Digital Photography · My Plants

Mater and a Storm’s Brewing

Summertime is pop-up storm season here in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. I went out onto our little deck/balcony to check on Mater the tomato plant and saw that a storm was brewing. I caught a bit of it in the background of this photo of Mater. (If you want to find out more about Mater you can check out this previous post. You can also check the tag: tomato plant to see all of the parts about Mater.)

Tomatoes are ripening.

The tomato plant is loaded with tomatoes. We’ve already picked 3 ripe ones. They are rather small though and I’m slightly disappointed at that fact. I’ll never grow that variety again. Here’s another photo that’s a close-up of a couple that are going to get picked.

The tomatoes are smaller than a tennis ball but bigger than a golf ball, sort of in between the two. I reckon they’ll make good salad tomatoes.

Here’s a few pictures of the storm clouds that I snapped while I was outside.

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time โœŒ๐Ÿผ

My Plants

Monsterra Update

My Monsterra is growing nicely. The newest leaf had gotten big, almost as big as the previous leaf.

Here’s the newest leaf.

I’ve moved the Monsterra onto my chest of drawers so that I don’t have to move it everyday. It seems to be happy there. I’m watering it every 10 or 12 days and using very diluted fertilizer in the water, letting it run through and then I mist it and let it drain well before putting the pot inside the outer pot. I’ll probably need to re-pot it soon, as there are roots starting to come out of the bottom of the pot.

Thanks for looking! Until next time!

Digital Photography · Thoughts

Ahhhhhhh Loving My Retirement

It was a beautiful morning, not quite 80 degrees, with a slight breeze. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, so I had to take advantage of the day.

I got some exercise and some sun. The water was cold but felt great once I got in it.

I spent around 90 minutes there and decided that was enough sun for today ๐ŸŒž

Until next time!

Digital Photography · My Plants

Another Monsterra Leaf

My Monsterra plant seems to be quite happy. It sits in my window all day and gets good light. It’s growing another new leaf. ๐Ÿ˜ I’ve circled it in this picture:

If you open the photo up to full size you can see how the leaf is rolled up. This one looks like it may have holes as the other one did. It’s shown in the photo below:

The Monsterra plant is also known as the Swiss Cheese plant. Fun fact ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks for looking!

Digital art · Digital Photography · NEW Products

NEW Photo and Abstract Designs in Shop!!

I added a bunch of designs in my shop today. Some are from photos and some are abstracts. All of these designs are available on multiple products. Why not check it out? You might find something you love.

Thanks for looking! StormyDzines Shop

Digital Photography

Wildlife at the Lake

I drove out to the nearby lake today, the sky was so dreary, but the wildlife didn’t seem to mind. When I first pulled around to the parking area there was a Canadian goose, taking a rest on the sidewalk. โค๏ธ

Of course, as soon as I stopped the car and rolled down the window it got up and strolled away…..

It began to look for a snack.

After I parked and caught a few mons at the gyms there, hey, I’ll admit, I play Pokemon Go ๐Ÿ˜Ž, I caught this gorgeous bluebird sitting on the sign, flying down to catch bugs in the grass. Of course he flew right down in front of my car and I couldn’t get a good shot of his brilliant blue feathers.. Sign sitting is all I could get. ๐Ÿ™„

Then on the way home I snapped a photo of this huge boulder near home.

Well, off to draw. I’m working on several projects, one is a landscape and the other, something mythical………

Thanks for looking! ๐ŸŒธ