A couple of before and after pictures of the back yard taken........well, I think the top one was right before we redid it but the snow picture was the day of Dad's burial back in December. The last time it snowed here was in the 1970's.
Ha. If I didn't take pictures of my flowers or my cat, I'd have nothing for the blog. Well, I could show you Elizabeth I but there's been negative progress. (Fine. I couldn't stand it and I'd managed to knit the center motif off center so it had to be frogged. I am still not to where I was. Annoyingly.) (I am also currently resisting the urge to cast on for a pair of kilt hose.)
Just so you're all on notice, I'll act anyway I want to. I'm old enough. And there are too many good people who have been denied that privilege.
The first picture before the re-model highlights the winter-neglected old beds (which is going to happen every winter) and the barbeque collection on the old patio. The birdbath is barely visible right over one of the barbeques and the rock wall retainer to the left. (That was heck of fun. It used to circle the doughboy pool and one summer I took a sledgehammer to it. It was supposed to be for a flagstone pathway but plans and all that).
I might've taken the second picture for the snow but I also took it for the darling GINORMOUS lab that lives above us. See the "pony" at their glass door? And the broken plank in the fence? That was the pathway
for the cats between the yards and every once in awhile, the dog would put his head through the hold and say hi.They don't like the new fence. At all.
Is there a good show I'm missing on TV? I missed the first episode of Mad Men Sunday night but I do have it taped. I did watch Leverage though. Yes, it's sad but true. Leverage is more my cerebral style. And Burn Notice.
The Closer is back - I can't imagine Brenda as Chief of Police - what will Pope do? But it was fun seeing President Laura Roslin, er, I mean, Capt Raydor vet her.
I tried to watch Rizzoli and Isles but it was too derivative of Criminal Minds and Bones.Why are all the dysfunctional social women such fashion plates? You'd think they'd care even less than I do.
Warehouse 13 on Tuesdays, not that I've watched a full episode yet. Last ep I was busy making sure Hez didn't jump and than fall off of anything - she went to the vet and had to get a tooth pulled -the vet said she fought the medication and she was really, really woozy when she got home. As in falling down woozy. Do you think she would curl up and sleep it off? Of course not.
Eureka is back on Fridays but my taped first episode had no sound!! Grrr!
And that's the after the remodel and right as we planted the beds - look how small everything but the herb bed is! Big difference now. I love the curved walkway.
I might have to watch Burn Notice and finish up the latest *Harry Dresden book all by myself tonight-it's possible Hezekiah is so disgusted by the visit to the vet and the subsequent antibiotics that she's going to look for a nicer home.
Bet they won't have flowers like that there. The bush of flowers are sonatas - I think they're supposed to be thinned but I was afraid they wouldn't grow.....the piles on the walkway is the oregano harvest. I'm saving the pictures of the melons and the eggplant so you'll have something exciting to look forward to.
No picture of Hez - the latest one looks utterly adorable with her big drugged eyes but she was SO! MAD! at me that I don't want her to find out I snapped a picture while she was under the influence. She has a reputation to maintain, y know.
*Either Harry is on his last adventure or Jim Butcher is rebooting the series. (That is not a spoiler, it's speculation. I did kind of read the ending - it was late! and I had to know! but darn it, skipping around like that meant that it made no sense. It's probably a cliffhanger. [said sneeringly. I loathe cliffhangers] [but for Harry........anything.]