I've been away much too long!

 After being away from my blog for quite some time I thought I needed to get back into it because I've missed it and all of my blog friends.  Hopefully those of you who have been my loyal readers will comment and say "Hi".

I guess you could say "Life has given me lemons these past months and I finally decided to make
some Lemon Aid and get myself back together.... but, I went to look at my Lemon Tree and several new Lemons were missing!  The critters have taken them and all I have is one green Lemon left!

 As I wandered through my soaked back yard I noticed the Hummer Feeder was still full, "Where did they go?"  I have not seen any this year?

 My home is one of may Town Houses on this block and it's being painted now for three weeks so I've had to move so many potted plants but this one hanging basket with a succulent  I found in a garage sale over a year ago has a bud poking out,,, I had no idea it would flower!!
If anyone can tell me the name of this beauty I'd be ever grateful!  I'll do my best to not let anyone bother it until I can get a photo of the actual flower in bloom.
While searching I found the same plant, in bloom.  How pretty!

 The butterflies have been flittering around the Pony Tail plant for weeks now and that is due to the many flowers growing all around it.   Look how tall this Pony has gotten.  It was about 12" tall in a little pot when I first planted it out in the yard.  Taller than me now!

 Of course the Black Eyed Susan's are blooming... for some reason they normally thrive in  my garden but this year not too many came back?  Rainy season here in South Florida reeks havoc on my garden each year and we have been into the third week of daily Thunder Storms and heavy rain that knocks all the plants down. Some days you can find me out there while the rain falls with sticks and wire trying to save some.. it's rather funny to see really but I'm so afraid the lightening will get me one day!

I  have missed blogging and will do my best to keep it up when I can.
I'm sure it will not be as often as in the past but I've missed my friends here and today will be reading all your blogs and hopefully leaving a comment on each.

"Happy July"


Connie said...

Hi Sandy, I have no idea what has been going on in your life, but life happens to all of us. Good times and not so good . . . and sometimes days turn into weeks and we wonder, where did the time go? What I do know is that it is great to have you back. Your plants are so tropical and nothing like we have around here, with the exception of the black eyed Susan :) Sounds like you have been having lots of rain . . . we have been praying for rain. I've been watering every day all day and now I'm getting worried about having the well dry up, so I just want to keep my garden and flowers alive. I guess if the grass turns brown it will come back.
Like I said, welcome back to blog-land. I hope that you'll come visit.
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Glad your back Sandy! I had an operation last part of April and it was really hard to do any posts, but I'm back now too! Life happens, I'm sure everyone understands! We have had a lot of rain too here in Pennsylvania and my plants are full and pretty from all of it!


the cape on the corner said...

sandy, i have wondered many times about how you are doing, especially as i enjoy my basement with the framed cat fabric you sent me, remember? like you, my blogging has been here and there. we're glad to have you whenever the chance occurs. take care amd enjoy your garden.

Janice Weyand said...

What a pleasant surprise to see you back! My writing has been sparse lately to say the least. My reading though has been in full swing and I've missed reading about your projects and flowers. I've hung in there waiting to say "Hi" once again!

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I had to scroll back and make sure I hadn't missed any new posts... and low and behold... I did!
I love seeing these of your garden and yard...

I've only seen one other ponytail plant in my life... and your's is beautiful!
glad to see you posting Sandy...