Monday, August 23, 2010

Originally we had a chain link fence between the house and the shed! Then, when our obnoxious neighbors behavior forced us to put up another fence that stretches the length of our home front to back, Earl and I took down the chain link fence and turned the little area that was grass, into another little garden area! We also used the chain link pieces to close off the house to the new wooden fence and that makes sure that Rufio stays in the back yard. We put in the red scalloped concrete edging, the wood chips and plants and I found this sweet cherub on discount......could not resist!!!!!
It makes the patio look bigger and I always like pretties in the yard! :) I put some clematis against the fence and some ground cover that will flower blue and some other flowering plants too! I sure hope they all survive! They were all on sale from Stein's. A good price, sometimes mean they do not make it......too close to the end of the season, but fingers are crossed! I love the new area! Ahhhhhhhhh!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Our weather has been so hot and humid. The other week, we had a swarm of dragonflies going nuts around here! Just tons! Today, as we worked outside, it was finally comfortable enough to get outside for a bit, the dragonflies were flying around us like crazy! They are stunningly beautiful really! I have never seen them this close.....but today, they landed on my Rose of Sharon bushes and I was able to get some pictures! There are 3 on one shot , you can click on the pictures to see them bigger! The wings are just amazing aren't they, and look at the little fuzzies on their undside! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!