I have a friend who used to pet sit and bring in the mail for us when we left town. That was back, pre-children, when we actually left town. We called her our Estate Manager. I like the ring of that.
I took my camera around our estate to snapped some photos of life around here and the things that are blooming. Blooming things make me happy, which is the opposite of winter feelings of wanting to sit on the bathroom floor huddled in the fetal position, rocking myself until the deadness is over; much the same way that I foresee myself reacting during the Zombie Apocalypse.
I avoided the garage area because it makes me want to cry a little. Someone please enter our garage in one of those HGTV makeover thingys. Please. Please. PLEASE. It has major issues.
Here ya go:
|Snow in Summer and Candytuft. Loves.|
|I rescued these "Upright Fuchsias" from the sale section |
in Lowe's and planted them in Big Blue.
Those irises are as tall as Thing 1.
Nothing says "Welcome" like flowers and iron toads!
|You have seen these before but I jammed some more stuff in there. They |
should be gorgeous in a month!
|Raised garden beds.|
| These irises all opened on my Dad's Birthday-|
which happened to fall on Memorial Day.
I talked to him and forgot to tell him Happy Birthday.
I also forgot his card at the store.
I'm pretty sure that I'm his favorite daughter.....
|If you have never slept on line dried sheets, you are truly missing out|
on one of the greatest simple pleasures in life.
|If you have never napped in a hammock under a shady tree,|
you are truly missing out on one of the greatest simple pleasures in life.
|Present from my awesome friend.|
|And then we threatened the dogs with baths and brushing.|
That's right, I said "Bath" Black Dog.
There was no follow through on our behalf though, as
we were too tired.
Happy Friday to all of you. Have a glorious weekend and make sure to enjoy those simple pleasures in life!