Saturday was cloudy, drizzly, humid and messy. But it didn’t stop us from putting in a long and tiring day of yard work.
(edging berms, weeding, trimming branches, planting, debris removal, pond cleaning to name just a few)
window boxes filled by a sweaty, disheveled, camera-toting nut that had to change from early morning sweatshirt to sleeveless shirt as the day and hard work progressed.
herb garden tidied
companion and sentry scowled and barked each time I rounded a corner or vanished from sight
flower container returned to front door after cleaning and disinfecting from brood of birds that took up residence for several weeks.
~ i will just say, nasty ~
Last spring, our township removed a large tree from the curb edge that had been in decline for several years. In the fall, they took out most of the stump leaving a large mound of wood chips.
John used a hatchet to get more of the stump out and then leveled the surface.
Instead of planting grass seed, he bought sod and we got it down this week.
We also planted a few more raspberry and blackberry bushes.
still more work to be done…
mulch ordered for Saturday delivery. bushes and boxwood still need hedging.
but that was enough for one day.
i leave you with one last photo from someone who usually (successfully) does many things at one time…
(I did manage to bake a lovely batch of sweet rolls from this over-zealous dough)
All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty
Your yard looks beautiful!! Sorry Im just getting to this post. Im playing catch up with my blog reading….
I loved seeing your lovely yard. And I enjoyed seeing you, my friend! Your yard helped looks like he would love to dig in those flower beds – he would think he's helping, of course. We planned to finish planting our garden today but it's a cold, rainy day so that task has been postponed to the first of the week when the sun should shine again!
Maple Lane says
That was a lot of work! It was rainy and cool here today. I hand washed the vinyl siding on our front porch. Even tho the house is new, dust from the construction next door had settled on the porch. Like you, I have sore muscles and will start again on Monday!
Rosita Vargas says
Muy hermoso tu jardín una maravilla adoro las flores y tengo muchas las cuido con esmero,saludos y abrazos.
Just a little something from Judy says
This post looks like it could have been taken directly from the pages of my Victoria magazine. Really, what a beautiful job you did! I can't imagine how pretty those window boxes will be when filled with the bright red Impatients. The front door look so nice with the white arrangement on it. Job well done(or almost).
Oh!How beautiful it is! Your hard work has surely paid off! I remember the post about the tree removal.
Thanks for your visit dear Lorraine and your lovely words.
Isn't it satisfying to do all that clean up – so easy to see what's been accomplished.
Your 'multi-tasking cake'….well, I think I have the same recipe because I once made one just like it!!!!!
Kara @ Petals to Picots Crochet says
Looks like all your hard work paid off … everything looks beautiful!
your yard looks beautiful. You must have been exhausted by the end of the day. Raider seems to approve of all that you did.
Happier Than a Pig in Mud says
Your yard is beautiful, I love the swervy brick wall! Kinda funny to have this humidity in May isn't it:@)
Your last photo made me laugh out loud…that would be something I would do. I like working when it's a little misty/rainy outside…it's great for gardening and yours is beautiful.
Hi there, I love your yard; it looks like it should be in a magazine. I have had birds nest in wreaths and also a container like yours. You are right about what a mess it is and this year I'm only hanging flat welcome signs. Love your pup too.
Have a relaxing afternoon & evening.
Love your garden, it is so wonderful! I am sure, that you have lot of work there. Wish you happy gardening 🙂
Your garden is so beautiful..I can tell you do a lot of work in keeping it this pretty….cute little doggie too.. 🙂
Keri On says
What a beautiful yard! Beautiful photos!…Ah, so your cup (er, um dough bowl) runneth over! What a blessing!
Beautiful photos. Your garden looks like a very peaceful and tranquil place. I think even working in there would be very relaxing.
Barbara F. says
Wow, that is a day's hard labor but it looks beautiful. Love your front door and porch, Lorraine. And the proverb is a perfect selection for this post. xo
It looks so pretty! I love this time of year when we get to plant & tidy up.
Desires of the Heart says
Lorraine, your yard and gardens are just beautiful!! All your hard work is paying off. It really is hard work isn't it and our bodies are not always as willing as in days past, but it is good for the body and the soul to be able at the end of the day and gaze on the art of the creator as we tend His garden. Love your special touches and your front porch is adorable. I am working on the same stuff and it is rewarding, although a little painful at the end of the day 😉 Thanks for sharing!! I'm sure the rolls were a welcome treat after all your hard work!!
Your yard is so beautiful! You and your husband created such a gorgeous space.
I love how you Americans call the most amazing garden a 'yard':) here in the UK a yard would be a little paved are at the back of the house, more often found in inner city areas where land is scarce. Your garden looks wonderful you must put in lots of hard work.
Your yard is lovely!!! I like to garden, too. I can't wait to spend some more time outside as a time-consuming project has just been completed and I have the time to enjoy and not just get the necessities done.
Oh, I love to multitask, too. You can get a lot done that way!
Can't wait to catch up on your possts (as I started following you sometime awhile back) now that my project is complete. Check it out when you have a minute. I posted last night.