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  • house at christmas
  • An Update and New Project

    It’s been quite a while since my last post. Most things have bounced back since the late frost but are at least two weeks behind last year. Oh well, sigh. We’ve had pretty cool June with lots of rain. I’m not complaining because I don’t like the heat and humidity so the longer this pleasant weather lasts, the happier I’ll be.

    Anyway, I’ve posted a few pictures and will be taking more. The shots you see of who-knows-what are the shots I’ve taken of my latest project which is carving the steps down to the valley. I can’t do too much at once. I find it very taxing what with swinging the heavy pickaxe and shovelling the dirt out of the way. And let’s not forget the rocks. It seems under every rock is another rock. There’s lots of earth too. I had thought the earth would be crappy but I couldn’t have been more wrong. It’s a rich, black loam.  It will be fun planting out with no-work perennials. It will have to be groundcovers and plants that don’t need fussing. Anyway, I’m getting ahead of myself.

    Initial carving out the hill

    Initial carving out the hill

     






    Initial digging

    Initial digging

     

    widening path

    widening path

    peony

    peony

    Hibiscus in Bloom

    Hibiscus in Bloom

    Looking North

    Looking North

    Porch

    Porch

    kitchen garden

    kitchen garden

    Looking south

    Looking south

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    So there you have it. My humble attempt to bring beauty into my environment. It’s a work in progress. So much more to do but can only do so much at a time. I guess this project will be completed the day I die. I will attempt to take it with me when the time comes. 🙂

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