Tuesday, May 20, 2008

My Man...

Mother's Day is always enjoyable for me. I have just one request: to watch my man work in our yard, with his shirt off and a shovel in his hand. At least, I wrap it up under one request. And, I know I am not the only one who loves to see men at work.

This year I asked for a garden and a bird bath in our "bird garden". Let me tell ya, My Man delivered...He is truly going to have a hard time topping it!

My garden turned into lovely raised beds surrounded by pavers, which includes my clothesline. My bird bath became a little pond, fenced from the kiddos, big enough for a few large fish and some tadpoles. All of this happened over Mother's Day weekend AND we didn't buy anything for the hard scape! Everything you see in these pictures came from our yard. We scavenged for extra rock and pavers, used old fence pickets for the veggie beds and had an old pond liner from another pond we once had.

I spent this past weekend planting. When the sun began to go down, the moon rose and I continued along my merry way; plopping seeds and envisioning a garden where I snip here for my herbs and cut there for my peppers. This garden represents so many things for me...

Did I mention that Lance had been out of town, working in WY for 11 days, when he came home and plunged deep into this project? He spent his entire four days off working in our garden and then took off for another ten day tour in WY. I expect him home this weekend. I can't wait for him to see the garden planted and the fish comfortable in their new home. Yes, my man delivered. Every time I water the seeds and feed the fish, I am reminded of how much he loves me and how special our love is.

More photos of our weekend together.


creme brulee aka GH said...

hi myshell,

what a piece of work in these photos... and I don't mean Lance. (You get to wax poetic about your hubby, not me.)

Great work in the yard, folks.

I hope our front yard and major, time-consuming house reno comes out as well. And I hope my back straightens up real soon.

Thanks for positive comment re the cartoons, myshell, back at crunchy Shannon's blog. a picture IS worth a 1000 words on occasion.


Sunshine said...

Look totally gorgeous!!

Hazel Nut said...

I am so envious! The space you have and what you and Lance have done with it. Especially reusing materials you already had.
You are going to get so much enjoyment from this project - well done!

Going Crunchy said...

Where are pictures of what is coming up! Let us see! You've slacked on postings lately so I can only assume you are soaking up sunshine and garden love. Shan

Myshell... said...

Oh Shannon...I wish I had the time to post right now...so many posts brewing in my mind...soon, so very soon!
I will sum it up in one word: costumes. Lots of sewing costumes. I'll be somewhat back to normal after the June 7th dance recital. Can't wait to share all the fun happenings here; from a 4 yr old Bday to costumes to garden love to farmer market finds and more.....soon, I promise. I miss this space.