Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Late May in Papa's Yard

Oh my! Roses and iris and peonies and a jack-in-the-pulpit I moved off the hill to a shade garden a couple of years ago. It just doesn't get much more beautiful than this! The giant rose bush in the front will be covered with tiny pink roses in just a few days!

Notice how huge the white peonie is! Oh, and we call them pee-OWE-nees here in the South, not PEE-uh-nees.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Graduation Day

Hannah and Benjamin went to Louisville early in the day - at least earlier than Grani and Papa. Then Surprise! Papa and Grani showed up at the hotel that night. How fun is that?
The next day Grammy and Poppy joined us for graduation. It was cold!

The peonies on campus were beautiful! As lovely as the little girl looking at them.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Landscaping is Hard Work

But I love it!

Brad came over with his big digger and busted up the rocky clay ground last week.

I worked ALL day long to landscape in front of the new addition to our house. It's really not "new" anymore. We've had it for several years. Now that we're working extra hard on getting our house ready to sell so we can move to Clarksville I decided I had to spend some money and fix up the front of the house.

The only problem with that is that it was already very difficult to leave Bear Hollow. Now that the front of the house is so pretty it makes it that much more difficult.

I didn't think about how I was cooking in the sun and now my back is very sunburned. My back is sooooo tired from digging and carrying that big fountain. It was in a different part of the yard. I guess I'll sleep good tonight!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Monday, May 05, 2008

May Day Memories

I've checked on Wikipedia about May Day. It's another one of those cross-quarter days. (Hmmm, I guess posts about cross-quarter days have been on my church blog www.hilldaleworship.blogspot.com )
Well, anyway, I never knew when I was a kid that May Day is workers day in a lot of countries. I always knew May Day as fun day to surprise someone. Great-grandma would help Papa and Great-uncle Roger make a basket and we would go to someone's house and place the basket of flowers on their doorstep. We would then ring the doorbell and run and hide and watch them open the door and be surprised.

I was traveling to West Tennessee on May Day this year and heard on the radio that it was May Day so I had to call Great-grandma and thank her for such a wonderful memory. She told me that she had bought some flowers at Wal-mart and that she and Gibson left them on the neighbor's porch, rang the doorbell and hid. Yeah grandma!

I thought you might enjoy seeing some of my flowers that I would like to leave on your doorstep if I was home on May Day and knew where you lived and could actually get to your house.
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Papa's Back Yard

I'm behind in getting pictures up. These are from a week or so ago. It was a pretty day to be outside. And the three of us look like Easter eggs in our pink, yellow and blue.
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