Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Sunday, May 31, 2009

I'm almost back up to speed

Really truly, I have been trying to catch up. Coming down with this crud the day we returned from our vacation, has knocked me for a loop, and it has been a slow journey getting back to finding the energy to pull weeds, read all your blogs and even to catching up on household chores (which can wait anyway).
Earlier in the week I would take my little step stool out into the garden to sit on, as I pulled a few weeds, I managed to spend about an hour pulling weeds before having to rest, but now I can play around much longer. I cannot stand to stay in bed when the sun is shining and there are things to do out in the garden, so I promised my honey not to overdo it, and spent many happy hours in my garden this past week, doing a little work then resting and talking to the bunnies and birds as they came by.Some of the critters are becoming semi-tame and come quite close to where I sit, as they realize I won't harm them.

My dear friend, and partner in crime, I call her this because you know what trouble two women can get into together, when they go shopping at a garden center, was doing a cleanup around her garden, and decided I should have four of these cute bird houses. I had been wanting something to place on top of the fence posts around one of my flower gardens, so alternated them with small pots of hen & chicks.

I like the way the bird house is nestled in the fern.

Christmas came early to our house. I have mentioned before that my friend's husband owns a landscaping business, well, it so happened my friend was over at our house and received a call from her husband to stay here, as he was bringing a surprise. The surprise turned out to be a truckload of granite pieces of all colors, sizes and shapes, you know, the stuff left over from making kitchen counter tops, or floor tiles. Both Lorie and I looked at each other and grinned, oh! the possibilities, what are we going to use the granite for?

At first I thought about using some of the pieces as stepping stones in the garden, but decided they would be very slick to walk on when wet, so have started placing them around the Iris garden on the outside of my vegetable garden. I am sure I will come up with more ideas on how to utilize this lovely granite.


gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

You've gotten a lot done for just returning from a trip and being sick. I love the birdhouses and the granite pieces.
It's going to be nice for at least a few more days here, hard to believe isn't it? Don't overdo it! :)

ryan said...

that's a nice pile of granite. it looks like a good size for stacking into low edging. can't go wrong, whatever you do. enjoy.

Daphne said...

What a nice find. Granite is so pretty.

Outside In said...

Love the bird houses, and I like how you used some of the granite for edging.