Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
It's sad that so much hard work just does not come across in pictures! I've been working on this space, zone one :), off and on for several weeks, with a short break for this. There's more to do, but for now, it's good enough!
|Scraggly, misplaced shrubs - embarrassing!|
|Old azaleas have LOTS of deep roots...|
|...but we prevailed.|
|Unfortunately, there was a stump. Not any more!|
|The sand arrives...|
|...and took WAY more time than I'd estimated.|
|Pine straw in progress.|
|Utility boxes painted, bird bath painted...done for now!|
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
One year ago today this face changed my heart. Since then, we've been exchanging letters and getting to know each other. The blessings have been many, not the least of them is that I'm honored that a little girl in El Salvador is praying for me.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
The sand pile started out like this so you can see it's definitely smaller now (about eight hours of shoveling smaller). There's still a lot of sand in the driveway but we WILL make it go away! In the meantime, Miss Scarlett and Putter are enjoying one of their favorite pastimes: rolling in the dirt. I blame failure to capture that photo op on bulky gloves, a shovel, and the wheelbarrow.
Monday, March 22, 2010
This has always been one of the most neglected areas in our yard. Oh, we've tried a number of ideas through the years (notice the ugly stepping stones leading to a door we never use) but nothing has ever looked right. With all of the other improvements we've tackled, it just seemed time to try again in what I call, with affection(ha), zone two (zone one is a much larger project and is still in progress...).
Sunday, March 21, 2010
walk on the beach
up and at 'em
missing a friend
tour of homes on sea island
tour of homes on st simons
georgia sea grill
Friday, March 19, 2010
Not long after we bought our lot, we were fortunate to be given a bench and table that were in Momee's (E.W.'s maternal grandmother) yard. These two items were put in our yard here long before the foundation was laid for our home. All during the building process we rested weary bodies on the bench and placed cool drinks on the table. Although we like the 'loved and well-used' appearance of things, these pieces had gone beyond shabby chic! A coat of paint and some new plantings go a long way, don't you agree?
Monday, March 15, 2010
|Looks inviting from a distance.|
|On closer inspection, a good scrubbing was needed.|
|Winter crud, begone!|
|Now for a little furniture refreshing.|
|My weapon of choice.|
|Getting this table apart |
was a whole lot harder than putting it together.
|Clean and ready for spring!|
Saturday, March 13, 2010
After a week of rain and dark clouds and did I mention...rain, today was mostly sunny so we took advantage of the weather and did some much needed landscaping. Landscaping...such a soothing word for something that is SO back-breaking!
If only it could all be done in one day...
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
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