Good afternoon Friends ~ I did a load of laundry this morning and got it hung out to dry. Yippee! I just brought it in and it smells so good. It was very breezy here today, lots of sunshine and a big blue sky. Although now there are clouds gathering.
Once I had the laundry hung out, I dug up a pot that the plant had grown out of and into the ground. It is a Lance pod Tree, grown from seed. I hope it makes the transition. I planted it just northwest of the caravan for some afternoon shade. It’s also called the Lilac Tree, purple flowers with a lovely scent. I’ve never seen one of these up close to know how it smells, I’ve just seen photos online.
A week or so ago, I had planted another small tree, to the west of the caravan, also grown from seed. A Jerusalem Thorn, wispy with yellow flowers. These two small trees will make a nice color combo once they bloom. I want a flowering jungle for shade and beauty.
Right after Mark left this planet for his heavenly home, I thought of making a little heart patio just west of the caravan, using pieces of green serpentine marble that is in my ‘stash’ of stuff. This morning I just fell into it after planting the Lilac Tree.
I used Mark’s hand print and Blub’s paw print in the center. They were done in cement many, many years ago. Had to be taken up when we built the workshop, that’s why it is broken. ‘Blub’ was our Blue Tick hound. Now they are together, along with our little ‘Pup’, and three felines, ‘Ditty’, ‘Dort’ and ‘Willie’.
Anyway, back to the heart. I used the shovel to make the heart outline, then started bringing pieces of marble over that looked like they would work. I then outlined the heart with broken pieces of old kiln bricks we had. I’m pleased with the way it turned out. Came in, ate lunch and took a nap. I’m already feeling the effects of moving the marble and the birdbath base and basin. I’ll survive though. I need to buy larger pots for the two Shooting Star clerodendrum shrubs on either side of the birdbath. The Jerusalem Thorn is planted in the center of the heart.
I climbed up on a ladder to take this photo.
This is looking east towards the caravan, the clothesline is behind the caravan.
Workshop is to the right in this photo.
It’s almost 4 p.m. and 74 degrees F. Tomorrow rain is expected, and Wednesday it is to be cold again with only a high of 61 predicted. Yesterday and today were beautiful and I was glad to have been able to work out in both of them.
Well, that’s it for now. Getting outside and moving around is good for mind, body, heart and soul. I’ve been sitting indoors way too much this past year. It’s time to work on outside projects before the summer heat and humidity get here. I am thankful for so much, and am learning through the tough times.
Have a great week ~ FlowerLady
"There is a calmness to a life lived in Gratitude, a quiet joy."
Ralph H. Blum