Louis Dean and I spent the entire day outside - WORKING!
I did NOT look PRETTY!
However, I DID wear earrings!
After several hours of hard sweaty work - I was tired to the bone!
I can't tell you how GOOD it felt to just stretch out right there in the front yard!
No telling what my neighbors were thinking!
Here's the center fold!!! hahahaha!!!! I was EXHAUSTED!
We rested a bit and had a late lunch in the gazebo and then went right back to work!
By the time I got through late this afternoon, I could hardly stand up straight!
I came in and took a MUCH needed hot shower and put on some clean clothes......
and went to BED!!!! I asked Louis Dean if it was too early to just stay there!
After a short nap and a few more glasses of water, I got up and went outside to see the fruits of our labors. My sweet Louis Dean had put all the equipment up while I rested.
I am loving whatever these purple flowers are!
They are new - I just planted them last summer.
The mums I had in this planter died a painful scorching death!
The red cedar mulch just makes it all look SO much better!!!
Weeds have been pulled, bushes trimmed, Asian jasmine has been weed whacked back!
The plastic stones in front of the real stone wall will be replaced with the stones from the fence Louis Dean will be taking down soon......all in good time.
The Carolina Jessamine is blooming nicely!
The Texas Sage is looking good.
I cut back the honeysuckle and pulled up mint - again! I am ALWAYS pulling up mint!
I want to buy more of THIS!
I especially like it when plants come back each year!
This ground cover has gone WILD the last few years!!! It has spread all over the place!
I need to get those giant Easter Eggs out of there and put them where they can be seen!
This is a good time of year here in Texas! It was 75 degrees here today. The high for Thursday is supposed to be 86! We are giving a dinner party/jam session that night so we will need to turn on the A/C with a house full of people!
I keep sticking those blue wine bottles in the dirt but they aren't growing!
After I get a few more, I will pull them all up and use them to line a flower bed.
That big citronella plant will be coming in handy. The mosquito season arrived this weekend - earlier than usual here at our place. We are going to have to keep all the bird feeders full!
The pansies won't last much longer as the weather heats up.
I have always had a LOT of mint and I use it generously when I brew my teas.
This year I planted some Lemon Balm.
Trust me - it makes a great pitcher of tea!
Now for the ugly faucets!
Louis Dean wrapped them up VERY good this winter!
SO good - he doesn't want to UNWRAP them!
All that silver foil stuff just looks awful to me!
I don't think this looks much better!!!
Still! It's not SILVER!
I used some vintage webbing on the front faucet.
Hmmm......still not good but I think I can improve on it.
A trip to Hobby Lobby on Friday is on my to do list!
I guess they don't make GREEN burlap - do THEY???
I have so MANY faucets to cover!!! Louis Dean has put them all over the place!
No matter where you are in the front or back yard - there is a faucet close by!
That's it for our Monday!
The candle is lit and it's time for a little drive way sit.