Saturday, August 27, 2011

Just Waitin on a Hurricane

No, this is not Hurricane Irene....thank goodness!
But Long Island is such a small sliver of land that I wonder 
how it survives hurricanes at all
 My house is just a few miles inland of that arrow....Yikes!  I am just short of the mandatory evacuation area so we are staying put.  They are saying it may downgrade to a low end category 1 or a tropical storm by the time it reaches us.  Lets hope so.
Right now it's just a waiting game 
 Wondering which trees will fall.....what will be damaged.....
how long will the electricity be know...stuff like that.
 But we are ready!!!
 Candles assembled....actually this is my Fairy Lamp Collection.....
which I LOVE
Thermous & cooler collection so we can have coffee in the morning....
 AN ABSOLUTE MUST! all day because with an electric stove....
I don't know when I will next get the chance. 
Roast chicken stuffed with veggies and eggplant parm.... 
so we shall eat while the eatin is good!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Just look at this Cactus Garden

My friend Kathy has this fabulous Prickly Pear Cactus garden in her front yard
I am in love with it.  It is easy to take care of and blooms in mid summer....I was dying to start one of my own.
So she gave me some cuttings and a pair of heavy gloves
 Apparently, all you have to do is take some cuttings and let them calcify at the ends....then stick them in the ground and you have a cactus garden....we'll see....
I was surprised that you could even grow a 
cactus garden in New York but she has a great sunny spot right next to her cobblestone walk way.  She has surrounded the cactus with stones that keep the warmth in.
 It fills up with so many buds and is so 
beautiful when it blooms
 She started this garden about 6 or 7 years ago 
with one tiny little cactus
I am hoping to be at least half as successful!