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Landscaping the Front

Okay so this is my neighbor’s yard (the landscape architect) where Clemmie is happily trolling around.   I hope someday our yard will look as good as his!   We have been hard at work this week trying to shape up our front yard and plant everything from the plan.  Here it is again…

My mom is in town so she has been helping me finish up the front garden bed, along with other projects.  Yesterday we spent many hours planting, moving rocks, and just generally organizing the front bed.  Thank you, Mom!!  I think it’s looking pretty good, and now I just hope I can keep things alive in this brutal heat!

Here are a couple pictures from the start of the project., before my mom came into town.

The large concrete rock that I pulled out of the bed.  Where do these things come from?!?

Today we finished up the last of the planting, and it looks great!  One of my neighbors offered their leftover landscaping stones so we removed the ones that I had put in and replaced them with nice stones that are cut in a rectangle shape.

I think the landscaping is pretty much complete, except for a few perennials that are no longer available and the annuals that I will add after the roof is complete.  I think they’re a little too delicate to have wood and shingles thrown onto them.

Here are some photos of the finished look.  (and of Kitty and Clemmie, our two sidekicks)

Our new tree, a Shumard Oak.

Now we can sit back and enjoy all the beautiful colors and textures!   The crepe myrtle should bloom within the next couple of weeks so that will give it a nice pop of bright red.  Hope you all have a great weekend!  :)



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The Snuggler

Our dog, Kitty, loves to snuggle.  Period.  She will snuggle anything that is around- human, stuffed animal, pillow, a t-shirt left out.  She likes to get really close to the item or person and then she turns around and backs herself up so she can get as close as possible, and then lays down.  Lately she has taken to snuggling our cat, Striper, who seems indifferent to the whole thing.   Striper likes to sleep on the guest bed during the day since that room is usually quiet and empty, but lately Kitty has been sneaking in there to cuddle up to her new best friend.  I took some photos of them this week at various times and thought they were pretty darn cute…

Those last two were definitely the back up and get as close as possible without annoying the cat too much.  They are definitely a good match for each other!   Hope you all have a great weekend!  xo  anne


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