Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Springing into Action

Woo-Hoo! We finally have a warm, dry day. It's not windy or nothin'!!! I know there are quite a few of you that have already seen the beginnings of Spring. It's really too early for me to be bragging. But hey, I'm on a blog roll, so why not? And is it really bragging if what I am about to show has nothing to do with me? Nuh-uh! No, absolutely nothing! Notta...zilch! I didn't lay one finger or hand on any of it. I didn't even offer a glove to either hand that was plotting and planting it. Actually, he would probably have my head on a platter if he knew I was showing any of it before it took shape...but he's not here and he never looks at my blogs. What he doesn't know, won't hurt him. Right?...So I will forge on with what I started. Bear in mind that we have had cold & wet weather. Our yard dried out enough that last night he was able to mow grass and knock down the dandelions. They were getting so tall that it looked like our dog was going potty in the jungle.

Also, bear in mind that I do not know the names of any of the plants or trees that we have. I'm going to try not to unveil too much until he gets it the way he wants it (because there are still more things to plant and arrange). Really right now it looks kind of sad. But if he gets as much time to play in the dirt as he did a few years ago, it will look pretty awesome. When it comes to landscaping, the past 2 years have not been his shining moment of glory because he uprooted a lot of our trees & plants to re-landscape and level out. Whatever that means! He hauled in more dirt and every time grass would start sprouting...he would haul in more dirt. So our backyard consisted mostly of dirt for that season---It was so sad and desperate looking!! That's why I'm ecstatic about a few green leaves and what-not. We no longer have to water dirt and make believe!

This tree will get full and turn a bright red. Then it's leaves will become light and feathery. They will turn charcoal in color. It actually looks like smoke is hovering around it. Hence the name: Smoke Tree.

This bush is up by our house. It's another one that does some pretty amazing metamorphosis as the season progresses. I don't know what all he has planned for this garden, but he usually changes it up every season. Now if we could just keep our daughter from accidentally "parking" her car in any of it.

I Don't know what it is. But it's pretty, right?

This is one he has in one of his gardens in our backyard. Look! It's trying to do it's thing.

OK. That's enough for now. I'm beginning to feel ashamed of myself for prying into his private work before it is completed or it has time to come into it's beauty. But will I delete this post? Heavens NO! Let's just keep it between ourselves, shall we?


  1. The photos look great.
    We have had such wind lately - I've been chasing my laundry all over the yard!

  2. I think our neighbor has this same kind of bush.. a smoke tree. Hers is not blooming yet though. I'll have to pay attention to see when it does!
    I bet you are glad to have a yard back. :-) That greenish yellow ground cover stuff is very pretty.