Well, howdy-doo! It is a beautiful day in the neighborhood here. There are many reasons why, but one big reason is that we have turned off the a/c!!! It got cooler and breezy today, and it must be down in the 70's tonight with a breeze (just guessing), so we were able to fling open the windows and doors and enjoy the fresh air!!! It is just grand! I love the outside sounds...
These wild poinsettas have suddenly sprung forth in my backyard! They are coming out everywhere and I just adore them! Between the orange gloriosas and these, it looks like my yard knows it is turning to FALL. I can't hardly take all these oranges! Just gorgeous!!! I am grateful for so many things, and I am really grateful for my orange plants too!!!
Update on okra: First I went outside last night after dark and found absolutely NOTHING on the plants. I used a flashlight and inspected top and bottom of leaves, and along stems/stalks and dirt too (looking for snails, possibly)...and found ZILCH. This is a good thing, I suppose...but yet the mystery remains as to what my leaves are being munched away by!!!!
The pic above shows what I found today when I went out to take a photo of the first flower, and here is what I found! The flower had already fallen off and the okra was peeking out! You can see it here in the same location where I had previously shown the bud. So...now we will see how long it takes to grow an okra pod!!!