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Published December 1, 2011 by Cassie

We had an unexpected visitor the other night. He was just hanging out in the cassia blooms my mother brought in from her garden!

He made it safely back outside. Two days later my mother brought in more cassia flowers. She checked for caterpillars that time and found a baby frog stowaway. It seems the cassia plant is the place it be in her garden.


Rainy Days and Mondays

Published August 8, 2011 by Cassie

When its summer, I actually love rainy days. Everything is a little greener after an afternoon shower. I love the smell of wet pavement, the way the sunlight is a little less scorching and a little more golden when it peaks out from the grey clouds. It reminds me of going to Busch Gardens with my mother when I was younger. We would often plan our Busch Gardens days around thunderstorms. There were never any lines for rides after one!

Anyway, to make a long story short: rain in the summer is awesome. Rain in the winter, not so much. Eugh, winter rain. Almost as bad as the dreaded Wintry Mix.

After today’s afternoon shower, I took a few pictures of some of the blooming plants in the backyard.

I love crepe myrtle trees!