Finally, it is Saturday, and we are back to “normal.”
Since we put in the front yard fence, I told Mary we could keep the curtains pulled in the front room and allow more light to come inside. When I got up this morning, I remembered the conversation and went into the room to pull the curtains, and she had already pulled the curtains. Do great minds think alike or not? Wow!!
We worked in the yards for about five hours and showed Scout, The Wonder Dog, that he could go from front to back via the western side of the house. He was amazed, and we think he thought he was in trouble for being in the front yard. We finally convinced him that being in the front yard was OK as long as the new gate was closed.
Mary fixed breakfast, and we enjoyed it on the new fenced-in patio!
The view was nice, plus we were in the shade until about noon when the sun was overhead1
We overheard Scout bragging to his little friends down the street…
Our artwork from Mexico got put on the side of the garage wall this morning, and we added a parrot Mary found on Amazon.
The wind was blowing, and the wind chimes were singing their sweet song. We enjoyed just sitting and watching the world go by!
The sunflowers in the foreground will soon be ten feet tall if all goes according to plan!
This giant among sunflowers is a fast grower whose single stalk can reach 12′ tall and produces one 10″-12″ flower! Not fussy about soil, it’s easy to grow and drought tolerant.
Mammoth sunflowers originated in North America and were cultivated by Native Americans. However, Eastern Europe made this plant even more popular in the eighteenth century. Mammoth sunflowers were used during this period to meet the rising demand for sunflower seed oil.
We are done gardening and have to sit and scratch the baby! Him needs his lovin’ for sure!
Carlos planted the two beautiful Geraniums that Becky brought to her mother for her birthday. One is pink and the other blue.
Mary worked inside the new fence, and I worked outside digging into the front garden with fresh peat moss and soil conditioners. I even transplanted three red sunflowers.
We took a thirty-minute nap before getting ready for the Elks. Tonight is “Dancing With The Stars,” and the gang will be there to root our own “Bob & Donna” to victory!
We danced with each other, not with the stars! We do it for fun and do not mind missing a step or two along the way!
We stopped at Jan’s before going home. We asked her to call us tomorrow and come by and visit; we shall see what happens, although I doubt if the phone will ring.
The house and new fence look great with the blue lights we have dialed in this week.
We crashed as tomorrow we will start the Battle Of The Office, attempt to dig our desks, and maybe even pay the bills; what a novel idea!