Friday, February 27, 2015

New Pond

My brother got the huge cast iron bowl from a friend who was moving. I still have to tweek the area.  I just threw it together really quick so I could take a picture. (-: That place had an in ground pond that was needing to be redone anyhow so I just filled in the hole with pea gravel and set the bowl on top. I am happy so far with the results. I did trample the mondo grass down while I was doing it, so it is not looking to great at the moment.
That was a crazy amount of work for one day let me tell you.(-: I have so much cleaning up from our big storm that it is taking longer this year to get the yard back in order.
Oh and I broke the camera by dropping it partly in the water. I think though it is just the lens that is broken. How did I do that? Geez Oh well things happen right? No biggie. LOL
Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pre Spring Day

The weather has been perfect for working outside. I am out as much as I can be. The Princess loves the outdoors too(-: We are a perfect team(-:

Monday, February 16, 2015

A Bald Eagle Pair

Not sure if mated pair of just a couple of young ones hanging out together.
They were in the backyard tree where the owls nested a few years ago.
I wanted owls, but looks like they are nesting somewhere else this year. SO sad.
The Eagles were a nice surprise though this afternoon!



I worked outside all day. I am beat. I got a lot of clean up done and added some new things.
The picture frame planters my husband found on clearance. I planted sempervivums in them. I can't wait till they are all filled in.(-:

 I had a day off of babysitting.
Tomorrow and Wednesday though will have the Princess and will not be able to work outside again until Thursday.
This time of year I just want to get it all done in one day, but that is impossible for me of course(-:
Have a great week!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Anniversary #33

Here is what I got for my Anniversary and Valentines Day from my Husband.  He knows what I like. He went to the nursery and found these awesome items for my garden. So cool.
Ferne you are going to have to give me some pointers on the baby tears in the one planter...I am so bad at keeping that alive. I think the one planter has star creeper in it. The other one feels like baby tears. I could be wrong though. Any thoughts?(-:

I have a lot of yard work to do to get ready for Spring but I put them out there anyhow and took pictures to share. So just don't look at the weeds/leaves/etc(-: Happy Friday the 13th!!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Happy Day Before Friday

It looks like it is a good day to go outside and work today.
I have a lot of cleaning up to do.
I am anxious for Spring but at the same time am not ready for Winter to be over.
How does that work?
We need a lot more rain here to get us through the Summer dry months.
So, hopefully the next storm drops a lot of the wet stuff on us!
Tomorrow is Friday the 13th. Anyone have any fun plans?
I may have a prank or two to unleash on the family...(-:
Enjoy your day!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Storm Damage

We had a lot of wind. Not a lot of rain as expected, but we did manage to get about 2 inches. The wind blew a huge pine tree limb off and it landed in the driveway. It was an all day family adventure cleaning it up. I am worn out.
Glad its done and cleaned up(-:
Holding on to my hat, because another storm is arriving tonight and is expected to throw more rain and wind at us.






Friday, February 6, 2015

New Home For The Birds

Decided I should get the Spring things started while we are having a Winterish storm. I had this old birdhouse in the garage that was in need of a new upgrade. I painted the roof with chalkboard paint and I sponge painted the house and I added the wallpaper stars.
The stars go all around the house. I didn't do anything to the inside of the house. There is some chippy paint inside. I guess the birds won't mind. I finished it by sealing it with a couple coats of clear spray paint. I will hang it under the eves of the house so it won't get messed up by the weather. 

I also acquired a very nice bakers rack last weekend at a garage sale. I have to paint it too but I have to wait for a better day. I can't wait to use it. I have a lot of plants that need a place to sit.
Anyhow that's it for my rainy day crafting. Hope everyone is enjoying their week!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Rain Chain


Someone threw this rain chain in the recycle bin where my brother goes. He rescued it for me. It has a beautiful patina already on it from use. I am sure that is why it was tossed out.

Some people don't like copper after it gets old. I think it is beautiful. I was also very happy this morning to be woke up by the sound of rain pouring outside! What a great Monday!