Landscape & Gardening

September’s Lilies

caladiums are trying to crowd out the lilies

Oxblood Lilies. Every year towards the end of August, the Oxblood Lilies make their annual show. But dang it! Because their foliage had died back earlier in the summer and not knowing where the bulbs were exactly (they tend to continually migrate toward better sun exposure), I AGAIN find that I have unintentionally planted summer annuals around them, and they just aren’t able to compete with the crowd. Will I ever learn? The bulbs planted in the front parkway among the English Ivy show up well, but not the ones in the west bed.

And then there are the Rain Lilies

Architecture

Another Fake Post

the screen porch taken before the backyard's transformation

This image has yet to be added to my website. Before the construction, I called this part of the house “the tumor”. That yucky back deck will eventually be replaced when the backyard’s hardscaping and landscaping happens. I don’t know when that will be. Before that can occur, phase 4 needs to be completed. And before that can happen, I will need to replenish the bank account. And before that can happen, I will need to work and work and work on paying jobs. So till then, don’t hold your breath. I am trying to get the navigation bars to work correctly, and this requires multiple posts. Please bear with me.

Just Because

Blog Set Up Trial

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This is just a just a trial run. There is a lot more to add and delete before this blog is ready for public viewing. So bear with me. Eventually this post will be eliminated and replaced with something you will actually want to read. Maybe not. Actually, all future posts will be mostly large images. My copy will play a subordinate role — it will be written only to explain what the photos are all about. I’m more into visuals than words. I am neither a copy writer or a journalist.

This is the first WordPress theme that I have ever built from scratch (as in starting with an empty box). It’s been a huge, long, painful learning curve. Building my website was a piece of cake (though it was labor intensive with many long hours) compared to learning all the coding and PHP required for WordPress. AAARRRGGGHHH!

This trial run is also to see if all my categories show up in the left sidebar. I’ve entered them, but they aren’t showing up when I refresh my post window. And then there are the tags. Heck, what’s the difference between categories and tags? They seem redundant to me.

So here goes… I’m about to click on the “Publish” button.