Water, water, flower, and tree.

Mom got me a cool water hose.  It expands when it’s full of water, shrinks when water isn’t in it.

It’s a rather delicate tool.  Having broken one before, I decided to make a little bucket, to store it.

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Safety razor blade, next to bucket.   Ready!

I used the razor blade to make one of the holes larger.  Cool.

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I have a barrel on the garden patio, primarily to water the compost. Secondary to help with planting. I put a “bubbler” on the hose so I don’t have to hold the hose while the barrel fills.

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Spearmint and tobacco plant, soaking in water before I transplant.

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This is a resin cast squirrel. Damit was unclear about it.

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Wore my grandmother’s hat!

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Teeny flower. A few bloom.  Has a very short blooming period.

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Barrel done!

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Dang critters made a big hole in the area where logs are waiting to get split.

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EWWWW! I hate having to do this! I filled the hole with dog poop. I strongly encourage the squirrels to relocate. Can’t argue with proven results.

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Went to Oceanside later. These trees are in bloom.  Have no idea what it’s called.  Will upload the pics to an app, which will hopefully identify it.  Would like a couple on our property.

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One flower pod.  Any ideas as to the name?

To be continued…