This summer, I hope to get the back deck and the side deck painted. Before that happens, some rotten boards need replacing. Prior to that, I need to chop down the lilac bush. It has grown so tall that, in its search for light, it is leaning well over the deck. Time to say goodbye.
It is such a forest back here that one can't even see the lilac bush.
Things are so shady again in the back yard that nothing grows in the raised bed that John built for me. My sister-in-law Mary offered me that hosta you see in the box. She has had it since 1999 or before. It's never been a favorite for her and she has tried to dig it out herself over the years and it kept returning. I knew that I couldn't dig it out so my son and grandsons did it for me. Yay! Plus they planted it. Double yay!
The hosta seems to be doing well. I have marigolds and chives there and hopefully they'll all do fine.
That's Jake just visible through the lilac bush. Only three blossoms on that this year. Must have over trimmed it last year.
Sam Pondering... I am pondering painting that deck.
Now I am certainly glad that I never saw this bit until I was reviewing the video frame by frame. Yikes!
The things boys do!
If you have had quite enough of this foolishness, feel free to scoot off. I am about to share a bunch of strawberry pictures and then a bunch of peony pictures, then a "it's no wonder you're fat" picture and finally I'll close with a windowsill pic because you wouldn't know where you are without that.
Fresh strawberries in June!
I have ditched my old huller for a cheap straw. Works ever so much better!
Strawberries look even better in a red colander.
My favorite way to enjoy strawberries is with sugar and cream.
These are gifts from a friend...cranberry orange muffins from a mix: Krusteaz They were just the best things!
I have a small peony bush and how I love that week of blooming peonies. It is winding down these days.
Thank you for stopping by. I am using all my powers of restraint to keep my mouth shut. ;>