Now for some ‘humor’. I miss my dear husband’s wonderful and quirky sense of humor. He made me laugh from the beginning of our life together.
As a boy he would do the Tarzan yell, even as a young man in the Navy he and another young man did the Tarzan yell while working in the scullery to relieve some of the monotony.
I’ve been reading his ‘Sugar Creek Gang’ books from when he was a boy and things in there I can see influenced him and they crack me up to realize this now. It’s like gifts from God, to see some of what went into the making of my husband’s personality. (I also read his Tarzan books as a newlywed and loved them.)
A favorite movie of ours from way, way back is ‘The Good, The Bad & The Ugly’. The music was great! We loved Clint Eastwood, ever since we saw him as kids watching Rawhide.
Since I’ve been talking about the ‘back 40’, I thought I would title the post ‘The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, and post the music so that you can, if you wish, listen to the music as you view pictures. I’m a tad embarrassed to share the bad and the ugly, but ‘it is what it is’. A work in progress. One day I will look back on these and laugh because it will look so much better, well, I ‘hope’ it will. All in time. At least the property is surrounded by privacy fencing. I know DH is cheering me on, and know he felt bad before the left this planet that we didn’t clear the junk completely before he became ill. We did make a start and did take some out to the scrap yard. We did use a lot of ‘curb-side’ shopped materials through the years, saving us a lot of $$ on projects, or giving us neat items to use inside and out.
So, for better or worse, here goes.
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Looking into the ‘back 40’. Shovel bird is our guard bird.
Some beauty from the vines.
Some iron, etc. on the ground that we had stacked up to take out to the scrap yard for $$. We’ve been having LOTS of rain so that I’ve not been able to weed wack in a couple of weeks and the weeds and vines are really taking over wherever they feel like.
I moved these plants here last Sunday but I don’t like them there. More junk to be discarded and/or used.
Overgrown back garden. My potting area is back there, the path to it is between the pine trees at the back of the photo, near the fish.
Path is here somewhere. The big bad pitbull used to live back behind us, on the backside of the ixora hedge on the right of photo below. He and his owner have not been there for months, but my heart just hasn’t been into tackling this area again. I did it once, but with all of the rain I haven’t kept up with it.
Now we have my own overgrown gardens. I need to buy more rolls of roofing when I can to cover the paths again. The path material now is about 6 years old, brittle and cracking up so that stuff grows up and I have to use the weed wacker again.
My dear husband suggested I not plant any more gardens in the last couple of years. At first I was disappointed, but now I see the wisdom. He could see that I already had plenty to handle before he became ill, and now that he’s gone, it is all definitely ‘enough’. Our property is 1/4 of an acre.
You can see a dying palm frond hanging in picture below, it’s brown.
Here it is yesterday evening after it crashed onto the porch roof, making me jump inside the house from the noise. That’s one bad thing about this palm. It is self-pruning, but being close to the house, it lands occasionally on the porch roof freaking out the occupants.
One of our natives.
My sweet caravan. I keep thinking about this little space, approximately 6’x8’. It is unfinished, as this was the project we were working on when DH became ill. I really love how cute it is and that it was made using mostly recycled materials.
Lots to do here at Plum Cottage between creating for my little Etsy shop, working part-time, taking care of home and unfinished projects we started.
Thanks for visiting my weird little haven from the hectic world that we live in.
Thank you for being my friends and all of your cyber hugs.
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