Saturday, June 25, 2011


Do you ever watch those backyard makeover shows on TV? They're pretty inspiring! Somewhere we have a photo of what the side of our garage looked like before Larry decided a makeover was long overdue. Both windows had been victims of errant baseballs, and were covered with plywood. The small deck you see was a tree house Larry made for the boys about twenty years ago. We lost the tree that made it a treehouse in a storm several years ago, but it's a nice sturdy deck. The raccoons and squirrels use it all the time. Underneath was an accumulation of old bricks, flower pots, leftover topsoil, and a big ugly retired pool cover. It will be even prettier when the tiny seedlings are all abloom. Thanks, Larry! We love swimming around in circles and admiring the hanging baskets of flowers as we go by.

If we can't grow a pumpkin this year we're pretty pathetic. Look at all these blossoms! You've been reading our (non) pumpkin saga for several seasons now.

Another pair of socks in the works. I have worked 98 hours in the last two weeks, so progress is slow. My reward is. . . the next six days off! Woohoo!

Wishing joy to you and yours.


Suzanne said...

Wow that is a busy 2 weeks of work I hope you have a well deserved break. I love your garden make over and cant wait to see it grow oh and the colours in those socks is divine.

ladydi said...

Thanks, Suzanne! I'm hoping I have some time to sew - I haven't been doing much of that lately.

Jodie said...

98 hours in two weeks??? Diana , that's crazy. Glad you get a break now.

Daisy said...

That looks great! How clever and handy of Larry to do that!

Your work hours sound exhausting. I'm glad you will get to have a break for a little while now.

Good luck with the pumpkins. You are certainly off to a promising start with them!

The socks are lovely-very pretty colors too! :-)

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

I love those socks!What a pretty pattern that develops. Your getting too be quite the knitter :o) and the flowers look good and healthy too!...Being a farmer ( or gardner) is work girl :o)

Heckety said...

The makeover is looking good- I love hanging baskets but they are a disaster here because of the almost constant wind! And that begonia is looking VERY healthy!

The wool you are using is really pretty!