Tuesday, April 5, 2022

I Can Be Found Here

I begin my day with coffee out here
while listening to KNPR
and end my day with iced tea and maybe
 some brie and bread, and always, always Walter.

I hauled 10 very heavy bags of mulch from the front 
to this very neglected area.
Three days ago it looked like this. 
Rerouted all the drips.

This morning the first Chihuli rose opened.

Rosemary and peppers in the rear (so far)

First Hibiscus bloom today

That whole wall of Pink Lady will be in 
full bloom in about a week.

I plan to paint window and have ordered a pretty rattan blind.

Brought out a pouf for the many times I need to rest.

One of two lemon trees. 
The blossoms smell divine

Sunflowers in tubs, below tomatoes

Fourth year fig tree loves it's new spot

Herbs are loving this spot so far- fingers crossed

I loved this yard for many years 
and then upkeep by myself with three huge trees became a hassle.
Tore out the trees before the they tore up the foundation.
Then I updated a few years back and loved it again,
then I got sick and then covid.

I'm back in love

Today I repaired with new concrete ( first time mixing concrete) 
 an old defunct waterfall fountain
that will now just have a fountain in pool at the base.

I hope

Tomorrow we test water retention.
If you don't see it soon, I'm back to the drawing board.

It's beginning to get warm 
so finishing up just in time.

Then it'll just be early mornings and very late nights
till fall.

Everything else in the world seems unspeakable,
so I don't.
Those of you who have been here with me forever
know my feelings about most of it.

My kids are flourishing and are healthy and happy.
You'll be able to see a lot of their work quite soon 
on many streaming sites, if you stream
Netflix, Disney+ or  Hulu.
They are uber busy.

I adore my friends and am blessed with good ones.
Once again, I'll be helping a friend this week set up an entire 
new space in her home. Hopefully there will be photos.

I'm choosing contentment.
It's taken me a long time to get here.

I chose to be boosted again today and feel lucky to be able to do so.

Stay safe, stay healthy

Suzan with a Z not an S



Karen thisoldhouse2.com said...

Such a lovely yard, reflective of the lovely person who loves on it. We all need respite from the shitstorm out there, well done.

TheCrankyCrow said...

So, so, many pretties...I don't know where to begin... How I would love to wander.... Everything is looking fantastic...and beaming with health and happiness. I've never smelled lemon blossoms. I wonder what they smell like... Those beautiful yellow blooms being restrained by and trained on the trellis....what are they?? Your herbs look incredible... I plant mine in my son's old sandbox...often they are either neglected...or, in particularly hot, droughty, summers, they burn up....but are never treated to the pampering yours have. And how do you mount things (i.e., bird houses) on the cement wall??? I can't imagine a world where it is only comfortable enough to be out there only mornings and evenings...We have hot, hot, days, yes...but they are usually so very rare...and the mornings and evenings can still be very cool. Of course....I live in a world where there are still piles of snow on the ground....in fact, we got 2-1/2" of sticking white stuff Sunday night. Not even a daffodilly poking up. Thanks for sharing your earthy treasures with us who are so desperately tired of white and brown. ~Robin~

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

It all looks beautiful Z and I know with my own garden that it takes a lot of work. I, too, dragged bags of bark to put on the garden …. don’t know how much longer I will be able to do that !!!! XXXX

Colleen MacKinnon; Penny Rugs and More said...

Our gardens feed our soul. Your space is soulful, welcoming, and calm. I love it! Good job doing it all by yourself. I can smell the plants and flowers from here. Somehow it's not work when it's our own garden. It's an oasis Suzan, good job! {>

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Good work, your yard is looking lovely.

mary scott said...

I hope you and Walter enjoy every minute out there after all your hard work.