Well, these two black racers are happy! They decided to use our backyard as their honeymoon hotel :)
Just the night before we had this gorgeous cornsnake visit us on the lanai. Now, I don't know how she got in because I thought they patched all the holes in the screen after hurricane Irma. But she was very docile and let me pick her up and put her outside.
I realize you probably didn't tune in to see my snake friends, so here's a cute pollinator on one of the Jatropha flowers.
And I think I kinda promised to show you my vegetable garden last time - I probably shouldn't have done that as it's a rather sad tale.
But...here we go: Everything started out great even though I got a late start because of hurricane Irma. (That windy wench!) Then that crazy super cold snap came and took out my cute little cucumbers.
Yeah, the tomatoes were next. I should've tried harder to cover them or something - I don't know.
But I'll tell ya, those few little cherry tomatoes that were left hanging on were so very sweet!
Now don't laugh - Ha! I know, I didn't do my green onions right. And why didn't I read that they take FOREVER to grow from seed! Well, the birds got to them, although there's still three left that I've put inside the lanai. Moving on...
Two Poblano pepper plants survived. I need to get them planted into a big pot pretty soon.
I'm actually quite happy with the carrots. They seem to be growing well and are very sturdy. They'll soon be ready.
And my one sure success - the bush beans! Whoohoo! I know they're like the kindergarten level of vegetable gardening, but that's very apparently where I'm at :)
I got a couple of nice little harvests from that bunch.
So, I did learn a few things. I really need raised beds instead of containers, I need a cold weather plan and I need to - well - try a little harder.
Squirrely says "Oh, that's okay lady - at least you're trying something new."
And Mrs. Cardinal says "Yeah, it's all right, you'll do better next time."
And on that note, I'll leave you with a harbinger of Spring in southwest Florida, the Swallow-tailed Kite.
Green Blessings 🌱🙏☮