I picked out my first pumpkin of the season last week and placed it carefully at my front door. No sooner had I turned my back was it toppled over and being rolled around by the dogs. They LOVED it and probably thought I had brought it home just for them.

These pups are not yet one year old and it hasn’t occurred to me that they had not seen a pumpkin before. They were completely fascinated!



I rarely go into a store and come out with what I went in for. In this instance, I went into Lowe’sย Home Improvementย for batteries and came out with eight cactuses. I just couldn’t resist! I spent about $80 on the cactuses, pots, soil, rocks, squirt bottle and gardening gloves. (I had to go back to Lowe’s for the rocks and gloves because I didn’t think to google cactus care while I was in the store.) My impulse purchase made me realize how little I know about cactuses. That’s when I looked to Amazon for guidance. I bought The Complete Book of Cacti & Succulents and was blown away! They are such interesting plants! I can’t wait to figure out how to make cuttings and grow more from the ones I already have.

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I painted the rims of the pots with craft paint.

A photo I snapped in Germany in 2007.