May 25, 2012
Creative minds will identify with the process--What if this was done here; what if I put that over there--you know how it goes. In the process, my face has turned a permanent nut brown.
I have bankrolled three or four stores with the purchase of flowers (Lawd, Lawd, did I ever buy flowers), landscaping items, and mulch. Their bottom line for the months of March, April, and May, positively soared. Lost a few flowers in the process but they are hardly missed. Now, if the rest will just grow to give the lush, pretty effect that I aimed for.
A water feature was an addition that I have wanted for a long time. Found two, either of which I would be happy with...not settle for as is so often the case. That idea was quickly put to rest when I walked out to find that a huge black crack had developed in the rickety white fence. Damn! The fence was not scheduled for replacement. Then, the crack moved and kept moving. O M G! SNAKE! Jeez Louise. No water features for the Kid.
Keeping with the adage "Waste not; Want not," the bottom of the planter was cut out and placed over the faucet. Filled it with ginger and hibiscus plants. A very pleasant view from the kitchen window.
In the middle of the back yard is a security light. The clothesline poles were finally removed (deemed an eyesore) but what to do about that unsightly pole? Here's the solution:
The lattice, obviously, will not cover the height of the entire pole; however, it serves as a distraction and focal point. Now before you get too critical, the back has been named "rolling hills" because there are very few level spots. So, no, there is nothing wrong with anyone's eyesight...the fencing is uneven.
Obviously, the animals believe that Serendipity and its grounds are theirs. The groundhog family (yes, she had babies) virtually ignored me as I worked on the pole enclosure and put in plants. It was their turn to feed. I am the intruder.
Ripley, contrary to public opinion, does have a night life. The animals can have it. Be Safe. Be Blessed.
Posted by DCnTN