Sunday, May 19, 2013

a day in the life

Another day spent putzing around in the yard.  I had made plans with my sister to venture out so I didn't have a clear plan for today.  Then she bailed on me.  She'd already spent her four hours or so in the yard and was tired.  She gets up a lot earlier than I do and Sunday is even slower for us.

Now it was already too late in the day even for me to get started on some sort of major project and the unprecedented coolness of this May is starting to give way to our usual weather.  

I still have so much to do just in the gardens I have and still have a few plants to find permanent spots for but that all involves digging and I didn't feel like digging today I guess.  

So I spent the day flitting around from one task to another.  I was busy all day, coming in about 6, but I don't know exactly what I did.  I watered, I did some pruning, I repotted some succulents, I cleaned the evening primrose out of one part of a flower bed, I took some pictures, I cut some of the Easter lilies and brought them in.  

Oh, the house smells so good.  

I haven't been to the gym in weeks except for yoga every Friday morning.  I can get there for that.  I was going to go today but by 4, I still had a lot to do.  Ha.  I still have a lot to do but I wasn't ready to quit.  I consoled myself by telling me that I was still being very active.

Next weekend, the grandkids are coming out and the boy owes me some physical labor in the yard in return for the money to buy a new board for his skateboard so hopefully next Sunday we'll get a lot done.

Now the weekend is over and I need to get a sketch done tomorrow before we head into the city to finish this last commission.


  1. Looks like there's a lot of life in your garden at the moment! Love the spider -- what a web!

  2. Sounds like you figured out what to do with the day after all. I love these garden photos. The caterpillar is so cool but despite not being a fan of spiders, the web with the stabilimentum is just amazing. I thought it was on a dandelion seed head at first glance.

  3. Amazing photos! This year's weather has me behind in my yard. I too have a young one that owes me some work...hahaha... He seems to be busy right now???

  4. Yes. There is ALWAYS something to be done in the yard. It is one of my delights to putter about in it all day although with the heat returning, the pleasure wanes.
    Your yard is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

  5. Your pictures are fantastic...and it was nice to be included in your day!!
    Loved the spider one.
    So cool!
    Just make a list and start going through it....that way you won't be overwhelmed with stuff cramming in your head.
    Just saying

  6. really cool spider and its web! loved the lilies.

  7. Ah, I see you depend on those grandkids too! With all the physical stamina needed for the kind of work you do, I would take it easy the rest of the time.

  8. your photos are divine. sounds like you've been busy and then some with the installation and all. Looks beautiful in your garden.

  9. what a delicious post! I LOVE the spider with it's own zigzag attachment! NICE! Of course the opaque pod is divine- the caterpillar- Just lovely!

  10. Cone flowers! You are far ahead of DC in your season.

    I love hearing about days when you take it easy. They're few and far between. Bravo!

    The caterpillar photo is beautiful! They all are.

  11. I love the spiders web - beautiful!

  12. there is so much beauty going on in your yard!!

  13. Goodness, that first photo is amazing. What is it?

    ot that the others aren’t equally as good, but what is it? An insect in what?

  14. I loved the photo journey around your yard - lovely!

    I have all these plans for our yard & then by the time I get home from work I'm just pooped. The weekends aren't much better. Sigh.


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