Thursday, April 19, 2012

Brushy posey tree & bell peppas

Welcome to Mike & Gerri - Happytrails. http://freedom2roll.blogspot.com/  they are fulltimers & have beautiful photography on their blog. They have some little pupper dogs as well. I've not checked out their blog too far back yet, but the photography & appreciation of nature really comes through. :-)
Glad to have ya'll along!

Yesterday, I noticed something red out of the corner of my eye (no, not in the corner of my eye, that could be bad) when looking out a window in my friend's house. Ohhhh, what is that? What are those red things I see? I must go see! So I went out & saw this! Very pretty & what a treat!




This is the red brush bloomin' tree. I have no idea what it is really called. I'm too lazy to look it up right now. So I'll just dub it a red brush tree. Funny, from a distance, you don't really see the blooms, so they can go easily missed. Up close, WOW, beautiful! The little pedals off of them are waxy feeling. At first look, I thought they were hard shelled, but no, they were very soft & pliable. And hot pink on the inside, soft pink on the outside. Very pretty!

Weather has been so beautiful the past few days. In the high 70's outside, 82 inside the RV. Comfortable with windows open & fans blowing. I have no complaints.

Yesterday, we bought some goldfish for the pond. Last year, we bought some fancy fish, but the frogs & birds got them. So this year, we opted for just feeder goldfish! I did buy two last fall & one is still living. So it was very happy for the new company. They've been swimming around enjoying the pond. No pics because they rush to the bottom of the pond when they see me.
Around the pond, it's just a small pond that is made out of a manmade plastic pond. So around it, we built a flower/veggie bed. We put two bell pepper plants, some flowers & two grape vines that climb up on the support fence behind it. We didn't have a hard winter this year, so the pepper plants survived. Now they are bearing peppers!
I miss the beautiful flower beds I had in my house at the bay. Well, they weren't actually in my house. We had a pool & I had a few flower beds planted around it & lots of potted flowers as well. So I was glad when my friends decided to redo their pond last year.
They have a cute little sign hanging over the pond:
Frog Parking
All others will be Toad.

Here are the pepper plants:


I hope everyone is having beautiful weather like we are having here.

~As always, be kind to your pets, clean up after them on your travels & respect your neighbor~




13 comments:

  1. You should also put in some mosquito fish to eat the mosquito larva. They have them in the ponds in California.

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    1. Merikay, I looked at them, suggested it to my friend, but she wasn't interested. The ones I saw were tiny though & the bigger fish would probably try to eat them.

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  2. When we used to go fishing we would pickup some goldfish at the bait store. We had a few left one time and our daughter kept them in a bucket at the horse barn. I swear those little guys were so tough. They made it through the winter, freezing and all, and just keep on going.

    If I had a pond I would put some of those in as they are inexpensive and easy to care for...

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    1. I was amazed that we did have one survivor over the winter. Granted this year, we didn't get a freeze, but we didn't know there was still one alive!

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  3. That flower is so pretty. And the bell peppers are doing real well too.

    I love little ponds. I remember there was one behind a house my sister rented. We cleaned it all up and bought a filter and got it all set up. Put in the fish and the next day they were all gone. RACOONS. No more pond.

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  4. That flowering bush is so pretty...no matter what it's called.

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    1. Thanks Karen. I'm curious what it is, but could not find anything on the net.

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  5. ah getting caught up with your blog... busy lady! glad you have been having great weather. I have a fireplace going here! I'm in Estes Park.... soooo beautiful.

    Beautiful pictures and the past posts with the dogs! beautiful animals...

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    1. Carolyn, help me...I bought more beads today! Yikes! I can't resist them...halp!

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    2. Hahaa... love em too! fun stuff...

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  6. Nice flowers, they look like little sparklers. Can't believe you have peppers growing this early in the season, in Illinois we couldn't even plant until Mothers Day or later.

    Re: comment on my blog - they have employee wi-fi in the employee lounge near my RV, but it is terrible. They have free wi-fi for guests at the Lodge inside the park, but its a 19 mile drive up a curvy mountain road, we are living at the bottom of the hill. The wifi in the office I work at is very fast, but I don't think I can connect to it. I work alone on Sunday, they said to bring a book for slow times - I'm going to take my Kindle Fire and see if I get a better connection in the office.

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    1. Teri, we never had a freeze this winter. That plant is there from last year, so I was surprised to see it bear peppers already. Thanks for the explanation of your situation there. It really seems like a nice place to work from what I gathered on your blog.

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  7. Oh No JoJo, that could very well happen!

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