Friday, May 29, 2009

Grand Tour

Yeah, I'm just kickin' it here at my parent's house, enjoying the sunshine and good company... and the fact that I don't really have to do anything. At all. I've been so busy for the last few weeks that now it feels really good to just chill. Read a book. Do nothing.

Okay, well not entirely nothing. I've got places to go. People to see. Really.

So. Nothing much to report, really.

But I have to post something here on this little ol' blog of mine. In racking my brain, I found these pictures sitting on my camera that I thought I would show you. For your enjoyment and enlightenment. While I'm sitting around doing nothing.

This garden has been a lot of hard work. Landscaping takes time and patience. You have to wait for things to grow and fill in. You have to experiment with arrangement of plants and finding just the right site for each one so that it flourishes instead of curling up and dying.

Yeah. It's a wonder I have any time to blog! You see why I needed a vacation?

You know, it really takes a lot of hunting around to find these whimsical sculptures and hardware that add just the right amount of diversion from the growing things.

Take for example, this white metal... thing... that I got... um... somewhere. Really, isn't it just perfect in that spot?

But I had to move it around. A lot. To get it just right.

Exhausting, I'm tellin' ya.

I love to have little nooks and crannies in my garden. I like for it to look just a little bit wild and untamed. Like it could be just out in the woods somewhere. Like it took no effort at all on my part to look that way.

Except, it's really quite tiring.

But it's worth it. There's just nothing quite like being surrounded by plenty of pretty growing things. It makes life so peaceful.

That is, after you get done with all the backbreaking work, like installing stone steps in a small embankment.

Or putting in a patio.

Have you ever tried putting in a patio? It's hard work.

But it's just so worth it when you wander along a leafy path and admire your handiwork.

There's just something... so...

Wait a minute...

I might be getting mixed up a little...

Something's just not quite right here.

Maybe I'm thinking of a different garden...

Like... my Mom's. That she's be working on for 15 years.

Yeah. That's it.

Well, at least I still get to enjoy it.


  1. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  2. love you mom's yard! It takes that long too.