

    Baby peaches 5-31-2010

    Then there’s Leidy who hates the camera — unlike a couple of really baddogs.

    Leidy 5-31-2010