Sunday

This is what I am dreaming of....

I won't go into horrible details like how we got another 4-6 inches of SNOW yesterday!
And since we have all seen what snow looks like I didn't take any more pictures of it. Does anyone want to see any more snow? Didn't think so!

Thought I would share some pictures of my garden from last year.

Beautiful aren't they?


Can you feel the summer heat?


That very large sunflower ended up to be about 13 feet tall!


I can see myself sitting on the back porch and drinking ice tea.....and that evening we will BBQ and roast marshmellows over the firepit. Can you see it? I can, vaugley.

By the way, did I ever tell you some of the history about my house?
Well....2 owners ago, the husband and wife who lived in this house spent alot of time gardening and landscaping. Put in huge rocks and trees, roses and the works. The people we bought the house from didn't like any of the roses, plants or trees so she ripped them out! Put a fence in the backyard (which we don't mind) and stuck her potbelly pig in it! So, we had a pig living in our backyard for a time. Then one day the city decided that they would look into it and decided that there would be no farm animals inside city limits all because of this pig. They got rid of the pig and part of the fence and put an ugly boat in it. When we moved in there was barely any grass and no plants. Last year my husband, the children and I dug up 2/3 of the yard and mulched the other 1/3. Grass wasn't growing anyway so why not?
We just have to figure out what we are going to do with the patio bit now.

10 comments:

  1. Your "menu" and "what we really had" crack me up.

    Love the sunflower design here, too, by the way.

    Ok, I would have been sick about the tearing out of plants, etc... the same thing happened to us but backwards. WE were the planters and the lady who bought our house tore out everything we did. It made us ill.

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  2. Loved seeing pictures of your garden and I can almost smell the BBQ. Hope you have a great growing season and have the prettiest flowers ever this year.
    Happy Spring

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  3. Beautiful pictures! I love BBQ!

    Susan

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  4. Susan, your new blog layout is great. Wonderful pics.

    Sending you some Florida sunshine!!

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  5. I'm dreaming of the days in the garden too. Hope you're having a great weekend.

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  6. Ok so when's the first BBQ? I am on my way! Lovely pics.
    Tracey x x x

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  7. Hi, Susan,
    I love sunflowers too! I'm going to try to grow some this year. I imagine you all are very tired of snow by now. Hope spring comes quickly for you. ((Hugs))

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  8. LOVE the garden shots!! Thank you for ALL you share! i am going to enjoy that cake recipe too! hehe Have a FANTASTIC day!! :)

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  9. Susan, your backyard is lush! I love your garden...we have lots of big oak trees which means a lot of shade so I can't grow sunflowers but I would LOVE to...they are my favorite.

    Can't believe you're getting more snow. It's been pretty nice here but we did have a cold snap last night.

    Spring is right around the corner...it's hard to believe this is the last week of February.

    Have a great week!
    Donna

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