Thursday, November 4, 2010

Welcome to Texas

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After a long, six-month process, my parents and sister have moved from Missouri to a sweet neighborhood in Georgetown, Texas. Their house is a 40 minute drive from mine, which is a big improvement from 13 hours.


I hope they will enjoy living Deep in the Heart of Texas. Of course, one of the first things we must do is plant a yellow rose in their garden. I love my miniature. It bloomed all summer and most of the fall.


My mother loves to garden and feed the birds. She gave the cat bird house to me that you see below. I've seen wrens try it out, but none have moved in permanently yet. My goal is to train the coral honeysuckle around the cat's face.


To the right of the bird house is one of two planter baskets.

The six potted moss rose did not seem to mind the heat this year.


By far my favorite garden activity -- besides buying new plants -- is watching the birds and butterflies. This swallowtail hung around for hours on my variegated lantana.


Hope you're enjoying the cooler autumn weather. Here's a National Geographic Monarch Music Video that might make you smile...



Happy Autumn!

There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. ~Minnie Aumonier
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12 comments:

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful Texas garden.
Costas

Lancashire rose said...

Wrens are so fussy. They seem to prefer an old shoe to a really nice birdhouse. How lucky you are to have your parents so close. I hope they settle in well. They must be loving this gorgeous weather we have been having. We have missed you at our garden blogger meetings. Hope to see you in the New Year. Happy Autumn to you too.

Pam/Digging said...

Congrats on having your family closer to you. Just watched the OK Go video you posted in your sidebar and smiled my way through it. Must show it to the kids.

Diana said...

Dawn - How nice to "see" you via blogging. You must be so excited about having famiy here. It's wonderful to be close to them - mine are about 10 minutes from our house and I feel so lucky. Your garden photos are lovely - the yellow rose is precious and I like the garden art on the fence. I'll echo Lancashire Rose's sentiments - hope we will see you at a blogger event sometime in the new year.

A wildlife gardener said...

Thank you for visiting Our Little Corner Of Paradise this year, Dawn :)

Just popped by during the run up to Christmas to wish you all the best, and happy gardening in 2011…WG :)

Tanya Boracay said...

Oh great, beautiful garden

Just like to share with you a quotes about life...

"The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge." -- Bertrand Russell

You can get more quotes about life at http://quotelandia.com/category/life

Lari said...

That NG video is so inspiring :) Thank you for sharing
Also, I really appreciate what you've been trying to do with your wildlife garden, it is something that is very close to my heart as I too would want to have one of those someday :)
Keep up the good work!
Take care
xXx

Lesley said...

That video absolutely made me smile! That's what I want to do before I die...climb up a mountain in Mexico and dance around with the monarchs.

Sheds said...

There goes a beautiful Texan garden. The video did make me smile! Great post!

Garden Centre Brough said...

Good to know about your blog I really appreciate what you've been trying to do with your wildlife garden, it is something that is very close to my heart as I too would want to have one of those someday :)
Keep up the good work!

Thank you for post..

AustinNativeLandscaping.Com said...

Great garden you have there!

Really enjoyed the video.

Thanks for the informative and lovely post.

Charlie@Seattle Trekker said...

You have such gorgeous plants in your garden, I can see why you would want to share that with your sister and mother.