Thursday, April 19, 2012

~ All Nestled In ~

A few weeks back while waiting on some girlfriends to come for a long over due visit, I grabbed my camera and started shooting. The brick planter box was added quite a while ago to help hide the railroad ties as well as for decorative purposes. In my quest for getting greenery going right away I pulled vinca vine from the backyard and transplanted. Well, I thought I was one smart cookie, it's fast growing so I knew all the dirt and muck would be covered quickly, that was the only goal I had at the time. I failed to remember it's very invasive, so much so it's killed out all the beautiful mums and a few other things I had planted. I've pulled, I've weed-eated it down to the nubbins. Except for spraying weed killer I'm not quite sure how to get rid of it, so I'm dealing with the beauty of the greenery small purple flowers in the spring, and pulling, pulling and pulling.
The concrete rooster has with stood the test of time for many years now.
A little weathered, but still stately.


You knew my best bud Murphy would be along for the photo shoot. He is just the best dog ever.
I can't help but admire the sweet bloom each year, even though I know I'm going to be pulling tons of this stuff out in a week or so.
You might think this was farm lot of sorts with all the farm animals scattered here and there. For a time I carried a few outside lawn ornaments in the shop. The metal sheep touched my heart and I "had" to hang onto a set of them.
The rusty patina only adds to his character. Right?
It won't be long and he'll be completely hidden if I don't get busy pulling the vine out from around him, he appears almost shy doesn't he?
With all the yard work as well as inside work to be done I feel almost over whelmed at times. The small rock nestled in the wheelbarrow (that desperately) needs to be attended to reminded me "Patience Miss Lynne".

Stately...
Mutt and Jeff fooling around???
Say hello to Bernita and grandson Leonard. Look at those smiles, a lot of pride going on here. Bernita a long time friend, baked our wedding cake almost 34 years ago. Always fun to catch up when she stops by.
Thanks for stopping in to say hello. Your sweet comments always touch our hearts.
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7 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Lynne! Everything is looking so pretty and lush! I don't know if it would help but I heard you can use straight vinegar from a spray bottle and it will kill the unwanteds!
Enjoyed your garden tour.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

The vinca is pretty and I never knew it could be invasive. I have the perfect spot between mine and my neighbors yard! lol!

Love all your pretty critters! I try to pick up one or two a year to pretty things up!

Hope you are having a lovely week!

XO,
Jane

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, that is taking over. Love the patina of the rooster and your dog Murphy is beautiful.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh gosh, Lynne, I've got a lot of pulling to do too! I am DREADING it so much! Getting down and back up has become a major thing..but PH won't have a gardener here to help...(at least not yet) and beside I guess is supposed to be good exercise for us. What do you think?? :)
I love your little farm animals but the most adorable one is your ever faithful "Murphy!" Sooo pretty! He and Mele would get along famously..both sweet.
How nice to keep in contact with the very person that baked your wedding cake... I love it~! Daughter in law and daughter bake all of ours..thank heavens. It can get expensive!
I have those little farm animals here and there too and I love them. And Lynne? OLD is good! :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh dear, I wrote you a long comment and it ..went zip! And vanished! I can't remember what I said..but I commented on your friendship with the woman who did your wedding cake so long ago..your sweet Murphy..and on your olden farm animals..gosh..it was a good comment! Whatever the case..what a NICE post..but your posts are always interesting!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages has left a new comment on your post "~ All Nestled In ~":

Oh gosh, Lynne, I've got a lot of pulling to do too! I am DREADING it so much! Getting down and back up has become a major thing..but PH won't have a gardener here to help...(at least not yet) and beside I guess is supposed to be good exercise for us. What do you think?? :)
I love your little farm animals but the most adorable one is your ever faithful "Murphy!" Sooo pretty! He and Mele would get along famously..both sweet.
How nice to keep in contact with the very person that baked your wedding cake... I love it~! Daughter in law and daughter bake all of ours..thank heavens. It can get expensive!
I have those little farm animals here and there too and I love them. And Lynne? OLD is good! :)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

From Mona: Blogger acting a bit crazy, your comments are so sweet, I sure dont want to leave them out.
Wsprsweetly Of Cottages has left a new comment on your post "~ All Nestled In ~":

Oh dear, I wrote you a long comment and it ..went zip! And vanished! I can't remember what I said..but I commented on your friendship with the woman who did your wedding cake so long ago..your sweet Murphy..and on your olden farm animals..gosh..it was a good comment! Whatever the case..what a NICE post..but your posts are always interesting!