Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Survivors of our drought.. live on


Survivors of our drought today are  these hibiscus, 2 reds, 3 orange and one rose yellow  moss rose are the only flowers left. but wow do they live on.


First cup of coffee in AM conversation..

Sandra: "Bob, your stomach sounds like that lion that roars at the beginning of a movie made by ______... what is the name of that_____

Bob: "I am drawing a total blank..what is it called?  (we spent 20 minutes trying to think of the name of the Studio and spent 10 of those minutes trying to think of the word STUDIO so I could ask Google Girl the right question.

I finally asked GG 'what is the name of the movie studio that has a roaring lion.... that did it. We spent another 20 minutes listening to the 7 lions MGM has used since 1918...  
Link to history of the lions   bring on the TRIVIA Google Girl



the bush is hanging on I am putting dishwater on it daily, still has a little green, waiting for the rain it has one bloom

17 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Beautiful flowers! Wonder why they survived and the others did not. The yellow moss rose is gorgeous!!! It looks like a buttercup! But I think it's bigger. I think one more cup of coffee and you would have remembered the name...

Mildred said...

Funny about the lion roaring conversation! It is sad to see all your plants dying. I pray FL will receive the much needed rain.

jandi said...

we have just emerged from a 2 year drought... it was really horrible. Cape Town is still struggling... it is amazing how some life always manages to survive... I used our bath water to keep many things alive...

Madi and Mom said...

Oh to be a fly on MS and Bob's kitchen wall.
You two crack me up. Bryan and I usually have those conversations at supper...then if we can't remember the answer I will google it. If that fails we might lay awake trying to remember.
Your drought tolerant flowers are well established thank goodness.
Do you even have any rain predicted? Geez this is horrible for FL
Hugs C

photowannabe said...

You sound just like Dave and I. We had a similar conversation just the other day.
I said, that waiter looks just like....blank...ahhhh...hmmmm....what's his name? You know, the one that sang in the choir and had the great bass voice>>>>
The next hours it was going back into the cobwebs of our mind....no luck....
The next day out of the blue Hubby says ED...that's his name!! Later the last name finally popped up... 45 years ago we knew hm well....oh my the senior moments are coming fast and furious...HaHa..
So sorry your drought is doing such a number on your plants and the threat of wildfires are so scary. We sure have been through that here in Northern California.

Jo said...

I hope you have rain sometime soon. This week Grant and I were talking about Australian farming. He first called the farm a ranch then said: no, it's not called that in Oz. We were driving down the road and I punched into Google on my Smartphone. Up came cattle station and we both shouted "STATION" We would be stumped without Google. Whenever I have a new fruit or vegetable and need to know if the Little Pigs are able to eat it, Grant googles the question for me!

Linda P said...

It's good to see the little leaves as well as the flowers. They're survivors for sure as you give them some help from the dishwater, but I hope you get some rain soon.

Ann Thompson said...

Hooray for survivors. Jope they can hang on tii there is rain

Lois said...

It is encouraging that they are blooming! I will check out those necklaces.

Pam Jackson said...

I am terrible at remembering the names of movies or even the stars that are in that movie. Looks like you do have some plants doing their best to hang on through the drought. Nice job keeping them alive. Speaking of which.....I should have watered today! OOPS.....tomorrow morning.

Rose said...

Oh, gosh, Sandra, the conversation could so be me and Roger. Before the stroke...it is even worse since.

Karen said...

That conversation with the blanks sounds familiar. I sometimes think of the word about an hour later! Oh, I hope your flowers survive and thrive again.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Some of those plants are very hardy,obviously.The flowers are still a lovely as ever.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Wish I could send you some of the rain we have been getting here in Nashua, NH, Sandra, but I am certain you would not want the chilly temps as well. And I smiled when reading the comments about the lion and the studio because we have been watching many old MGM musicals, including a 30part DVD series called "That's Entertainment" which included great clips from so many of these productions. MGM was the leader in movie musicals and truly they were entertaining!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I knew the answer!

Ida said...

I love the pretty Hibiscus blooms.

Denise inVA said...

Those are gorgeous flowers. Are they normally a sturdy flower? We got back yesterday. We have had a lot of rain as everywhere looks so green and the weeds are thriving. Wish I could send you some of this liquid sunshine :) very chilly though once we reached the east and we started our day in Anderson, Indiana in heavy fog.