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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy 100!!!

This is my 100th post, and I have to say that I really admire my fellow bloggers who manage to post every day.  As much as I would like to emulate this, it seems that there are just days (sometimes days on end) that I can't get done everything that needs to be done.  But, I won't be too hard on myself, because I started this whole project to have fun, not make more work for myself.

So what have we been doing around here?  Scouts, scouts, and more scouts for starters; I'll be glad to give up some of the many hats I wear this fall, but I suppose I am just replacing that time with school, so I'll still be a busy gal.  The weather is grand, so I have been busy weeding, trimming, planting, and hauling (and spreading) what seems like endless bags of mulch.  I have my big pot of basil planted, varigated sage and thyme in the kitchen window box amongst the flowers, and containers of tomatoes and bell peppers planted.  We got the cluttered (scary) basement cleaned and sorted this past weekend, much to the consternation of our garbage man.  And finally, my dear friend Chris is starting a new organization to provide clothing to needy Hamilton school children, so we are busy getting this up and running; it's called The Caring Closet and I'll be sure to write about it more in the future.

So, if I'm not around for a few days, please don't think I've forgotten about you, I'll be back.  In the meantime, here are a few pictures- these were taken on 4/30 and things have grown even more since...
The narrow bed between the house and our service walk on the north side of the house.  You can't see it all, but the bed contains:  arborvitae, climbing hydrangea, azalea,  hosta, astilbe, day lily, peony, catmint, and since the photo was taken, impatiens.
The walk from our driveway that turns and leads to the front door.  What you can see here is arborvitae, catmint, daylily, groundcover sedum, iris, boxwood, and the sprouts of hardy purple mums.  The iris are now in full bloom, in a color very similar to the catmint, and the daylilies (Stella de Oro) have started opening their pretty yellow trumpets.
The "monster rose" (that I had cut back nearly to the ground back in March) is just about to burst into vibrant pink bloom just outside the front door.  I'll be sure to post another photo once it does.  That is a weeping pussy willow blocking the view.  we planted the willow to replace a white dogwood that we lost to a bad windstorm last year.

1 comment:

  1. On Facebook: Faith and Sandi "Like" this.

    On Facebook:
    Sandi said... congratulations Mary....I haven't even counted my posts...I think I have more than that. How long have do you have your blog? I opened it up last year but never posted anything until this February.
    May 4 at 4:18pm

    On Facebook:
    Casa En La Cocina said... I started it in October, but it was about Feb. for me as well before I was writing regularly (I lost a computer in there too)...I knew I was approaching 100 from the counter on my "dashboard."
    May 4 at 4:20pm

    On Facebook:
    Kelli said... Impressive! 100 posts! Congratulations!
    May 4 at 5:42pm


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