Saturday, May 14, 2011

Spring decorating


Today I have to take the hockey banners down from my site. I really should have done it Thursday when the Wings were done in by the Sharks, but I was busy. Today is the day I'll clean things up, and not without a little sadness. What can I say? Go Lightning!


With most of last week being vacation, I went nowhere, but I did get a few things done. Most importantly, I planted some new flowers. Today was going to be for renting one of those sod strippers and getting a vegetable bed started, however, it's looking like we're in for an all day rain. Tomorrow doesn't look too good for that plan either. This slow moving system is taking its time getting out of here.


There is a special project that went up in the yard last week, but I'm not going to show you until the muralist gets here. Suffice it to say, it involves a fence and paint. The fence, long in discussion, was to keep Leo separated from that damn pitbull, and to prevent us from having to look at the accumulating piles of dog excrement that my irresponsible neighbor fails to clean on a regular basis. We were going to put it right against the existing fence, but decided to move it forward some. Once it was up, we realized that without a dog to trample the plantings, it would be a great sunny spot to grow veggies and herbs.


Along the existing back fence, I plan to grow lavender--lots of it--to shield my eyes from the pit and provide a little perfumed respite from the dog-do. She--my neighbor--is just plain ignorant. I'd thought Isaac had gone to Maryland, and come late January, I was a little sad to see him out there because she doesn't take care of him.


Blogger is apparently having a few decorating problems of their own with some of us having an inability to publish and mysteriously vanishing comments. If you've commented here and can't find your comment, it's Bloggers fault, not mine. I treasure every word you leave here and comments feed the soul--even when we don't see eye to eye on an issue. Unless you've been incredibly insulting and your link leads to sites with people performing questionable acts, I'd never delete your comment. According to this post from blogger, all should be back to normal, soon. I hope it's not raining at Google. It could be a long weekend...

The photos are mine, snapped this morning during a lull in the rain. The stunning lilacs belong to my next door neighbor, and the minute I see her car pull out today, I will be doing some surreptitious pruning (but only on my side of the fence). The aroma is intoxicating.

11 comments:

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Sorry about your let down Rudee. There is always next year. This has been the hardest spring I have ever seen to get any thing done outside. All the early pansies are not wilting in the hot sun and too wet to switch to geraniums and moss roses and petunias I usually have. Still raining this Saturday morning. I have lilacs which require no upkeep from me. They smell wonderful.
QMM

SkippyMom said...

The flowers look beautiful. Everything is so green here too - they have mowing their fool heads off.

Sorry about the Wings - we watched the final game and rooted in honor of you [& Bruce] and it was a dang good game.

Next year.

Have a great Saturday my friend.

Brenda said...

I love the photos of your flowers. And the idea of blocking your view (and Leo's) of the neighbor's yard. Can't wait for photos of the fence. There is nothing like home grown veggies!

Sandy said...

love the blooms! I've been photographing a lot in the neighborhoods around here...love the spring colors.

Denise said...

I just love those lilacs. I really miss them.

The rain will bring pretty flowers.

Here I have oppressive heat and dust to look forward to for the next 5 months.

The Bug said...

Gorgeous flowers! Can't wait to see the fence. It's in the 60s & drizzly here. I should be doing some housework, but I'm going to watch baseball & read blogs instead :)

Emille said...

Wow, you have so many flowering plants, I love them. The colors are so pleasant for the eye! Here, both of my married daughters have started planting veggies and herbs, while before they were never interested in it!

Stephanie V said...

Yay! You're going to grow some veg. In the meantime, you can always enjoy flowers. Those are such spring-like colors. I love lilacs but scent allergies mean they have to stay outside.

Silliyak said...

I think you should now root for the Sharks under the theory that if they win the cup, your team JUST BARELY lost to the eventual winner.

Gail said...

Beautiful spring plants...and you thought they would never come!

Ruth said...

the flowers are so beautiful aftaer all that snow the colour must be so cheering.