Friday, May 22, 2015

Happy Friday...

just wanted to get a quick post in here before the weekend excitement happens...

these are the front windows of a new business coming to our little town...

they are hoping to have it open by fall...

lots of remodeling to do on the inside...

I jumped out of the van for closer images....

and the images of the windows combined with the reflection of the sky and square are awesome...

that I just had to share these with you...

first thing this morning, we are cleaning out the shed...
I am so ready...
but I'm not...
;0)
have a great day!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

while I am waiting on the rain...

and the guys to get home from work...
thought I would do a little post here...
medium pink knock out rose is blooming...

honey suckle, too...

the darker pink/red knock out is so pretty...

I need to dead head the iris..
but they still have so much color...

the lighter ones...

took these last eveing...

its so much cooler here today...
highs in the low 50s and completely cloudy...

columbine are winding down...
and will start seeding soon...

yellow knock out rose will be blooming this weekend...
I will post photos when it does...

got big plans for this weekend...
will have at least one guy here to work for 5 days in a row!
got 2 days where they will both be here and we have plans...
shed is getting cleaned out, for one...
and we are getting the rest of the plants planted, for sure...
painting a few things, too...
a couple cook outs...
and some much needed naps will get going on...

have a safe weekend and remember to enjoy the time you had who are on the other side now...
grateful for all the veterans and what they give up...
their families who support them in what they do...
take a moment to pray for our country and the ones who defend her...
;0)


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Sunday Drive...

the corn is up and so are some of the beans...
most of the planting is done and the rest will be in by the end of the week...

the weeds are high...
I love when the farmers let the roadsides grow up and don't mow them...
it is an effort to save wildlife in the area, giving them a place to nest and hide in...

it was a very windy afternoon when we were out...

there are even whirly gigs in here!

you can see the wind blowing the face of the water in this shot...

I remember a lot of farms looking like this as a kid...
scrap things lying about...
you don't see that much anymore...
every bit of ground is put to use...
and there are ways to get things hauled off, too...
took a down day yesterday...
going slow today and trying to catch up in here...
preparing for the guys 5 days off in a row...
cleaning out the shed and finishing the deck...
planting the rest of the flowers...
watering again tonight...
and hoping for some rain in there a little bit...
but would really like to knock off our to do list, too...
the guys are planning on cooking out for the first time, too...
like a couple of days in a row...
it is really feeling like summer here when the days are in the 80s...
had a cool night last night in the 40s when a cold front moved through and cooler today, but will be warming back up...
its just a wonderful time to be out in the yard...
;0)

Sunday, May 17, 2015

just some left over photos I had lying around...

here are the two new lilies we got last week...
I am loving the colors...

the new hydrangea...
you can see we need rain really bad...
the ground is so dry and cracking...

these are in the new section on the back side of the island that we dug up and it needs some work done on it now...
that will be the next place I go...

I am thinking I need to stick something in those back pockets...

the autumn clematis is winding its way around things again...

iris...

this is pretty much finished...
anymore and it will be cluttered...

but I am going to plant a few more small things under the bench...
I will take you with me when I do it...

this is in front of the deck...
and just wait until you see what I do with those chairs...

the purple columbine in the side yard is huge this year...
I haven't had this one very long...
a couple years or so...

the island from the road...

there are iris and lilies in there so far with a yucca on the end...
and weeds...
lots of weeds...

we worked outside this morning, thinking we can't so much with the rain coming...
it was so dark and I thought for sure it would...
worked out front and in front of the shed...
planted 3 pots...
raked out the whirly gigs...
pulled some weeds and all that fun stuff...
while dead heading all the way...
came in and washed up and away we went...
grabbed lunch uptown and took it to the park to eat...
then did a Sunday drive and got some good shots...
we did housework when we got home and some laundry...
got one more load to go in the dryer, but want to get a nap first...
I hate when the dinger wakes me up!

we are still waiting on the rain, but the sun is shining through...
so we just might have to water tonight...
;0)
I don't mind that part...
one of my favorite things to do...
hope your weekend was good...

Saturday, May 16, 2015

my dwarf lilac...

has finally come into its own...

this is the first year that it has had this many blooms on it...

it is a very pale one...

almost white, but not quite...

and it looks pretty in front of the iris...

it is blooming after the regular lilacs are finished...
I might pick up another one later on...
if I find one on sale at the end of the season...

this one is 8-10 years old...
can't really remember for sure...
I think I need to keep a journal of when we plant major things...
getting old and just cannot remember well when all the years start running together...
;0)
we have been blessed with another wonderful day...
cloud covered and a 70% chance of rain, but so far, we have gotten nothing...
we were able to work in the south side of the yard and made some progress...
DH also got the hedge clippers out and trimmed back the evergreen by the drive way...
Craig parks the truck there...
and that bush literally took the side mirror off of it a couple days ago...
well, its not completely off...
the cable was still holding it on...
I grabbed the duck tape and taped it back upright until we can get it into the shop and get another one put on...
;0)
 I pulled bucket after bucket of those crazy maple whirly gigs out of the flower beds today...
wish I had a big shop vac to vacuum the lawn!
its the worst that I have ever seen!
there are still 3 flats of flowers to plant...
not sure where Craig is going to put them all...
I hate to admit this, but I am tired of planting them!
he bought way too many!

we are slowly knocking things off of the to do list, but still have more to go...
its going to look good when we get it done...
maybe I just have too many ideas?
nah....
;0)
have a good weekend!