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Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Blast From The Past on Cactus Monday!

I got a very pleasant surprise when I sync'd my new phone to Google, and it brought all the photos, even from my past blogs that had been deleted long ago, into my gallery! The photos from my first blog, which had been called "Succulents By J", showed up...and I was so amazed at the beautiful succulent photos I had back then! I had my pretty succulent tires all arranged with shiny glass pebbles or shells...and they just looked so colorful and fun. Now, they are all looking frazzled, worn and tired. I need to make a commitment to update them when the weather cools down here, for sure...

In honor of CACTUS MONDAY...here is a little look back at the past (I believe it was approx. 2008):




20 comments:

My Little Family: said...

they really are beautiful

you remember that beautiful jade tree i had to 10 years? this winter killed it. almost all my succulents are gone including the ones in shoes. it's a sad mess over in my succulent area. i'm thinking it's just too humid for them here.

humm.....maybe i could move the survivors into the screen porch since i moved the orchids outside.

My Little Family: said...

Julie, you gotta do this when you get your garden in shape:

http://yearroundgarden.blogspot.com/2011/07/vote-for-my-photo.html

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

I love the glass, colored stones and shells you used. I have a bunch of shells and that is a great idea! Sometimes you have to just pull the plants out and redo!

shirley said...

I just adore those pretty blue stones around your lovely cactus Julie

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Those new phones can be an inspiration. HCM.

Judi said...

Hi Julie *hugs*
oh how very pretty. Isn't that nice you got those pictures back. I love how you have the plants set with the glass circles behind they are so attractive.
I bet you have had hot weather your way and I wonder how your veggies are doing in it. Even we have had temps in the mid 90s and we don't usually have that around here. It is much cooler today and thunder has been the air and it feels like some rain.
have a great day
*hugs*
Judi

Teri C said...

Gorgeous! Isn't it Fun to revisit the past and enjoy it all over again!

*HCM*

yoon see said...

Lovely succulent details and I also having blast looking through all the past cactus monday series.
I especially love the bot and the bottom one:)

Take care and happy blooming Tuesday!

ericat said...

That is a lovely Kalanchoe blossfeldiana. The bright green leaves look like it could be too perfect to be true. It is a pleasure looking at your plants and photos.
greetings from South Africa - Eurica

NotSoAngryRedHead said...

I'm not sure about you, but if it weren't for my blog, I wouldn't bother taking pictures of my garden. It's always a lot of fun to look back at old photos of the garden.

You have some great plant combos there!

Mandy said...

Very pretty! What a nice surprise you got with the return of old photos!

Evelyn said...

Very nice Julie. Hcm and have a nice week.

Green thumb said...

How time passes!! I so very well remember what an avid follower I was of your blog 'Succulents by J', and when you deleted it I was totally confused!! Then after some time when I discovered your new blog, I was extremely happy to see you blogging and that too with a vengeance, a spirit which you've maintained till date.
Cheers

earlysnowdrop said...

I was out today and saw the most wonderful cactus blooms. I have to go back and photograph.

I love the pink and green succulent in the first photo.

walk2write said...

So it is true that everything old can be new again. Those tires look like little islands of happiness.

deepazartz said...

OMG!!! They are lovely! SOoooooooooo pretty along with those glass pebbles and shells ...cute cacti/ succulents...too good, Julie:)

WEECACTUS said...

beautiful small garden , I love your style.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Just beautiful Julie. We had to do that to our cactus and succulents recently. It is amazing that they do grow fast too. Love the blue pebbles you used.

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Gorgeous pics and plants I wish mine looked so good. I do keep trying. I got some fun ideas, thanks for sharing
Johnina :D

Cassy said...

I love those cactus collections of yours in the past.

Cassy from Guitar Made Easy