Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Lost in the Yard

I guess it was the wrong time of day to take these pictures as it is hard to see the area where I'm working because of the shadows of the tree. The first picture is at the top of the steps looking down and the second one is looking up at the steps. There will be one more step down and then the path will level off until it reaches the area where it will end. I hope to have a garden bench and a birdbath and of course some flowers.
At the rate I am working it might be next summer before it gets finished. I'm not sure if you can see the roots that I have run into but they sure do not make it any easier. Of course the deeper I get the harder it is to shovel the sand up to the wheel barrel. So now you can see why I have not posted lately....I've been in the yard. One of the best things about this project is the rocks are husband works in a sand mine and they do not want the rocks, so we were told we could have all that we could carry off. My honey will be glad when I finally say, "I do not need any more rocks". I have been thinking however how nice it would be to have rocks along the driveway........hmmm! Well it is nice and cool this morning I had better get to it. When it gets hot soon and it will, I will be back in the craft room. I don't do summer heat, not here in north Florida.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Playing in the dirt

This got planted in my rose bed last week, it was given to me as part of our 41st anniversary. Yellow roses is what I carried the day we got married, April 1, 1967. The other bush was a special gift from God. I guess I should have said tree, I have seen them growing in this area and they get really big. I have admired them ever since we moved up here and knew I wanted to plant one some day. One day last week my husband had been walking about in the yard, we have 3 acers, when he came in he asked me if I had seen the bush with the white flowers on it. We went out in the yard to see this and I could not believe my eyes.......there was the very bush I had been wanting. I went to one of our local nurseries to see what I could find out about it. I found out one that size cost $49.95 and it is called, "Granddaddy's Beard" not the real full name, but that is what they are known by. So not sure why we have not seen it before now but glad to have it, and it will get transplanted this fall to a nice "upfront" spot. The weather is beautiful today and the yard work is waiting, I'm working on a new path so there will be pictures soon. If you are one of those that love to work in
the yard I hope your weather is nice......if you are not and do not feel like you have a green thumb you can always plant some LOVE and watch it grow. BE BLESSED

Friday, April 4, 2008

Friendship and Fabric

My dear forever friend gave me my very first blog award, and can you believe I actually figured out how to put it on here, and on my sidebar. Thank you Janet, from Lavendar Loft, for being my friend ALL THESE YEARS.
And this is my latest project. I had green lace and I really liked them but with summer almost here I wanted something to block out the hot afternoon sun. I'm very funny about window treatments, it takes me forever to make up my mind and then I seem to stay with the same thing until I'm really sick of it. Everything else in the house I would move or change every few months but not curtains. I always look at kitchen curtains when I go shopping and even if I find something I like I always talk myself out of it. Not so this past week, I found some cottage style, bought them, hung them, and did not like them....
took them down, got into my stash of material, and a few hours later, hung these. The only thing I do not like about them is I think I made them to long by about 3 inches. I'm considering raising the rod, but as I said, I'm considering it, that may take awhile. Good thing we live out in the country with no neighbors, the room we added on two years ago still has NOTHING at the windows. We have lived here since June of 2003 and the only windows that I have changed is our bedroom, well after all it only has one window. Well I'm off to work in the yard before it gets to hot, I'll take the camera out with me, you never know what you might see that is worth capturing.