For the last two days, Bill and I weeded the area in front of our porch-all 80' of it!
It hasn't seen such a cleaning for 3 years or maybe 4 years!
(first the boys were with us, then Bill messed up his elbow for 10 months and
then I complicated the last few months!)
But after removing a mountain of weeds and things that have spread so it looked like a jungle,
we spread the mulch and see order again!
(What I enjoy so much in all of my spaces!)
You can see the very end where we ran out of mulch!
We will be going today but purchase some more to finish the job!
What a wonderful way to get sore muscles--by working for it instead of just having them!
If you get what I mean!
The flowers around the house are so pretty--yellow and pink is the theme right now-
this is red ginger,
look up the trumpet and see how pretty! (these blooms are large-a foot long and about 6-7" across)
And the first of the season--Dutchman's Pipe or Cereus blooms!
Remember you can only see them at night--I didn't stay awake until 11 or 12 pm to see them fully open but they were deliciously scented even so!
This is what I call a lemon lily-it is from my daughter's home and we transplanted them last year
and they are blooming now for me! I'm so excited about it!
How's this for showy? Hibiscus-large and without an inch of aroma, alas.
And this is the project we work on when we get too hot outdoors--
with lots of pieces--lots and lots of pieces.
A kitchen island! I've wanted one for so long.
Now to figure out what I want to put in the two cupboards and two drawers! lol
I think this will be my baking, pizza making station.
Now to get used to having it in the middle of the kitchen....we will have a bit of navigating to do
but already it is easier for me to get things out of the fridge and not have to walk so far for each trip!
Can you say bar stool? I need one of those, too.
We will look while we are out today.
I sit in the car while Bill goes in the stores
but I'm going because we have two stops at doctor offices
where they need more paper work to correct claims!
I'm bringing the blanket to work on while I sit and people watch!