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Friday, June 22, 2012

It All Happens On The Deck


We have coffee, eat, and watch hummingbirds on the deck. 
Not to mention we enjoy the gazillion plants I have growing in planters.
Shelley and Clovis lounge and sun bathe on it.
Shelley destroyed a sweet potato vine in a planter yesterday.
But we are not talking about that right now.




I have said it before and it is worth saying again Petunias take the heat. 
When they get leggy cut them back and they will bloom again.


Look at this sweet baby....


....teething on Joe.


Sheldon Cooper Shepherd thinks the chaise is his.
Imagine that ya'll.

My old man kitty.
Clovis is still not tolerating Shelley much.

happy friday
Olive 





31 comments:

  1. Ahh, I'm lovin' Clovis. We had a tabby, Morris, that I still miss. Enjoy that wonderful deck and have a great weekend.

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  2. Great shots Olive -- Shelly looks like WAY too much fun -- old man kitty's don't usually appreciate that, lol. I totally agree with you about the petunias -- I have lots of them growing because before too long our heat will start taking it's toll on the bloomers - my petunias will hold out longer than any of the other annuals. Too bad about your sweet potato vine :)

    Have a great weekend!

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  3. Looks very peaceful. Your puppy is so cute. They are so much fun. DOn't think the kitty is too crazy about him but she will come around.

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  4. I have to thank-you very much for telling about the petunias!!!! I am good with plants but for the life of me, I never could figure out what to do once they bloomed. I used to just pull the flower heads off and that wasn't working. You are a lifesaver!

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  5. Looks like a great place to relax with the family! Your pooch is such a cutie pie too :o) I bought Petunias this year after your recommendation....so far so good! Have a great weekend!!!
    ~Des

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  6. Good morning Olive... your deck sounds delightful and I would be out there too with Clovis and Shelley... just lounging around... love those cute little "puppy bites"... your Petunias are so pretty!... we love them here in Utah too... wishing you a blissful day on your deck, xoxo Julie Marie

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  7. Olive,
    What a lovely place to pass the time...on your deck.
    Shelley is looking particularly angelic, in the first shot, anyway!
    Clovis is outdoing himself in handsomeness. XOXO, Clovis!
    Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Beautiful photography, as ever. Shelley is darling, Clovis is entitled.

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  9. Thanks for the tip on the petunias...I nearly lost mine the other day as the heat just zapped the moisture out of the pot. It has been HOT here! Your deck looks so comfy, I can tell Shelley and Clovis love to join you out there! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. It looks like paradise on your garden deck.

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  11. That deck sounds like a fine place to be on a summer's day, Olive!
    -Karen

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  12. Shelley looks almost as leggy as a petunia...he grows fast!! :)

    Petunias are great...mine might be drowned, I don't know. We've had tons of rain back home. Fortunately, we aren't experiencing the flooding that Duluth has had. I can't wait to see my garden!!

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  13. Hi Olive. I agree, it all looks quite wonderful. What fantastic photos and I just love Clovis and Shelley! What a glossy coat Shelly has! Hugs.

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  14. Olive, I am thankful for the petunia tip...I sure did not know you could cut them back. Some of mine were looking pitiful. Smiles, xo, Susie

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  15. Love your pictures of Shelley and Clovis - Clovis has a wonderful look of disdain, but then young Shelley could melt even the hardest heart so perhaps they'll be good friends before too long.

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  16. Sweet photos of Shelly. Love that he enjoys the chaise on a warm summer day just like we humans do. :-))

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  17. hangin out on the deck with the furbabies and hummers....my favorite thing to do! i love my petunias too and find they respond very well to weekly doses of miracle grow. cute pics, olive!
    have a good weekend,
    erin
    xxoo

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  18. Clovis knows who's the boss! Your petunias are very pretty! I planted some that have red in the center and about 1/2" of white around the edges. Happy Weekend:@)

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  19. What a great place for all of you to hang out. I love petunias, but haven't planted them in a few years.

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  20. What a beautiful place to just hang out and watch life go by. Your pots look great.

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  21. I love having a special place to relax. We spend our time in the lanai! Happy summer my friend!

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  22. Sounds like the perfect place to hang out with the family. Poor Joe. Nothing like being a teething ring for a puppy!

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  23. Looks like a wonderful summer day! The petunias are so pretty and I didn't know you could cut them back for re-bloom- thanks! Shelley and Clovis are too cute!

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  24. Your deck is gorgeous! I am with you on the petunias....they are about the best thing I can grow. Mine look great all summer long. Enjoy your weekend. Your pets are gorgeous too!

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  25. I want to live on your deck too! With Shelley and Clovis and your beautiful plants. Oh, and of course, talk to you too, Olive. Although he may be ticked at Shelley, Clovis lookes quite content. Ann

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  26. Such a beautiful post, Olive. Your deck is wonderful. I would enjoy spending time there. I love all the photos!

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  27. I am catching up with you! Had to come back and tell you belatedly Happy Birthday. I've been missing out! Enjoyed looking back at your recent posts.

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  28. Well I hope your right about the petunias coming back because tonight "she" whacked that all back. Yep. They did look pretty strung out and unhealthy. Now they look dead. Yep, that sure was an improvement.

    Well I must say that Clovis is looking fine, although I do see where his ear "got it". Poor guy. Although he looks comfortable and no longer anxious about going outside. No doubt that's because of Shelley who assured Clovis that anything that bothered him would be eaten. Like the sweet potato vine. But we're not going to talk about that. Nope we're not.

    Instead I'll just sit here and purr out my innocence....

    Romeo

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  29. Sitting among the flowers & hummers is summertime at its best as long as the heat & humidity is tolerable! Clovis & Shelley are living the good life :) Enjoy your Sunday!

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  30. Shelly is gettng so big! Love those big feet! Clovis cracks me up, always the same expression..LOL

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  31. Your deck looks and sounds like the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by, Olive!

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