getting there . . .

May 18, 2021

Play in the dirt
Because life’s too short
to always have clean fingernails

~ garden therapy ~

I’ve actually had a pretty good, busy day! It started with draining out the water off the top of the pool, which only took about an hour. Then, I debated with myself about digging out around the rose bush I transplanted a few weeks ago. It was already kinda late…but as you can see, I decided to go for it.

I could’ve waited until tomorrow…

Now, tomorrow, I just need to attach some wire to the posts. The posts are old telephone posts, my dad used for the dog pen. I don’t have any concrete in the ground…yet. I may not need to, but then again – the posts aren’t in the ground as deep as they should be. Oh, I broke one of the handles for the post hole digger. Oops! I could feel that it could possibly break on me, but I kept on going. It was old…and dry rotted, the handle that is. I think there’s another one around here. If not, it won’t cost much to replace the handle(s).
I also need to dig out the rest of the grass, but…that’s a chore for another day!
With lumber prices going out of site, I’m using and reusing what I can. I’m used to it…it’s what I do. It’s what my parents taught me to do. Sure, if I can buy new lumber – or whatever – but if push comes to shove. Yeah, I’ll do what I have to.

May 28, 2021

The Rose bush is where the red reflector is…what a difference a month makes. Less than a month…

I really struggled with my boyfriend, letting the wildflowers grow. He wanted the perfectly trimmed yard…I on the other hand, want something a little more natural…the wild flowers will eventually push the grass out, then I only need to mow that area when the flowers die off, and make sure no trees start growing. There’s no vines, so that’s a plus. Let them come back as they will. When I first started letting them grow, there was only a small patch, pretty much where the thickest group of white is – in the photo on the right. This would’ve been back in 2013, I guess. For the last two years my boyfriend kept it mowed down, despite my crying over the flowers…and the bees…and birds…I think he’s got it now!

Remember this photo?

I showed it to you on May 12 of this year. Well, the wrens have decided to go ahead and build!

No eggs…yet! We shall see what happens.

Hooked on a feeling

Ooga-chaka, ooga-ooga
Ooga-chaka, ooga-ooga
Ooga-chaka, ooga-ooga
Ooga-chaka, ooga-ooga


I can’t stop this feelin’
Deep inside of me

~ Blue Swede ~

Oh, this song came on while I was working on this, just thought I’d share…no particular reason.

“A secret to happiness
is letting every situation
be what it is
instead of what
you think it should be.”

~ unknown ~

hope you have a great day!
thanks for stopping by!!

“gardening:
the fine art of soul to soil”

~ Jan Bills

(pinterest)

much better, don’t you think?

take care
stay safe
much love

18 Comments on “getting there . . .

  1. I hope your rose bush keeps growing well. I love the wildflowers growing free wherever they please. The snake you found and took a photo of makes a really neat logo! 🙂

    • Thank you! There’s an 50/50 chance the rose bush will bloom this year, there are buds…so there is hope. If not, next year.

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