Dec 19, 2010

Not Much Going On Outside

The leaves have all fallen, the annuals have all died...too cold and, or too wet to do anything in the yard...
staying inside decorating for the Christmas Season...

sunise over the creek

Nov 2, 2010



just after sunrise...fog lifting over the creek..

the leaves are leaving..

Oct 20, 2010

House and Gardens update

Until last week when I went out the side door... this the driveway..

this was what I saw:
the back of David's garage...

now...after several days of hard work by Barb and myself...we have this "work in progress"

the birds like being outside when it's warm enough...

peaceful, scenic drives around our part of Al. and nearby Tn.

Countryside by Chris Row
Shafts of light
Through cathedral windows,
Dappled shade
Upon the leaves
Beneath my feet,

Bird song
In the branches above.
In the distance
Hind and fawn
Cross the forest track.

The sweet fragrance of autumn
Fills the misty air,
A gentle breeze
Moving colours
To forest floor.

So precious
Such beauty,
So hard to find
Such peaceful sanctuary.

our backyard in Oct....

Jun 30, 2010

some new furnishings for the "cabin"

the floral print chair from Pier One
wall clock ... Hobby Lobby

Yard Swing.....Lowes Hdwe.

Porch Rocker...Pier One
Lamp ...Richards Lighting

dressing table w/chair...I found on Craigs List...only $200

wall cross...Hobby Lobby

pink desk chair,Office floor shelf unit, Super shelf unit, Hobby Lobby

I'm presently searching for a small "garden bridge" to put across the ditch that lies between the back yards of Barbs house and mine...

Jun 10, 2010


Gardeners are - let's face it - control freaks. Who else would willingly spend his leisure hours wresting weeds out of the ground, blithely making life or death decisions about living beings, moving earth from here to there, changing the course of waterways? The more one thinks about it, the odder it seems; this compulsion to
remake a little corner of the planet according to some plan or vision.

- Abby Adams, What is a Garden Anyway

It began with a bench and some caladiums...4/27/10
At my "house warming party" I received wind chimes, a sun-catcher spinner for the yard, a garden flag, a bird house, 3 crape myrtle trees, a ginko tree, an azalea, a knock-out rose bush,  and with gift certificates I purchases 5 spirea shrubs and  another knock-out rose..

I've added a bird bath, ferns, bird feeders, wind chimes, rocks and a glider..

I had the beautiful little garden angel outside but the geese knocked her over and broke off one wing and both her them back on but afraid to put her back outside.

I bought the leaded glass window at the flea market in Nashville....