Sunday, March 31, 2019

Springtime Thoughts and Plans...

Hello friends! Those who are still out there in blog land anyway. I must admit, I haven't helped keep it vital and alive with my scant posting habits, but I love blogging, as well as catching up with friends who are still writing and posting their photos.

March was filled with a few difficulties and some sadness, but life continues on. There have also been moments of great joy, and it's important to remind myself, I have much to be grateful for.

You may have noticed I've changed the colors on my blog. The muted colors make it easier on my eyes, which are not liking too much bright white light these days. They're getting old, I guess. Haha!

Our new fence is up! No photos yet, but I will post some soon. It looks really nice and has even cut the traffic noise a tiny bit. Paul is out replacing posts and boards on the side fence, which we are responsible for maintaining. The new back fence is maintained by the subdivision and is a vinyl one.

About the business venture with my sis, there's been a delay but we're still making plans. In the meantime, I'm trying to tap into my creativity and start some spring projects. Some are art/craft items and others involve landscaping. The vision I originally had for the back yard is changing. The most important thing to me is to add color while keeping it low maintenance.

As much as I love sitting here typing, I must sign out and try to get started on one of those projects! Wishing you a lovely day!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Hints of Spring...

There are signs of spring all around. Tulips, irises, and hyacinths have all pushed up through the cold ground, even though we're still getting freezing weather. At my age, I don't like wishing the days away, but I have to admit I'm more than ready for springtime! So many projects just waiting to be started!

My sis and I are contemplating a small business venture. More on this in the days to come, if it comes to fruition. It is still in the early planning stages but is something we're excited to be considering.

Well, the night is quickly slipping away so I'd better try to catch a few winks before sunrise!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Winter Daydreams...

Heart, blue. Free use image by pasja1000 on Pixabay

February is giving us a cold, last blast of winter. I'm making the best of it by staying cozy, doing some reading, binge watching some TV programs I wanted to get caught up on, and day dreaming about my backyard plans. Our subdivision has finally approved a new fence. The current one is a 3 foot white vinyl picket fence. It was darling when we first moved in, over 20 years ago. Across the street behind our home were farm fields that stretched on for miles. Now it's all subdivided and the two lane road has become a four lane "freeway" with traffic racing by night and day. Our new fence is going to be a 6 foot privacy fence. I'm so excited!

A sweet Valentine's Day picture.
Free image courtesy of Dawn of The Feathered Nest.
We will need to take out a couple of rose bushes, or at least relocate them, before the new fence goes in. I'd like to add some plantings inside the new fence line to create a sound barrier which would tone down the traffic noise. It might also help to add a small water feature. In my biggest dreams there would be a little shed added, a couple raised garden beds, and a rock garden with plantings to attract butterflies and bees. There would also be a place for hollyhocks, lilacs, hyacinths, and old fashioned rose bushes. They say if you can dream it, you can bring it into existence, so I'm filling my mind with all the possibilities!

Wishing you a beautiful day and some dreams of your own!