Corona de Tucson
October 18, 2021
It was a fun week. I always enjoy playing in the dirt. We haven't begun to tackle the yard here...maybe this upcoming spring...but I wanted to add some color on the patio.
Violas have been a "fall thing" for many years. Even the years we were rolling in Belle, I always managed to have a pot or two on the picnic table. These sweet little blossoms have a way of spreading "happy".
I also decided to plant some succulents. Remember the pumpkin I was going to buy at the market? Well, I figured I could just plant one so I gave it a try. There wasn't a lot of selection left on pumpkins and I'm afraid this pumpkin will not last a few months as it has signs of aging...you know, those ugly little dark spots. The succulents need light so having it on the big table won't work.
|I have never paid much attention to succulents until now. I am really liking them! The one pot I have on the patio has grown so much and when the leaves fall off, they root and make new plants.|
I also found this cute little saguaro planter online and Joe helped me pick out a succulent for it.
I have been placing loose leaves from my other succulent plant in it and one already has new growth. Did you know succulent is a Latin word meaning "juice" or "sap" ?
Joe and I have spent a few hours this week on photos. The space over the mesquite bench in the foyer looked kinda naked. Joe has long been asking to hang some of my photography. I dreaded going thru pictures even though I do have a few favorites. I knew it would be time consuming and I have only completed the more recent years. But we did pick out a few and bought frames at Hobby Lobby. It was not a hard project, but my brain got tired. I don't do so well with eights and sixteenths on the yard stick. Joe does, thank goodness!
|This was a first for us as we have never hung a collage of photos before. It took all morning.|
|This is a start as there are lots and lots more pictures. I think we will have some to rotate in and out so we don't get tired of looking at the same photos.|
Another biggie this week was a new motor for Belle's awning. It has been two years since the old one died. Supply and demand for new RVs has made finding a new motor difficult.
It is a good thing we have Kenneth and Rachel (Cameron's Reliable Mobile Repair) on our team. Thank you very much for finding the motor and installing it !
One thing I look forward to is walks/hikes in the desert. To say I love being outside with camera in hand would be an understatement. This week found us back at Saguaro NP East...
...on the Cactus Forest Trail.
I know what you mean about going through all the photos to find favorites for hanging!! But it's such a fun way to decorate and to remember those wonderful places. Your collage looks wonderful!! mixedtiles.com is really fun too. More wonderful pics, I especially like seeing the big Saquaro from below!ReplyDelete
I will definitely be checking out the link for the tiles…thank you Jodee! That was one of the prettiest hikes we have done in along time. I enjoyed every second!Delete
You have a wonderful start to the succulent garden. I always enjoy your hikes thru the saguaros, would your 'distinguished' be called a crested?ReplyDelete
Awesome picture wall! Such great memories you have selected and joe has patiently hung perfectly.
Thank you Jeff. I catch myself smiling when I walk by the pictures…they are great memories! I’m surprised at myself that I even like the succulents. They sure are persistent little things. The succulent pot I have lived thru June with triple digit temps and it was not watered one time as we were in Moab.Delete
What a cool idea to hang your photos! I have sent photos to Costco and had them "printed" on metal--turns out really well. Sweet Dover and I love Sally's new "do!"ReplyDelete
I’ve never heard of printing photos on metal. I will definitely check that out Janna. Thank you for the idea! I will share your compliment with Sally. She is definitely full of herself the past few days! She’s a funny girl!Delete
Love your succulents and that adorable saguaro pot. Great idea to make a collage of your photos. Any trail in the desert is a good trail. Sweet Dover and adorable Sally with her new do.ReplyDelete
Thank you Pam! I’ll be sure to tell Sally you said so...👍Delete