For Your Windows

WHEN THE MILLERS CAME TO VISIT

And, I am not talking about friends or neighbors.

This spring in Albuquerque we are witnessing an extra heavy onslaught of Miller moths making their way through town. These large moths are found more in Europe, but Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico also have their share. Each morning I get up to just as many inside my windows as outside my windows. These little travelers have been the topic of many conversations and news stories over the past few days for sure. 

When they first showed up earlier this week, I found myself reminded of  various movies I have seen. You know… where the horror of invaders starts with a simple phrase, like “Gee, there are sure a lot of moths around this morning.”  Then, by evening, you have to stay inside as the town gets gobbled up. 

Fortunately, they only hang around for a week or so. I look forward to them being out of sight and out of mind. I have proof they so not survive well if you put a pool of soapy water underneath a light. At least a few dozen have taken the dive here this week.

 So, that is what happened to the Millers inside my windows.

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WINDOW REMINDERS

Sometimes, I get so excited about clean windows, hummingbirds and gardenias (all related to the glass in my house in one way or another)I forget why I started this blog two years ago. Here is a recap of the products at ForYourWindows.

BLINDS

Your choice of aluminum, vinyl, faux wood or wood. We have verticals too!

CELL SHADES

Honeycomb design, great for insulation and sound absorption.

SOLAR WINDOW SHADES 

Protect the inside of your home from UV rays that damage carpet, furniture and decor, and keep the heat out this summer with interior or exterior solar shades.

 PRETTY CURTAINS

Plain or frilly, check out our great selection.

WALLPAPER FOR YOUR  WINDOWS

Inexpensive, fun way to decorate or provide privacy.

GREENHOUSE KITS

Build your own greenhouse!

BIRDFEEDERS

And, don’t forget the birdies

 

Pun totally intended…have we covered YOUR windows?

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INSIDE OR OUTSIDE WINDOWS, GARDENIAS RULE!

My Gardenia plant, that sits inside my sunroom/office windows, took a rest for about a year, and now it is back manifesting lovely blooms.

The fragrance is wonderful, and I am looking forward to at least 10 more buds to open.

Here is the second one, just opened this morning.

I am grateful it blooms, since I have to remove spider mite often from it. Glad I did not toss it back when I first spotted the little buggers. It is also surviving fairly well in a very dry climate even though it thrives best in high humidity.

I did not know that gardenias are also known as cape jasmine. The gardenia is the national flower of Pakistan, and supposedly it was Freud’s favorite flower. Billie Holiday wore them in her hair as a sort of trademark. I used to wear them in my hair too, only I do not sing anywhere near as well.

Just a little more time and the hummers will be back too!  I love spring.

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