Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Well, I did it again!

      Since I started blogging, I've had two cameras! Can you guess what I've done with them? Left them out in the rain! I'm so sad! At least I had a lot of pictures on the SD card that I can share with you! I'm actually using the first camera that I left out in the rain, and it's doing a fairly good job! I just can't see the photo I've just taken until I download it onto the computer. It's quite different than the Fuji I was using, but I like the size a lot better; and the fact that it only uses two batteries instead of four! Ran was wondering what to get me for our twenty-second anniversary this Friday, and you guessed it! A WATERPROOF camera! He actually found one on Amazon for under a $100! I can hardly wait to use it!

      As you can imagine, it's been raining here lately, A LOT! The girls came Thursday, the day I thought I would write a post, and I had the camera outside taking pictures of them in the pool. I placed it on the table outside to do something else. The next day, when I wanted to take pictures of the girls again, I couldn't find my camera! It occurred to me that I had left it outside on the table. And it had rained ALL NIGHT AND ALL DAY! Remember Tropical Storm Andrea last week? Well, it came through here and dumped a lot of rain on us. Now we are experiencing sun and high temps with extreme humidity! Have you ever felt like you just had a hot shower after walking around outside doing hardly anything, and when you went inside, you got cold? That's the way it feels here! Anyway, the camera will not work, so I found my old camera and now I can take photos until the new one gets here! Yay for Amazon! Walmart had waterproof cameras but they were over $200! Now why would I pay that much for a camera? I can buy several of these for that price! And they do the same thing! 

      With all the rain, everything is growing and getting greener by the day! The garden seems to be doing good, if the squash bugs will leave the squash plants alone! That happens every year! Something eats the summer squash! I even plant them in different beds, but with the same result! The beans are outgrowing their stakes and are blooming! They have pretty purple flowers on them! Speaking of purple, the wisteria is blooming again! I just adore wisteria! Day lilies are in full bloom as well! Looks like the nectarine tree has produced lots of nectarines again this year! And, I've been getting red plums from the plum tree! They are delicious! The raspberries are producing a handful at a time and are delicious, too! Before long, the blackberries will be producing! 

      I hope everything is going good for you in your gardens! From what little I read now-a-days, from ya'll's blogs, it sounds like ya'll are doing pretty good! I'm trying not to sit at the computer too much now! From all the sitting over the last few months, I seemed to have gained weight! It doesn't take much for me to gain weight; that's why I exercise so much! I don't even over-eat! Maybe it's my thyroid? Anyway, I'm trying to take authority over it now before it gets worse! It crept up on me, so I'll keep ya'll informed as to how I do over the next few months. With vacation coming up, it will probably not be easy to work it off! We eat way too much when we go on vacation! Oh well, I'll get back on it when we return home! 

      Enjoy your week and thanks for stopping by! Blessings from Bama!

This photo of the beans doesn't show how tall they've gotten or the purple flowers.

Rutgers tomato from Whole Foods.

Zucchini plant.

Straight neck squash.

Two crook neck squash. I need to separate them.

Another tomato plant from Whole Foods.

Aren't these lilies lovely?

I can't believe how dark this day lily is!

Oak leaf hydrangeas.

This yellow rose has grown all over the place!



Blackberry brambles.

The fennel has grown so tall!

Lovely little gardenia flowers! They smell fantastic!

Yasmine opening her birthday present.

Just what I need, a camera!

Lulu in the pool. She doesn't get far from the steps.

They had a fun time cleaning and swimming!

Win and Yas feeding the goat boys.

Randy and five little girls having fun in the pool!

One of the new roses I received for Mother's Day. Taken with the Kodak easy share.

Rubi in her pool!

Randy took the camera apart and it's now in the garbage!

There were three plums! The other was delicious!


  1. You are always so busy and active, I find it hard to believe you could have gained any weight. I too plan to limit my time on here - and get outside! Anyway, I love Amazon! FREE shipping too! Looks like fun times in the pool - even for Rubi. My garden is non existant. It rained so much here that it is in the water and really wet - my seeds didn't even come up. I still can replant some things - but, our cold weather hasn't helped either. Take care and have a great week. Blessings from Ringle, WI.

    1. But it's true! I couldn't believe it either until I started trying on summer clothes and some of them don't fit! That's how I know, plus the mirror doesn't lie! Oh, that's terrible about your garden, Jacky! I hope you'll get something from it this year! So the rain is getting you too! Oh well, fickle weather! Thanks, you too!

  2. Oh, no! I am so sorry about your camera. That sounds like something that I would do! Yes, your lilys are pretty! A belated Happy Birthday to Jasmine and Rubi looks like she is really enjoying her pool. Sounds like your veggie garden is doing well. Do you have one or two plum trees? Nancy

    1. Hi Nancy! Thanks! I actually have three plum trees but I'm not sure if the red leaf is fruit producing. It may just be an ornamental. It came from a flea market. Thanks!

  3. I'm so sorry.....how sad. I hope you can find a replacement camera. Your garden look wonderful. Plenty of good veggies and beautiful flowers. I have 3 ornamental plum trees. They are producing lots of plums this year.Are they edible? Thank you for your loving prayers. So uplifting. xo Linda

    1. Thank you Linda! If it was me, I'd take a bite out of one and see. Otherwise, ask at that beautiful nursery where you're going tomorrow! You are so welcome! Xo!

  4. Hi Bama Girl! I hate it when I leave something so well-loved and used outside in the rain! What a wonderful anniversary gift from your husband! Glen gets me really useful and well-thought-out gifts and I love them! Especially, when they are a surprise! :) I am so glad the girls live close now and can be a part of your lives! Love that Rubi has her own pool...she looks content! Hugs to you! Cheeryshirley

    1. Glen is so thoughtful! I love surprises, but this year I know! Yes, I get to see Win and Riley several times a week now! Rubi loves the water! Hugs to you too!

    2. Hi Bama Girl! I LOVE that you and Randy are so gentle, loving, and caring with all about you...the girls, each other, your son, and the world around you! We see that in the looks on the faces, and in your words! Keep up the GREAT work! Hugs, Cheeryshirley

    3. Oh, that is so sweet Shirley and Glen! I wished you had a blog so I could read and learn more about you! I feel like you could be my aunt or someone close! Thanks for sharing your kind thoughts here! Hugs! To you too!

    4. Yes! We are close! We are sisters in our precious Lord! Hugs, Cheeryshirley

  5. What a great husband to replace your camera for you and waterproof to boot! Completely hear you about gaining weight coupled with computer time. Though I think you look great, we individuals know how we feel and how we want to feel, and look, in our clothes. Good luck with your exercise program. As busy as you are with all your projects, I bet it'll melt off in no time. Speaking of melting, yes, we are having those extremely hot, humid, sauna bath temps here too. Your flowers and garden look lovely and the girls look like they're having such fun! Hugs to you.

    1. Thank you Lisa, he is so thoughtful! So glad you understand about the weight, and thanks! Thank you for stopping by! Hugs to you too!


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