Productive morning !?

That’s “subjective,” isn’t it?

Temperature at twelve noon

Time to mulch the plants

Close up of bags of mulch

Plants on north side of yard

Ginger and Turmeric

Yellow Butterfly Vine

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Plants on south sideLook at the time stamp on the picture identified as “Time to mulch the plants.” Just shy of ten o’clock. Time to take a break at twelve noon but I’m delighted with all that I accomplished this morning.

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Strawberry plants outdoors

Strawberry plants in tarp shelter

Strawberry was yum yum goodI’m a “bargain hunger” and could not resist the purchase of that looks-like-new trash container. I’ve looked at those (at Tractor Supply and Lowe’s) but would not pay their high price. Tentatively (in the Spring), I plan to plant the Texas Lilac in that container so I can maneuver the Lilac for “just the right location (in my yard).”

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Thrift 'n Gift trash can purchase

Trash bin displayed in my yard

First thing each morning…

…check the weather!! Houston TV meteorologist’ have my attention–and (as always), I check my on-site weather station.

Temperature at six

Temperature at seven

Temperature in green houseNext shopping trip, I’ll purchase another sensor and thermometer to hang in the tarp shelter. (Recently, I moved sensor from tarp shelter to greenhouse.) ~~ At 6:55 AM, the TV meteorologist was saying “Twenty-five degrees colder than yesterday.” Moments later, the Today Show was showing pictures of tornadoes in seven Southern states–and fires in Tennessee. “Texas will have heavy rain on Saturday.” ~~ Counting my blessings!!

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Christmas Bottle Tree !!

More accurately: A vase  tree.”

Too few “red” bottles available so I’ve decorated with red vases from Dollar Tree. Likewise, clear glass vases with lights inserted (“clear” vases [by the dozens] available from Thrift Shops). This was a pre-planned highly anticipated project. Click each picture to enlarge for better view.

Preparation of Bottle Tree

Bottles added to Bottle Tree

Finished Christmas Bottle Tree

Complete Bottle Tree in sunshine

Timer

Bottle Tree close up

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Lights on Bottle Tree“Colorful” but the lights are not well-distributed.

Should I “redo”??confused-lady

From a friend; received the following as an email

DEAR LORRAINE,

HAD A FRIEND VISIT THIS MORNING.

HE ARRIVED EARLY, SAT DOWN WITH ME AND CHATTED FOR A WHILE ABOUT HOW THINGS WERE CURRENTLY GOING FOR ME IN MY LIFE.

AFTER VERY CAREFULLY AND COMPASSIONATELY LISTENING TO ALL THAT I HAD TO SAY, HE STOOD UP, WALKED OVER TO ME, LEANED OVER AND GENTLY HELD ME FOR AWHILE.

THEN, AFTER REASSURING ME NOT TO WORRY, THAT EVERYTHING WOULD WORK OUT FOR ME AND BE JUST FINE, HE ASKED ME IF I KNEW OF ANYONE ELSE THAT COULD USE A VISIT FROM HIM.

I IMMEDIATELY THOUGHT OF YOU MY FRIEND.

I GAVE HIM YOUR NAME AND HE KNEW WHERE YOU LIVED.

HE GAVE ME ANOTHER REASSURING HUG, THANKED ME AND I WALKED WITH HIM TO MY FRONT DOOR.

HE TOLD ME THAT HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO YOUR PLACE.

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When He gets to your PC, escort Him to the next stop.

Please don’t allow Him to sleep on your PC. The message He is carrying is very Important.

I asked Him to bless you and yours with peace, happiness and abundance.

Say a prayer, and then pass Him on to bless others as I sent Him on to bless you. Our assignment is to spread love, respect and kindness throughout the World.

Have a blessed day and touch somebody’s life today as hopefully I have touched your life.

He’s walking around the world via e-mail!!

Please pass it on so He can get there….

When you [copy &]  forward this on, please list where He departed from in the e-mail subject box.

Preparing for Mr. Frost ‘r Freeze !!

Temperature at twelve-thirtyStrange how my day(s) unfold(s). Yes, I expected to work in my “yarden” but rearranging the tarp shelter had been furthermost from my mind. Rearrange… to make room for plants. Then I found myself trimming plants (in smaller planters) and moving the plants into the shelter. Psychologically (and physically?) I intuitively knew better to accomplish on a nice sunny day rather than rush when frost or freeze is predicted. More work to be done but I took “a break” to enjoy homemade lunch. ~~ Houston TV meteorologist’ are predicting freezing temperatures “in about ten days.” Well, I’ll be ready!!

Numerous plants under cover

Another planter under cover

Heat lamp wide view

Heat lamp close up

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3:30 PM; sixty-five degrees outdoors. An exhausted old lady taking another break and adding two more pictures. ~~ Twenty-two planters under cover today!!

Ready for more plants

Coleus, etc.

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“Exhausted old lady” ignored fatigue because CARE maintenance man, James, was available (after hours) to move things from my storage unit (down the highway) to my neighbor’s on-site storage building. (When “helping hands” are available, I’m available, no excuses.) I’ll begin the process of discarding and donating.

James at the storage unit

From James truck to Alice storage unit