We planted this cactus plant several years in the flower bed down by the road. It was just a tiny little plant and look at it now! Two years later the plant has quadrupled in size and has beautiful flowers.
The flower bed itself needs some TLC. The drought last year killed off quite a few of my perennials and I didn't get them replanted this year. Ironically, it has been too wet LOL. The cactus plant of course survived the drought - now I'll have to wait and see if it survives all of this moisture.
Mom and dad gave me this Clematis for my birthday ten years ago. Every year I can't wait to see how pretty it is going to be. The hummingbirds just love it. I've seen my share of butterflies drinking from its nectar too.
This is a picture of our house and the brick walkway leading to it. (See my kitty cat, Baby?) I'm not sure if you can tell by looking, but the house is Log. We designed and built the house ourselves 27 years ago. We bought lengths of log from a log company and cut them to size using a chain saw. About ten years ago Jefferson City did a lot of street work and had to dig up some of the old brick streets. They dumped the bricks in a private landfill. Each day we would let them dump and then we'd pull them back out (no, they wouldn't just let us get them direct from them - sigh - so we got permission from the landfill owner to retrieve them). We used the bricks to lay the sidewalk from the upper drive down to the house. Pretty cool, huh.