Monday, May 11, 2015

One last walkway...



My husband started on the last walkway project for the front yard a few weeks ago. This one will join the main path and wind around one of the front flower beds to what will become the shade garden.


Emily is convinced that all of these walkways are just for her and has been helping out.


Progress...



As you can see, he has started to turn the corner, though he still has a quite a bit of cutting to do. Still, it won’t be long until it’s done, which will make Miss Emily happy. She always uses these brick pathways to walk from one part of the yard to another.


When he’s finished, I’ll share more photos of our ongoing yard renovation.
Wishing all of you a lovely day...

Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day...


Happy Mother’s Day! To all of the moms out there, whether you are of the more traditional variety or your babies are four-legged like mine, I hope your day is filled with flowers and fun and lots of love.
In honor of this day, I’d like to share a photo with you of my grandmother, who passed away earlier this year. I was named after her, and she was a huge influence on my life in the best possible way.
This is her after she graduated and became a registered nurse. “I was a dish in my day,” she told me once, and as you can see, that was indeed true. She was truly the matriarch of our family and is missed by everyone.
Happy Mother’s Day, Gram.


Wishing everyone a lovely day...

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Surprise strawberries...


I was poking around in a flower bed in front of my house the other day when something caught my eye. My first thought was, “That’s a strawberry.” My second thought was, “That’s impossible.” But it seems it’s not, as a closer look proved.
I have no idea how it got there, but there is indeed a little strawberry plant (at least, it looks like a strawberry to me, but perhaps it’s another type of red berry) growing in my flower bed. It has found itself a little home right along the edge, among the rock border.


Of course, there are only a couple of berries, but still ~ what a lovely surprise.


 Wishing all of you a wonderful day, full of surprises...

Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully