Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Rainy Day Garden

When I awoke this morning, I leapt from my bed and ran to the window. Okay, that's not quite accurate. While I was very excited to see the garden from my bedroom window where I could survey the scene, my body is so stiff and tired that leaping would be impossible. I need some of this stuff.



By way of explanation...

1. The fenced in area
2. My neighbor's beautiful stretch of lawn—does it get any better? All the lawn to look at and I don't have to mow it! (The pathway there? John is fixing a couple of patches with the leftover topsoil/compost mixture.)
3. The seating area where John and I will have our morning coffee, on good days that is.
4. The Limb Llama
5. How I see the Limb Llama. He'll be smiling tomorrow when the sun returns.
6. The wee little hosta experiment
7. My neighbor's hosta in a large planter. He says the slugs don't find it. I'm hoping that the slugs don't find my baby Blue Shade hosta either. (Have I just documented my hosta envy for all the world to see?! )
8. My favorite plate on the plate rail above the seating area.

So I'm turning my attention to indoor pursuits for the day. Have a terrific Wednesday...

Love Vee

32 comments:

  1. That Limb Llama is great and you don't have to feed it..

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  2. Ahhhhh, the Hosta Experiment, the reason for it! Thank you.

    Slugs love your Hosta usually, hu? Either we don't have 'em, over here. Or our Hosta is so, so, so proficient at growing, that it doesn't even mind them...

    I'm sure you've heard/tried the old idea of a coffee can of beer, near the Hosta. They are supposed to crawl in and perish.......

    "We may be wrong and we may be right,
    but we're Ewings, we stick together,
    and that's what makes us unbeatable!"

    ~Miss Ellie

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  3. I adore how you have a built-in plate rack in the fencing! You are a clever, clever gal, Miz Vee!

    LOL, hosta envy. Oh, how I miss our hostas from our former place! I don't dare get any here at our new place because the deer would think we were putting our a buffet for them. If they are brave enough to eat the birdseed in our front yard, they are brave enough to eat any hostas in our flowerbeds!

    And a llama? Really? I guess this is like an ink blot test. I see Marty, the rabbit!!!

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  4. All that lovely expanse of green... Which you don't have to mow... It doesn't get much nicer than this! ,-)

    Your area is very beautifully country-fied. (I tried to type "beucholic", but couldn't spell it. -grin-) Natural... Not all cut back and blah... Lovely...

    "We may be wrong and we may be right,
    but we're Ewings, we stick together,
    and that's what makes us unbeatable!"

    ~Miss Ellie

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  5. We were teased for 2 days with some sunshine and now we've had 2 dreary rainy days. Hope things improve in your neck of the woods. Enjoy your indoor day. That limb llama is funny...

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  6. What a pretty backyard! I love your ideas of your seating area...especially to put a plate rail on your fence. The limb llama is fantastic.
    It is raining here...again.

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  7. I love your limb llama! I guess we're supposed to get some wet today and tonight too. At least we had 3 1/2 days of sunshine (it's still sunny this a.m.) in a row. I went for my morning walk while I still felt limber. No hopping out of bed for me either! Enjoy the rainy day indoors.

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  8. I have never seen a limb llama before, that is cute! Slugs manage to find everything no matter how high it is paced in my yard. xo

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  9. Kuddos to the limb llama! And it's so nice, isn't it, that a garden can be enjoyed both outside, and from inside!

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  10. I like the limb llama. Adds quite a bit of personality! =) Everything is so green and lovely. I love the way rain makes everything take such a deeper green on in the spring and summer. SOmething about it is so soothing. Your yard is looking so loved and pretty. I know you will enjoy it!

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  11. Grass is greener and hostas are bluer on the other side of the fence?
    Our hosta bed has the Patriot, Minuteman, and Loyalists hostas. Quite patriotic, yes?

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  12. Uh, oh ... raining again? I hope it stops soon so you and John can enjoy that lovely nook you have created.
    Lush green lawn that you don't have to mow is a wonderful thing.
    Slugs... not so wonderful.
    I was giggling at your Limb Llama.
    Enjoy your day.

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  13. Your outside looks great! And it takes me awhile in the morning to get my body to move also! Enjoy your day!

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  14. Your place looks great!

    Love the limb llama! Fun!

    I would love to have different seating areas around our place...we just have the deck, which is nice, but I have a few places I think would make delightful seating areas...

    Deanna

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  15. Looks like a nice quiet place for you and the hubs to have morning coffee!

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  16. I had to laugh about 'leaping and running'. Not a good description of my uprising either! :D
    A Lama? I immediately thought it looked like an unconcious bunny. I like the lama idea now.
    What I'd give for your view!
    Deb

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  17. So true. I try to remember to flex my ankles and feet before getting up...or else!
    The pictures are beautiful. The garden, the sitting area, the limb llama!

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  18. Vee
    I like your idea of an outdoor plate rail and a cozy corner for you and John to enjoy an out door meal.
    I think I missed the hosta experiment? What are you cooking up now?

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  19. Looks lovely. All that rain has paid off.
    If we dont get rain here soon I dont know what we'll do. Everything is turning brown and the rabbits are eating the flowers.

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  20. That really does look like a llama! : )
    I like your aerial views.

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  21. Too funny. I love the limb llama. And any lawn that I get to gaze upon but do not have to mow is a good lawn. xo Terri

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  22. Hi Vee

    It's been 7 posts since I've been here. That's a little bit of catching up on my end. You've been busy bee. Love the photos from your bedroom and you new areas look inviting. And yes girl - speak up if you are chocking!!!!!!!!!! Oh my glory!

    Enjoy the rest of your week sweet friend!

    Leann

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  23. I love that spot where you and John will enjoy your morning coffee. Wishing you many sunny days out there. How inviting that corner looks. And your plate is so pretty. I just love summer days. (and wish they would hurry up and arrive)

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  24. I love this peek into your backyard space, Vee. And the peek into your neighbor's as well. ;-)

    That looks like the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of morning coffee...a little haven outside! (As long as it's not too hot or rainy.)

    Love the limb llama!

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  25. That tree limb DOES look like a lama! LOL! Good observation!

    Your backyard looks very verdant and comfotable, Vee. I hope all the rain will finally stop and allow you and John to enjoy your morning cup of coffee very soon! We have to send our rain to Northern Colorado and the area where the terrible fire is smoldering...they have been without rain for three months! It is a sad situation there.

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  26. Great shots of your backyard, Vee. I am very envious of the all the green! I'm afraid our poor grass has gone dormant. Cute limb llama!

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  27. I checked your blog very early yesterday morning (I think). I also think this hadn't been posted, yet. Anyway, I'm sure glad I found it first thing this morning. Am I rambling?!! I love how green everything is on those cloudy, rainy days.

    Those big blue hostas are beautiful. I wish for a shady spot. If ever I have one, I want a big blue hosta and a toad lily, too.

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  28. Do you have lots of hostas? They are one of my favorites. Like Diane said, the blue hostas are beautiful. I have a Elegans hosta in my yard that is 6 feet across.

    We think alike lade - I have that same plate!!

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  29. A very beautiful view. I would hurry to look at it too. :-)

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  30. Outdoor art is a great concept! Limb llamas, decorator plates, and a little sunshine are the perfect backyard touches. It's looking mighty fine over there!

    Hope your computer issues are soon resolved.

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  31. Oh, gosh...nothing worse than computer problems to a blogger unless it's camera problems. :)

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  32. The Limb Lama - funny. Great to look at a well manicured lawn that you don't have to mow!

    I'll have some of the bath soak too.

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