Thursday, May 8, 2014

A Good Day

The weather has finally started to change here in Michigan.  It has been a rainy, cold spring and I have hardly been able to do any gardening except for one weekend in April.  But today, it was a gorgeous day! I work part time and have Wednesdays and Thursdays off.  Yesterday, Wednesday, I got my inside chores taken care of because it rained on and off most of the day. Today I started my day off with my normal coffee and worked on a crochet project, love mornings I do not have race out the door.

I finally got around to making the hubs an apple pie today that he has been requesting for a couple of weeks.

 When I went outside to start my gardening I decided I better get my daily walk in first or I would be to tired later.  Have any of you joined in the YOU Challenge on Facebook.  The challenge is to get out there and walk everyday in the month of May.  I have actually walked all 8 days anywhere from 1 mile to 3 1/2 miles.  Today my pedometer said I walked 4 1/2 miles after my walk, walking the dog and working outside. If you want to read about this challenge and maybe join the group read the post that Rebekah has written here.

After my walk I started cleaning out my perennial flower boarders.  They needed and still need a lot of work.

Just getting started.
After the trailer was full  I came to a stop after running into a snake and decided I was done for the day.
Not very pretty right now,  a lot of the perennials have not came up yet and we need to add mulch this year. Every two years we get loads of mulch to replace all that has disappeared through our winters. I cannot wait for blooms! The only thing I have in bloom right now is a daffodil.
I also have been working on the shady path that runs over to the side lawn.  The Hosta are starting to peep through the ground that I have planted along with some other shade plants.  Of coarse it dose not look very shady in this picture because the trees are not leafed out yet.
Last summer my mom in love gave me this room divider that was used to hold photos.  I think she picked it up from a garage sale and thought she would use it outside in her gardens.  When she had it sitting around for for some time she asked me if I wanted to find a use for it.  So I asked the hubs to stake it so it would not be blowing over and I have started to tie pretties on with copper wire.
It may take me the complete summer before I find something to hang in each opening. I think it will be fun to keep this project in mind when I go to the flea market.  If anyone has any suggestions on fun things to add please let me know.  I was thinking maybe small potted plants wired in a couple of the openings might work or a pretty little wind chime.  Had thought about spray painting it but hubs was not to keen on that idea. What if I just painted the leaves?

I have decided since I worked so hard today that a piece of the pie I baked for hubs is calling my name along with some time reading the magazine that I received  in the mail today. A perfect ending to a really good day!

Wishing you many blessings from our home in the woods.


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Holly said...

Yay for getting outside! Boo for the snake :( Ick!!! Were a little further ahead out here...been mowing for a few months, lilacs are all in bloom and the weeds even more so!
Love your cozy morning, and the magazine too! I've met MaryJane and she is a love!!

Have a good week ~

Lisa Tucker said...

Love your yard! It looks wondeful...can't wait to see it when all the flowers come up. Great idea on the screen!

Debbie Bosworth said...

Hi Brenda! What a neat find... Oh what fun you'll have finding " pretties" for your garden art divider! I love it... :) Keep posting as you add new things! Happy Mother's day too! Deb

Allie said...

Good heavens I got tired just reading this, lol. Your yard is looking lovely already, fresh and ready for flowers! Of course you'll have a fresh batch of weeds after all this new rain - if you're still above water, that is. I really like that photo holder you have, and love the idea of painted leaves, what a fun thing to do....prisms would be pretty, like the idea of wind chimes [although they drive me nuts] and potted plants. You'll have fun with that!

mrs. c said...

You are always so proactive, getting into shape, working in your flower beds! By the time I get home from school and visit the mill ( where our antique booth is) and cook supper, I am so tired. thank goodness school will be out in a couple of weeks and I can get to the jobs around the house. I am so glad you got a new computer, you said that you are looking for a good photo editing program and I would like to suggest Picasa, it is free and I love it. I really like that I can create collages. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Josie said...

Love your garden Brenda. You have so much lovely space and it's flat! I dream of a flat garden :o) I didn't know snakes lived in Michigan. Hope they are not poisonous sort. Yummy pie... my mouth is watering...:o)