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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

When you are given lemons, make lemonaid

In my last post I showed the picture of the tree that the snow badly damaged.  It was a Branford Pear tree that had been allowed to get way to big.  We ended up having it taken down and they left me a stump.  That is a pot on top with wave petunias planted.  I also am planting alot of ground cover plants along the roots and on the outside of that chain link fence.  It is to rough and rock to mow so I am making a garden that will only need a spray of water from time to time.  Have some small starts of ornimental grasses to plant, hen&chicken, and some others.  I will follow up later in the sumer when it actually looks like a garden.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Spring Snows do damage

This is what happens when you get 4 inches of wet snow in May!  This big tree had bloomed and was all leafed out.  Had the tree guy out yesterday and guess the whole thing is going to come down.  Always hate to see a tree go.  We were lucky it didn't fall on the fence. 
Saw my orthopedic guy for one last time (did I mention that he is a cutie?)  Anyway I have a couple more sessions of PT to finish, and my surgery is about all healed up on my upper arm and think I will be just fine.  Will always have some restriction with my shoulders but need to learn to not reach out away from by body when lifting anything and reaching behind me.  Hopefully I will remember to do the exercises they are teaching me to help strengthen the shoulder muscles.  I asked him about my thumbs hurting so much and he assured me it was "just" osteoarthritis.  It flairs up when I do to much hand work like I did last week wrapping alot of small rope to make my fabric baskets.  He said I could still do it but just not so much at a time.
Oh, did you say you would like to see one???  Well here it is.  This one is about 13 inches across and 2 inches deep.
I made a set of 4 mug rugs to match.  Not sure I can sell this one though as I sort of like it.  Have fabric left, maybe I could wrap some more.  TEE HEE  Now where is my heating pad?

Friday, May 03, 2013

Spring?? More like April Fools Day!

This is how I felt when I woke up this morning!  Here is a pic from our deck,  the big pots have wave petunias that I planted the other day,  now covered with coffee cans and bricks, oh, and 4 inches of snow!  We double covered the tomato plants so think we are OK.
That tree is actually still in bloom too!

This is a pic of a tree in the front yard that was totally leafed out so caught the snow and broke off several big limbs.  It will look pretty sad.

The last pic is of hubby pushing snow.  IF you click on the pic you can see the blooms on that tree.
Welcome spring huh?  But we are getting moisture and the winter wheat in the area looks really good.  Glad we got the yard all mowed about 4 days ago!

Thought for the day:  Creative clutter is better than idle neatness   (I think that sums up my life)