Tuesday, May 20, 2008
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.