Sunday, May 22, 2011

It`s About Time

It`s been forever since I`ve posted anything here. Shame on me, but sometimes life keeps one so busy with other things etc etc.   I have a little more time for the computer now, so I thought I would throw on a picture of sweet Elvis.

 This is his lady friend, neighbor Sandy. Isn`t she a pretty girl?

She really wishes that Elvis would play with her, but sadly most times he feels too old to want to be bothered much with childish things that a three year old likes to do, especially run around and play ball.

And Jen over at Calamity Jen
here`s my garden lol 

Our weather has been extremely chilly and very wet but the last two days have brought lovely sunshine, so maybe there is hope yet for sun and warmth.

Not much happening here, I`m afraid, but we will have some nice veg regardless.  I gave up with any sort of ground garden because the ground in back here gets so sopping wet. Stones rather than soil now. I have lost an enormous amount of perennials and garden vegetables over time by being too darn stubborn to realize what a lost cause it was. It truly becomes a bit of lake after a lot of rain.

Remember that nice brick patio we built? Well bricks crumble and we knew that but I was insistent that we at least try something nice that we could do for cheap. So now after three years, they are gone and have been replaced with stones. I loved the bricks but bricks will be bricks. It looks more like dirt in the picture but moss is beginning to grow in some of the cracks which will hopefully add a little country charm back here.
Well that`s all for now really. I think tomorrow morning I will enjoy doing some blog visiting. It`s long overdue!
Have a great rest of the weekend everyone. It`s Victoria Day tomorrow or as we like to call it, May 24th long weekend!



Margie said...

Elvis and Sandy are beautiful dogs!
Welcome back!

~Sheila~ said...

Hi Tea!
Nice to hear from you.
Good to see sweet Elvis and his lady friend.
Have a great May 24!!

Janet said...

Tea, what a nice surprise to see a comment from you on my blog. And I do remember that brick patio! I think the stone looks great and once the moss gets going it will be even better.

Rosa said...

I cannot believe it's been three years! It's still gorgeous!!

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello Dear Tea.... Welcome back! So lovely to hear from you and know all is well, good to see Elvis too.

Yes, I know too well that life often becomes busy to the point that some things have to be put on the back burner for a while. I let my blog slip for a time as well... I 'try' to post at least once a month now.

Its the season to be busy in the garden right now and when the weather is fine that is where you'll find me. We had a gloriously warm, March, April and beginning of May, but recent days have been quite cold. The warm weather brought everything so much and all looks very colourful.

Do keep in touch.

Love Marion - Wales UK.

Rosie said...

It was lovely to see your comment on my blog and to find your post here - your stone patio is lovely and the moss growing in the cracks will soon make it look as if it has always been there:)

Rowan said...

It was so nice to see your comment on my blog, I know that I don't blog as frequently as I used to but it's a time consuming thing and I have plenty of other things to do as well. So glad to see that Elvis is still going strong, give him a big hug from me.

Calamity Jen said...

It's a shame that your yard floods. Would you be able to create a raised bed with sufficient drainage to make a viable perennial garden?

I love the look of the stones. In fact, your stone/moss idea has just inspired me! Perhaps that would be a good solution to our problem of the muddy trails the dogs leave in our yard.

I hope that you had a great May 2-4!

Tea said...

I had thought of that Jen, but I wouldn`t have been able to keep up with all the weeding. Pots are not as nice but easier for me to weed LOL