Monday, May 13, 2013


A work in progress.
The old barn is becoming a garden.
I built a gate.
Yep! All by myself.
Every part of it is repurposed
except for a few random screws.
I even used the screws from the ski bindings
where I could.
The hinges were part of the old doors on the barn.
Wait till you see the latch.....
There are some bad@s$ roses in and around
this barn. I have trimmed them up
and tied them up
and cannot wait for their grand performance.
They are likely wild, but are thriving so
they are as high as the walls, and the hips
on them are BIG.
I wonder what color the blooms are?

Blooms 2013

Daffs from the yard,
those big doubles get heavy and fall over
I am forced to pick them!
This must be the year of the trillium,
they are abundant down by the Creek
this year.
The crab is getting ready to burst into blossom!
Purple Trillium.
Bad composure.
I tried several times to get the creek and the flower just how I wanted
No dice.
Breathe in.
Do you get that?
Oh My!
I love that smell.
There are bees too!


Mike started a detail in St. Maries, Idaho in January.
He finished the first week of May.
These fotos are from his last day there.
I came down for the weekend starting on a Thusday.
I snapped these shots Saturday morning while I waited
for him to clean out his office.
His lodging was a one bedroom apartment
that has been converted into guest suites
this is the front yard, basically.
Gorgeous, eh?
It is gorgeous, but deceiving.
There is an ugly, industrial sort of parking lot
between the front door and this.
I just closed my eyes to that part!
It was gorgeous on those cold & frosty winter mornings too.

Full Moon

OK, so the full moon was two weeks ago
but I am just getting to the fotos.
Barb and I headed toward a certain Lake
with satchels full of goodies.
The snow stopped us from getting there
We had an alternate adventure,
found this new place,
a knoll with a brilliant view of the Cabinets,
and stumps for a perfect picnic.
(too bad the foto didn't turn out better!)