Sunday, May 25, 2008

Big Night....and housepainting and gardening

We had a big night...our youngest graduated from high school. How does time fly by so quickly?! It seems like just yesterday we were walking her to grade school, and now she's a wonderful young woman. Here she is getting a hug from her brother after the ceremony.
Joe finished up the gable today and is moving down to the next level. Looking good! I sure wish whoever installed that vent had centered it.

Years ago I planted slender duetzia shrubs in the planter box in front of the porch. I love how it has matured and weeps over the front of the planter. Apparently Hawkeye thinks they smell good too! Or maybe there is a bunny in there.
We have some wild columbine growing here and there in our yard....it seeds freely and I like them popping up all over. Other gardeners who like their flowers to stay where they are put might not be so crazy about them. Thank goodness we have plants like these...I still don't have any annuals in the ground yet.
We've hung a hummingbird feeder near these since we usually see hummers feeding from them, but so far haven't seen a hummingbird.

10 comments:

Susie Harris said...

I am so in love with your house... Wish I could come over and just sit back in your garden and read a book. You are living in my dream house. Take care of it for me, smile.... Susie H

Michele said...

Congratulations to the graduate!! That's a great picture, and you must be so proud! Your daughter looks so happy, and she's a very pretty girl. Congrats again!

I love the plant you showed in the first pic...the one with your doggie's behind sticking out!! Your house is just lovely!

Michele
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Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh I love the flowers that seed themself. I love when something pops up on it's own. It's like a little present you weren't expecting.

Joanne

Cami said...

Your home is glorious. I'm transfixed by the colors! And congrats to your "baby". Time does fly...

Judy said...

Congratulations on your daughter graduating.
I can't get any hummingbirds to come, so I have given up. I love your slender duetzia shrubs. I have never seen them before.

Dot said...

Beautiful flowers...magazine quality! And, of course, I am gushing over "our" children. I LOVE those kids! The bathroom looks great, the house looks great...what are ya gonna do when it's all done?!

pedalpower said...

Done? What does that mean? LOL. I suppose I will lie in a hammock or sit on the porch and feel very satisfied while I sip my Coke and read magazines. That sounds nice!

Dawn said...

Congrats to your "baby" girl, I remember the first time I met her. It seems like yesterday but in reality she was just in grade school. How in the world does time go by so fast?!!!

Your flowers are beautiful, I love walking by your house and seeing whats new, I even walked up and smelled your lilacs one day, they are such a rich purple. I love them!!

Great job on the bathroom, it looks amazing!!

KJ said...

I love the detail work!!!

KJ

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