Friday, March 15, 2013

The many faces of Clarence hunting.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Spring in Georgia

For all of you suffering through the snowiest winter in a long time- I bring you to February in Georgia.
Now there is nothing special about forcing bulbs inside, but these are some amazing specimens if I do say so myself.

Here they are at the beginning of the week

And now at the end of the week.

Outside the birds are demanding that the birdhouses be cleaned and readied for them.

Driving around work I saw these beauties...

and in the parking lot of where I work...

And my desk* at work...

*The women I work with are crazy, one person received this for Valentine's Day but says she hates the smell and watching them die- so said I was welcome to them. So, don't mind if I do. I think they smell divine.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

We had the house powerwashed and then trim and doors painted- that white trim just pops. The door used to be white, but now... a beautiful green.

Little bit of a close up of the door
Clarence sleeping next to his friend

Made gingerbread cookies

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Here's why we did all that painting.

Step in a little closer...

Look to the right...

Look to the left...

Back behind you...

Friday, May 4, 2012

Updating the study. Painting it to match the living room (Still with the blue tape, hadn't quite finished the top edge. Electrician came and added the canned lights. It is so fantastically bright. Really incredible what 4 lights add.

Outside: This was earlier in the season.
Planting a few hazelnut trees on the hillside. Clarence helping with the gardening. 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Winter was so light this year, that it was easier to start the garden even earlier than usual.
Planted a Peony bush- so here is when it first budded and then in full flower.
Yes 1 single flower, but still!

This is the entire garden, this was before things really started blooming. That is thistle in the back right hand corner- it is now taller than I am. Some blue and orange birds have moved into the bird houses and the peoply bush is bottom left hand corner one.  But once we had that...

We thought we needed a raised bed to try and grow some tomatoes and cantelope. The plants are still up on the porch until the bed is really ready for them. We'll see how it goes.

This last one is Clarence helping water the plants. Again this was before the raised bed got put in.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

We got a dog!!

4 yrs, 70 lbs of love, full of heartworms and other infections.
I think the vet is having an addition put on his house! Not really, everyone at the office seems incredibly nice and generous.