This week has been crazy, crazy, crazy. I have been either in my yard, painting, or cleaning. The only time I have seen my studio is to vacuum the floor in there. Not fun. Everything is starting to look beautiful though. I thought I would share some of the sights around my house with you. Hope everyone has had a great week. I will post the freebies at lunch.
Lady Banks roses I put in a few years ago. I love the way they climb on my fence. They match the color of my house. At night their smell wafts across the yard.
This is Plumeria. It has dark burgundy leaves that are rather shiny on one side and coarse on another. In the Spring they are green on one side with the burgundy undertones. Then as the weather warms up they do to. They turn deep burgundy with these delicate, spidery flowers all over them. I have a hedge along one side of my house of these, and several accent bushes in the back pool area of these. I love the way they are constantly changing. Plus they bloom several times a year.
Freshly painted wicker on my front porch. We have been painting and sprucing the place up. Nothing speaks more of the Southern lifestyle than a large front porch and some wicker chairs.
This little guy and a couple of his friends have taken up residency on both my front porch and back porch. They sleep all day and croak all night. Very peaceful. I love the vivid green.
These lizards are a constant source of amusement. The males have this wattle at their throats that they puff out and it turns pink when they spot you. Then they sort of do this thing that resembles push ups before they scurry off. Here I think they are having a moment together. Ahh, lizard love.
These are some of my Clematis. I have them growing on my fence. I thought I had lost them this year when we did a major trim during the winter. Low an behold they came back in full force this year.