This picture is to show you what we came home to. Mom's Aire-mobile is covered with the famous Georgia pollen. Every year, at this time, all the trees, flowers and grass release pollen and it makes large clouds of yellow stuff that coats everything. It looks like yellow flour has been sifted over everything! The only pollen you can actually see is the pine pollen. It's too big to effect anyone's allergies, but boy, does it make a mess. Our Aire-mobile is actually Cobalt Blue, but right now it looks kind of green. Oh, yeah, and Mom hasn't been able to breathe for two or three days because of all the pollen you CAN'T see! Ok, she can breathe a little bit, but it's not easy.
This is what M0m did yesterday morning. She planted about 6 Cacti along the side of the garage. There is a very narrow flower bed there and for a lot of years, it has just been filled with rocks. Mom is tired of moving the Cacti in and out of the house with the seasons and someone told her they would survive next to the garage. She isn't really buying that, but she's going to give it a try. Most of these Cactus plants moved here with Mom and Dad almost 15 years ago from Arizona. The whole time Mom was out there, Penny and I drove Dad crazy! We could hear her through the front door, but we wanted to see what she was doing. Finally, Dad opened the front door and put a gate in it so we could see what Mom was doing. Once he put the gate up, we went and laid down for a snooze. We were just happy to know that we could see Mom if we WANTED to!
After Mom was done with her Cactus planting, she and Dad did this. These are five 5 gallon buckets that are hanging from our deck. Three of them have tomato plants sticking out of the bottoms. The other two are waiting on yellow tomato plants that they haven't been able to find yet. The nurserys all say that it is too early for the yellow ones. Our pawrents saw people growing tomato plants, this way, on TV. They sure hope it works, since it will be really convenient to be able to go out on the deck and pick tomatoes. They usually plant them in the ground, down by the basement door, but they lose a lot of them because, once the plants get big, they can't get to the ones in the back. This will also make it easier for me and Penny to snack on the tomatoes whenever we want. Last year, Penny came into the house with something red all over her face and Mom freaked out! She thought it was blood! Mom took a walk around the yard looking for the critter that she thought Penny had killed, but all she found was some squished tomatoes! Heeheehee!
Here's one of our bird houses that actually has residents! We think the female Chickadee is sitting on eggs because we keep seeing the male bring stuff into the house. We think he is bringing her food, but we can't tell for sure. There is Wysteria growing on the wall by the bird house and once it blooms and gets leaves, it will make nice cover for the birdies.
I, Poppy was caught, once again, trying to take my trusty bear outside! I told Mom that he just wanted to go for a walk in the nice spring weather, but she wasn't buying that. She said he would just get covered with pollen. Mr. Bear just had a bath, but he has been loved on so much by me, that he doesn't get nice and white anymore. I just love it when he comes out of the dryer and he's nice and warm. I stand in front of the dryer and wait for him. I can't open the dryer door since I don't have any thumbs, but once Mom opens it, I take Mr. Bear out myself and run so Penny can't get him! Right now, he's my favorite toy, but that could change at any time!
That's all for today. We are off to take a large nap so we can recuperate from all the pawtying!
Poppy, Penny and Mr. Bear