What Long Weekends Mean to Me, By Stephanie

24 05 2009

Long weekends basically mean demanding physical labor without the reward of getting a paycheck.
Oh, sure, the accolades come with a WONDERFUL night’s sleep and the prettiness of a garden/yard that doesn’t lodge red barbs into the fleshy parts of ones skin, but the paaaaaiiiiiinnnnn.

Let’s take Exhibit A.
The Flower Boxes.

(you may recall last year, when I opted to rearrange 90% of my garden)

Overgrown #1

Overgrown #1

Overgorwn #2

Overgrown #2

We’re pretty civil about yard work.
I want the flowers, so I am charged to take care of them.
Or  not, as the photos above show.
3 liters of water and two contractor bags later…

Breathing Room

Breathing Room

Much Better

Much Better

Now the weeds have so much more room to grow!

Exhibit B.
The Pond.

The New Mrs. has been very good in his time off and has done a crapload of work around the house/yard.
One of his tasks was to even out the pond bed and fill the mole holes.
So, while these are “pre” pictures, they’re not totally accurate as he did about two days of work before this.

Slate work/turtle

Slate work/turtle

Minimum Landscaping

Minimum Landscaping

And about $55 in plants later…

Slate and Turtle and flowers!

Slate and Turtle and flowers!

Maximum Minimum Landscaping

Maximum Minimum Landscaping

A Plant that Isn't Pink or Purple

A Plant that Isn't Pink or Purple

And before I leave you with a number of other photos of plant life which will probably be dead soon from my lack of care, here is Bailey and her friend next door, Elle.

Commander Bailey was wounded in battle....

Commander Bailey was wounded in battle....

Elle likes to run away from you.

Elle likes to run away from you.

And now, random flowerness.

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11 responses

24 05 2009
daffy

Wow you guys are working hard! I’ve been gardenng this morning. The weather here today is glorious! Really! ;o)
The dogs look cute but I have a soft spot for Baily!

25 05 2009
Stephanie of Stopbouncing

Bailey sends you kisses! The northern hemisphere must know it’s summertime!

24 05 2009
Tucker The Much-Better-Than-Dennis Vizsla

The yard is looking quite good — you’ve obviously put a lot of work into it.

24 05 2009
connie

Ummm…wouldn’t you enjoy a road trip to the south. We like hard workers!
Everything looks lovely Bouncy!

25 05 2009
Stephanie of Stopbouncing

I would enjoy a trip to the south, but only for sweet tea and BBQ chicken… the line between “long weekend” and “vacation” is a bit blurry.

24 05 2009
morethananelectrician

My theory is to pave it all and paint it green…maybe an indoor/outdoor carpet.

25 05 2009
Stephanie of Stopbouncing

holy crap, the time and money that would save us…

25 05 2009
sas

garden is very very pretty 🙂
well done you!

25 05 2009
Tony

You have a nice big yard & all the hard work paid off, it looks beautiful. Congratulations on a good job, well done.

25 05 2009
Tony

Looks like Bailey did a top job too as backyard supervisor.
Dixie is my backyard project Manager, she is a hard task master

26 05 2009
thedailydish

WOW – so pretty!! Great job, both of you!!

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