Tuesday, April 21, 2015

An Unwelcome Water Event, Fairy Gardens and Flowers!

This morning I was awakened  (awoke?  wakened?) by the sound of water.  

I thought it was a heavy rain shower outside.

Oh... but no.

It was the sound of water dripping (pouring) and pooling onto carpet.  If you have had a leak in your house, you are familiar with that sound ~ it jolts you out of a peaceful slumber immediately.

I flew out of bed.

It was happening in my master closet.  Water was pouring onto my husband's clothes from an air-conditioning vent in the ceiling.

I ran out into the kitchen and found my husband sitting at the table, calmly eating  breakfast after a five mile run.  

"What's going on upstairs," I shrieked, hysterically.  

"There's water pouring into our closet!"

He bolted upstairs as I grabbed towels and buckets.  

Our daughter has terrible habit of clogging toilets.    Terrible.  I am not sure how it happens, but it happens ALL THE TIME.  We have had the toilet paper talk with her, to no avail.  

Our family is not allowed the soft, plush toilet paper.   We are forced to use the harsh, thin budget stuff.  

Before he got to the toilet to shut off the water, it had overflowed.   Water was standing in the bathroom and rushing out into the hallway carpet.

We used every towel for damage control.   He grabbed the toilet snake (one of the best purchases we have made for our house, ever, by the way).

After all had settled down, I looked at the time:  6:30.

I am not a morning person to begin with, and this sort of ruined my morning.

So, to make myself feel better, I went to Chick-Fil-A (for the first time, ever, for breakfast) and took pictures of my flowers/garden.

Yesterday and overnight, we had storms and rain in our area.  The flowers and leaves were heavy from the water and everything smelled so lovely and fresh.

My Asian (Sambac) jasmine, Confederate jasmine and Hoya plants are all blooming.

The Sago palm is dropping pups everywhere.

For a while, I was obsessed with fairy gardens.  I don't think I have ever take pictures of my fairy garden and posted them here.

Mostly, I am stalling because I don't want to clean up the toilet mess upstairs and in my downstairs closet.   Haha.

My broken pot/succulent fairy garden

Loved this little sign on Etsy.

I realized that not everything was to scale.  Oh well.  

Loved this little bird feeder.  And my daughter painted this rock in Girl Scouts.

I just love hen and chicks.  

My hoya is blooming. Look at the texture of these petals...they look fuzzy.  And they ooze water droplets.  <3 td="">

Sally Holmes

Sally Holmes is heavy from the rain last night.  

Sally Holmes

Sambac, or Asian, Jasmine.  My favorite!

Sambac (Asian) Jasmine

Confederate Jasmine is going nuts!  

Over 7' tall and filled with heavy perfumed flowers.  My favorite time of year.  

I planted two colors of lantana together.  I am already seeing butterflies!

My sad little Louis Phillipe rose is coming back a little from being over-run by jungle. 

Morning sun in the trees...

New arrangement I put together in an old pot by using a clearance plant (the purple one) and plant that I had on the back lanai that wasn't thriving at all.  It's already looking better.  

Mimosa tree leaves close-up...we're going to have flowers soon.

The mimosa tree is huge.  

Golden Goddess bamboo.  Think it needs to be trimmed...it's also heavy and droopy  from the rain. 

Sago Palm pups.  

Sago Palm pups

Ligustrum is flowering.

Hydrangea has buds!

Bouganvillia is looking pretty healthy. 


Where the mulch ends.  At the hydrangeas.  :/

The north side of my house (mess).  The next project!!! 

Thank you for stopping by today.

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