Sunday, March 10, 2013

I'm pretty sure I can think of....

...eight hundred thousand miserable things I would rather be doing than raking, blowing, or walking on leaves!

But until that work is done, I can only look at projects that I've started and hope to finish.
After raking all the leaves maybe I'll drink enough beer to finish this  
bottle border.

And just relax and enjoy the early bloomers, like this pretty blue Speedwell!

Here's hoping your garden chores don't include a never ending leaf pile!

13 comments:

bunnits said...

Garden chores that don't include a never ending leaf pile...I can only wish.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Oh Eve, I do not envy your leaf raking, tis my least favorite outdoor project. Once completed however, such a since of satisfaction. What a creative idea, a bottle border, leave it to you to come up with this wonderful idea...Hugs, Julie.

Eve said...

I remember the days, years of having naer a leaf in my yard!
Those were the days. But sometimes ya got to put up with a little rain to enjoy the flowers!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, lordy! Is there any other kind of garden chore other than unending leaf piles?!?!?!? Our little leathery oak leaves are about to cover us up.

Jenny said...

The grass is always greener as they say. I envy you your trees Evie. Where I live here across the puddle, there are hardly any to be had, therfore minimal birds come to the garden. If I could beam myself over in a nano second, I'd give you and hand........I want a beer afterward too of course! (-; xx

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Don't I know about those leaves!! And I know someBODY that would be more than willing to drink a few beers to help you out with that border but he's out picking up sticks and limbs.. :)

Roy Norris said...

Strong winds are needed to blow them up the road Evie. Love the Speedwell.

Eve said...

Invite to all who want to help remove leaves...I'll buy the beer!!! Hahaha!
And Roy...the wind came blew some out and more in!!! Hahaha!

debsgarden said...

Hi Eve, Welcome back to the blogging world! I just spent a few minutes catching up on your recent posts. I love that birdhouse! I think it looks fantastic by the camellia bush. And good luck on completing the bottle border. I saw one on a garden tour last year, and it was nice, through I did wonder how many folks took how long to empty all the bottles! I thought spring was here, but this morning is FREEZING, literally. Can't put away the heavy coat just yet. And yes, I still have leaves to rake! Wishing you the best and Happy Spring, when it gets here! Deb

BilboWaggins said...

Your post and all the comments make me smile, I love raking up leaves. I don't see it as a chore but as a gathering of wonderful potential - sometimes to make leaf mould, some years to add directly to the compost heap (and I don't care if the experts say not to do it, the leaves rot down beautifully with the rest of the heap). Oh, and they're free too!

Trobairitz said...

I am glad you are back and blogging Eve.

I have missed you and your gorgeous photography.

Eve said...

Hi Deb, Bilbo...Trob!
Thanks Deb! Maybe we will now get some warmer weather! Ug what a long winter!
Bilbo, I agree about the free leaf fun however I'm surrounded! Here on the mountain I've got a little too much of a good thing! Ha ha!!!
Thank you Trob. Only one prob....my computer is down again!!!! Not a virus...but something inside had a melting prob of some sort! Hopefully it'll be up and running soon.

Lea said...

Beautiful Speedwell!
I think I have a worse problem - pine straw! It amamzes me to see it for sale in garden centers to be used as mulch, but when you try to give it away - nobody wants it!
Have a blessed day!
Lea
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