It is a warm, cloudy, and ‘still humid’, Tuesday afternoon. I did work outside this morning and I have to say it was nicer outside than it has been. I weed-whacked the paths around my main garden, did some trimming and weeding too and raked up a bag’s worth of debris. I still have the west path to do, I did all I could do for today.
For the past couple of mornings, the mocking birds have been singing and singing, that’s definitely a sign of fall coming. The sun is at a different angle and that’s nice too. I am so glad summer is just about over.
Here’s what I did today. It might not look like much to you but, the paths were all overgrown. The brownish paths are roll roofing that we laid down in 2007. It’s cracking up now and hopefully this fall/winter/spring, while the weather is cool I can lay new roll-roofing over it. I think it will take me about 3 rolls, which is around $36 a roll. (I just checked and it’s gone up $3 since the last time I looked. The rolls are 3’ wide by 36’ long.) I did this in the first place so that I wouldn’t have to weed-whack paths. It worked for a long time.
This is looking west, 5 lane road is to the left in picture, about 12’ from the gate. Patio is on the other side of hedge on the right.
This is also looking west towards the main garden.
This is a little pathway between house and east sidewalk of main garden.
Main path looking north.
The next three pictures are the paths on west side of garden. Another day for this project.
Roses are putting on new growth and are giving me blooms. This is ‘Granada’ below. I love this rose, and Granada was a favorite city of ours in Spain.
This is ‘The Paul McCartney’ Rose
I love this ‘Tahitian Gardenia’. Technically it is NOT a gardenia, but that’s what it is called. The flowers are huge and the scent wonderful and it has been giving me blooms since spring when I bought it.
This caught my eye the other morning from where I sit at my computer.
Here are some more of my needlework creations.
I’m going to crochet a beaded edging for this. It just needs a little something more. I did the embroidery probably 3-4 years ago.
This piece I made by sewing down a piece of old lace with beads onto black felt. I then embroidered the heart onto it.
Fresh picked ‘Tahitian Gardenia’ and ‘Mr. Lincoln’ rose on my desk with a nice picture of some garden, somewhere, on my monitor. The pictures change and inspire me.
That’s it for now. It’s time to fix some supper.
I hope you all have a love and peace filled week.
Life is too short to worry about stupid things.
Don't let the little things get you down.
P.S. I want to thank you all for your kind comments about what would have been our 45th wedding anniversary. I can’t stop celebrating love .