Friday, May 29, 2009

Mother's Day Addendum

Thought you might like an update on my
mother's day present....and how the flowers are doing.

Here is a reminder of what they looked like. Look
at all the pretty colors!

Here is where I planted some of them.
In the front yard along the side of the driveway.

Here is what some of them look like close up.

The purple button flowers are hanging in there pretty good.
Remember the beautiful orange flowers?
(You can revisit my mother's day blog if you want to
see what they use to look like.....)
The blossoms were the first to go...oh saddness!
and the plant isn't looking so happy either....woe is me!
Can you say "transplant shock?"

This is the lemon bush. It use to have cute little bright
yellow flowers all over it...Hummmm where are the lemon-y flowers?
(Actually this plant got...shall we say, a bit thirsty in its container before
I planted it, so it is in the process of making a come back.)
As long as there is still green on it, there is hope!
My little white flower bush has done really well.
I just need to cut back the old flowers and see if new ones will
grow back. This one I call my "happy" flower bush, it is always

I'm not worried. They'll bounce back!

Yard Addendum

And also, it has been brought to my attention that I forgot
some mushroom plant pokes. (You will see them at the end.)

I also forgot....

The bug wind chime that hangs in the walnut tree.

And the bell wind chime that hangs on the deck.

My new purple columbines.....BEAUTIFUL!

Don't forget Mrs. Hippo...

And the HollyHock...can't wait for the flowers to burst open.
(the two orange flowers are my new poppies. The orange reminded me of Lulu.)

And....TaDA! Mushroom plant pokes that were made for me
by Rex, Jeigh, Jenna, Halle, Jett and Reesie piecey for Mother's Day.

I put them in my Jennifer's minature rose garden!
The roses haven't bloomed yet.

Ahhhh...this IS the good life.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Yard

I have been spending a lot of time working outside.

I thought I would share some things in the yard with you.

Mr. Rock Face..the rain chime.

The bleeding heart plant that could never grow because Hobbes always jumped on it

when he was barking at the squirrels in the walnut tree.....

Flower plant poke....the cobweb is free.

The side yard is now part of the back yard. Notice the chain link fence and gate are gone.

We're still working on this area...oh we have plans!

Mister Happy Dance Flute Playing him!

OH...and the coolest pink flamingo head in the world!

My hoppy frogs catching flys fence.... get it... I said hoppy instead of happy...hahahaha, I am so funneeeey.

And don't forget my fish plant poke. It is a memorial to the fish Sarah got me for either my birthday or Mother's Day (sorry Sarah, I can't remember which one) died. *sniff, sniff*

The cherry tree in bloom...

Does it make you homesick?





The Shoes

We were cleaning out the garage when we found them...

The little shoes....

the one pair of shoes that each of our kids wore

when they were oh... so....very... small...

I held them up when I found them

and said, "Oh look!

The shoes"

Now they are on my bookcase
I see them every day. They
remind me of when my kids were small.
I miss them.

Mother's Day

I love my present. I got to pick them out myself.
You can't go wrong with that!

All kinds of beauty in one spot!


Here's what some of them look like close up.

Happy Mother's Day to me!