"I'm not really a career person.I'm a gardener,basically.".....George Harrison

Monday, August 20, 2012

Somebody went to Sanibel Island,and all TheGreatWall got was….

Plants!
 
…more on that,later…
 
Yep…it was time for a long,weekend getaway.
...I’m retired.I can do whatever I want,
 
….whenever I want….
 
Time for a birthday party for a good friend and fellow blogger.
 
Time to reconnect with old friends.
They’re not really old,
 but…...
 
…well,whatever…
 
….. you get my drift…
 
Just hang out…
 
…at a beach bar or two,
 
…or three…
 
Sanibel Island….collage
The island of Gulf breezes,waves,spectacular sunsets,beach sunflowers,beach bling,Royal Poinciana trees,Mimosa trees,shore birds….
 
So,what did TheGreatWall get as a souvenir you ask?
 
I’ll tell ya….
 
Plants!
 
I absolutely had to return to SCCF native plant nursery to pick up a few things….
 
….Yeah,right.Since when does a gardener go to a native plant nursery and pick up a few things……
 
I had a list,but room in the Tacoma,and the credit card said,”Girl,you had best slow down.”
 
What made it back to TheGreatWall….
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l-r: native Red Salvia,salvia coccinea;native Wild Olive,Osmanthus americanus;a blunt leaved peperomia,peperomia obtusifolia, classified as an endangered Florida native plant.
 
Harley has checked things out and deemed them all okay to stay.
She’s handling her new job as Chief of Security quite well,don’t cha think?
 
Oh!!!!
 
and books came home,too!
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I heart local bookstores.
 
So much more enjoyable than big box ones.
 
People there know how to read.And they have actually read the books they recommend.
 
I have already read halfway thru the top book.Great ecological novel,IMHO.A comparison of human society to an anthill,in novel form.Makes you think….
 
The bottom book needs no explanation.I have wanted that one for-EVAH!
 
So…..
 
how’d you spend your summer vacation?

4 comments:

Tootie said...

Thanks for sharing your time with us. :) You have some great treasures there! Love kitty too!

Gayle said...

What a fun trip to take for the Big Birthday Bash. I bet a good time was had by all.

Floridagirl said...

Bookstores, beaches, and plant nurseries! Yep, that's the perfect way to spend a summer. Enjoy your new treasures! : ) Love your beach pics! And poinciana is a special favorite of mine....

JoJo said...

I love your blog, lurk here way too much...Your garden and love for Sanibel kinda brought me here. Thank you for sharing and bringing the fun! ps, any Sanibel vacay pics? :-D

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