Hello! I had a four day weekend and it was amazing. The Lady Bean went to see her grand parents and I stayed home (and mostly in the yard). I accomplished many 'yardie' things. I even secretly built a tipi structure from some old fallen limbs and saw my very first swarm of bees... eep. It's a bit unsettling. Here's a video of what a swarm looks like.
Now for the lawn stuff...
Yes, you've seen this; a photo from the day the window boxes went up. I'll have new photos soon, but let's compare...
|The front of the house a few weeks ago.|
|The front of the house (two years ago).|
|Different angle. I still hate that Yucca, but it's long gone.|
|The back corner of the lawn on Sunday.|
|The same area two years ago after I removed a large pile of trash which included: a mattress, box springs, porch railing, various types of fence, glass, garbage, etc. The mattress was growing things. Ick.|
Two years ago I bought a glider that matched the chairs on the front porch. I bought it for 75% off and I had the perfect spot for it. It would live in this corner (above photo; adjacent to my future, fabulous garden) surrounded by all the pink peonies that I had scavenged from Freecycle. I had such great plans. As you can tell from the more recent photo, that never quite happened. The glider sat in the garage for two years. I never even opened the box. Oops.
Everything is different now though! Amidst a swarm of bees, I put the glider together. I have a few pillows to sew and then I'll take new photos and you'll see my project that was two years in the planning is finally finished. Woot! Why do I put pillows on all of my outdoor seating? I don't know!
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