And our Fire Index/Drought Maps are updating once again.
I agree with Bills, time to bring that scary looking "Dancing Baby" back so we can get some rain over Florida! And I guess since it is almost Halloween it would be appropriate! LOL
I found this old Graphic in a Halloween Blog from last year that BD made for me.. It is still so cute i will use it again this year!
Sunday, Oct 31, 2010: I got Halloween Pictures of the kids and grandkids.. will load them up tonight.
Monday, October 25, 2010: I finally got out and took some garden photos and will post them in this final blog for October. Between my side yard garden and my neighbor's back yard "Co-op" garden he and I are doing together, we are going to have a lot of veggies to share with the rest of our neighbors who do not garden.
I do realize I have typos in my discriptions of my photos and I mispelled "tomato" several times, I was in a hurry and had to do it quickly so no time for corrections.
It is gardening time in the sub-tropics!
Here are pics of Ellen from last year with her big 8 mo preggy belly I painted like a pumpkin.. now look, one year later she is CAT Woman! LOL See below)
and this is a close up of the big belly,
Our belly buttons when pregnant don't popout
they just smooth out and you cannot even tell it is there.
Now One Year Later, look below at Cat Woman! I remember when I use to be able to bounce back into shape like that!
Oct 25, 2010. M y side yard garden.. here is one of my large tomato plants what is now blooming...
Oct 25, 2010: Last Saturday a friend from work gave me this Coral Tree/Shrub plant.. he has so many he is giving them away..they came from his tree and he potted up the seedlings.. I looked it up and it is beautiful.. I will have to keep mine in the pot..no room in the yard.
Oct 25, 2010: My side yard garden.. here are some Broccoli and Califlower I planted...those little seedlings mixed in are the tomatoes that came from my composts I still need to pull out.
Oct 25, 2010: that Blackberry vine I planted last winter started growning this past summer and is taking over the entire side and I keep pruning it back...hope it produces this year because it is high maintance and it will "go" if not. I do not do high maintance plants.
Oct 25, 2010. my side yard garden.. more potted herbs. You can see sage, tropical oregano, sweet basil, chives, flat leaf parsley, dill, chives, rosemary...etc..
Oct 25, 2010. Remember earlier this year when Aqua had us all saving our avacoda pits and rooting them for plants.. this is mine. I did have to take off about 1/2 of the top so it would branch out a few months ago. I is looking good. I am using it for a specimen plant, I will not put it in the ground.
Oct 25, 2010, My Datil Pepper plant I have grown from the seeds Aqua and Rain sent me.. I did "pinch off the top" recently so it would branch out. Got more seeds to grow as I have pots to put them in.
Oct 25, 2010. My neighbor does not use his backyard and like me he wanted a garden... so we joined forces and created our first "co-op" garden and it is doing well.
Oct 25, 2010. I used my compost I made these past 6 mos in my raised bed, it was perfect...but I guess the tomatoes scraps I put into the composts forgot to "cook" and now I have thousands of tiny volunteer tomatoe seedlings I must pull out of my garden bed.
Oct 25, 2010. I have blooms and baby tomatoes. Good sign, cannot wait to harvest the tasty fruit.
Oct 25, 2010. I got this for Mother's Day last May and had been collecting garden and kitchen organic scraps all year...and I had enought to "top off" my raised bed with good soil and lots of earth worms..of course I also got all those volunteer tomatoe seeds I will have to pull up.
Oct 25, 2010. After giving up on growing Topsy Turvy upside down tomatoes, I grew this one from top of the bag last year..then cut it back when I thought it died and it returned so letting it grow.
Oct 25, 2010: two pots of Cilantro I grew from seeds, it will be ready to use in just a few weeks. This plant must be replanted every 2 mos because it goes to flower/seed easily.
Oct 25, 2010: my side yard garden. Here are 3 tomatoe plants and one has small fruit. Also see all the "seedlings" that came up from my composts. they are all tomatoe seedlings.
Oct 25, 2010: my side yard garden... here is some of the romaine lettuce sprouting from seeds.
Oct 25, 2010. My Strawberry pot filled with a plant I had from last winter that survived the summer and multiplied. Hope it produces lots of tasty fruit.
Oct 25, 2010. I've had this orchid, or earlier parts of it, for over 24 years. and I still love it. This is tropical.
Oct 25, 2010: co-op garden, a nice plot of sweet corn..we also have a few rows in another area of the garden bed.
Oct 25, 2010. In the "co-op" garden a row of green beans and Sugar snap Peas, they are growing just great...
Oct 25, 2010. In the "co-op" garden 3 rows of purple hull peas, my Dad sent him the seeds to plant.
Oct 25, 2010. My neighbor and I are planing this large veggie garden together in his back yard that is never used.
Oct 25, 2010. Some of my potted herbs.
Oct 2010. Our wall of Night Blooming Jasmine is going wild.. really need to get the clippers on it soon.
October 2010. One of my fav orchids is blooming again.
Oct 31, 2010: Grandson, Ty, in his halloween costume. I think his is a Star Wars character also.
Oct 31, 2010: DIL, Pam, & Son,Greg, & daughter, Ellen, in their 2010 Halloween costumes.
Oct 31, 2010: Cole, I asked him who he was and he told me several times.. My son told me it was a Star Wars character
Oct 31, 2010: Rylee "Wonder Woman" and Nolan "the Hulk"
Oct 31, 2010: Cat Woman Ellen with son, Nolan the Incredible Hulk.
Oct 31, 2010. Daughter Ellen in his Cat Woman outfit (Rylee and Nolan's Mama)
Oct 31, 2010. Grandson Nolan 10 mos old in his Incredible Hulk costume without the hat.
Oct 31, 2010. Rylee is WonderWoman for Halloween.
October 2010. Betsey with Baron in his Halloween costume. He even let her paint his face.