Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Water features and WEEDS!

Hello dear friends!

This is why I have been absent the past couple of days...

When we bought our home last year we were excited about the beautiful water feature that runs along the North side of the property....

However, with Spring, come the weeds...and all kinds of brown and green things growing in the little puddle at the top and the slightly larger puddle at the bottom...uck!!
Oh, and did I mention the frogs?  What a serenade we are treated to every night! 

So we have all been out weeding with the little ones, cutting back pampas grass, and watching an entire pickup bed of weeds be trollied off to the yard waste site (With much satisfaction I might add!)

Still tons and tons more to do, but I have rolled up my sleeves and am dedicated to getting it all in order!
There is a lot of plant cataloguing to do yet, so we know exactly what we are about, and can plan what to remove, what to thin out, what to add, etc.  It is very exciting but yikes! there is a lot to do!!

When the mountain is out, (Mt Baker, above) you can see her clearly centered over the red arch that is at the top of the lower puddle.  You can also catch a bit of the sound in front too!  It is quite something to sip a hot cuppa tea and just take her in!

Hope you enjoyed seeing a bit more of our home ~ I will be around soon to check out what you have all been up to, I promise!

S m i l e s



Rebecca Anthony said...

Wow, what an incredible view! Your little oasis is coming along beautifully and you are so lucky to have lot's of little ones to help with the weeds(O: That's an amazing feature along the side of your property, I know you will enjoy it(O: I can imagine sitting with a cup of tea watching the view is a real treat! Enjoy my friend!

craftattack said...

You are creating a beautiful garden, and what a lovely view you have! Enjoy! Valerie

Beth Niquette said...

What an incredibly beautiful yard you have! I love this water feature! How blessed you are to have such a thing in your own back yard! lol It will be beautiful as summer approaches. I hope you post more as spring commences--I'd love to see what it looks like as you work on it more.

Heather said...

WOW, you are soooooo lucky to live there! what a view...i can just imagine how peaceful and gorgeous your surroundings are!
I don't like weeds either! Thanks for shairng these beautiful pictures of your world!
I LOVE the new blog background and colors! great stuff.
i emailed you! xo

Tammie said...

Life can be such a mix, Yea a water feature, oh Frogs that make lots of sound. Impressive what you and your family have accomplished together. It looks wonderful to me and your views, wow wow! Wishing you a lovely garden!

Amalia K said...

Yikes! Weeds in your zen garden? That's a no-no! Although I can't imagine the hard labor you had to work up to get those things out. Well, Mama is a strong one, isn't she? :D

Sorry for not being here lately, my friend. You've done some pretty amazing work and I just had a fantastic time looking at each one I've missed.

Now, a bloggy baby shower? What a phenomenal idea! Hahahaa! oxx

SaraLynn said...

Oh my goodness, you have the most STUNNING garden! :drools: I would not have guessed this was your home - a resort, maybe - unless you had said so!

EVA said...


I know I will be in for a LOT of weeding soon. Lucky you that your family helps you - that never seems to happen for me.

It looks like a fabulous yard and garden.

art2cee2 said...

You do have a beautiful view. Enjoy your yard work! :-)