Monday, April 21, 2014

Any way the wind blows...

Seems impossible that it was only a month or so ago that we were sealed in ice.

My days off have been so beautiful of late that 
I can hardly believe my luck.
It is not that it is not raining... this is Oregon
in the spring after all... and rain it does.
I seem to have become lucky that way.

My yard is full of weeds.
Its the same each spring. Part of that renewal thing.
It has a bunch of dead grass that my father in law sprayed with chemicals.

This is my therapy.
Not the chemically altered grass removal.
Rather the weeding and planting of things that make my yard and home smell and look so nice.
Its the ability to create something of beauty that I can see and feel satisfied that I have done something of value that others can enjoy too.

We took down a fence in the front yard.
The posts are in great shape,
but the wood was old and had to go.
It was not a tall fence, only a 4 footer.
We decided not to replace the planks.
Instead Randy is making bird houses to go on each of the posts.
Then we will eventually put up hog wire sprayed green between the bird house posts.
Cheap but hopefully creative enough to bring some smiles.
Maybe I'll add some honeysuckle vines too.

Looks like I came inside to avoid the sprinkles
just in time.
The wind is picking up and making
the bent up windmill clank furiously.
Maybe getting it straightened back out should
be my project for tomorrow afternoon.

It is so nice to be back!
I've missed blogging and following you all.
I will try for 2 posts a week.
Thanks to those who have been checking up on me.
Big hugs to you all!


  1. 2 posts a week, that's a lot of birdhouses for randy to build. (i couldn't resist)

    yes, hope springs eternal in the spring. i'm already planning what i'll do with the bumper crop of tomatoes i'll be harvesting in about 4 months. if donald can attract a few bees to the tomatoes, he'll be the apple of my eye.

    1. I don't do well with big tomatoes here but my cherry tomatoes are always abundant. Have you found out yet what lovely Donald is? I thought a Phlox, but then again no.
      We have bees! Great big black and yellow fuzzy wuzzy bumbles, as well as some mason bees that took up in our little mason bee house. I'm wondering if we will have the ones in the ground again this year. Maybe I should plant my bigger tomatoes over by the ground bees.

  2. A whole bunch of birdhouses sounds nice. Between the birds and the flowers, you should have a lovely view! Nice to see you back - I'll put you back on my sidebar so other folks can click here!

    1. Thanks Suldog! I'm glad to be back too. Randy is pretty excited about having a project we can share. Me too for that matter. I'll take pictures as the birdhouses go up.

  3. Welcome back. Yardwork is therapy for me, too. And since I'm trying ot sell my house, I've really put an extra amount of effort into it this year.

    1. I've been sneaking over now and then to read about your house and how that goes. I'm crossing my fingers that you get what you want out of it, or more. Then I'll be curious to see what you do with your new home. Its exciting! And thank you.

  4. Glad to her about the improvement in your weather and all the projects you have in the works. Mr. C and I have been spending more time outside ourselves... he's working at chipping and I'm working on my tan. My body is so white that I look like a ghost.

    1. Hi Cube! So good to see you. I have very scary white legs. When I put on shorts, I tell the man that I'm going out to scare the neighbors.

  5. nice to see you back around these parts! glad spring has sprung for you too :)

    1. Thank you lime, its wonderful to see you too. I am loving the spring sooo much.

  6. Good to have you back and good luck with all that spring cleaning. We were having great weather until these last few days and it just rained and rained. Take care silly rabbit.

    1. That happened here too dear Shife. Its was all lovely, then bam... it turned back into Oregon.

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