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puzzle pieces

Monday, July 25, 2011

backyard finds

There's a lot of work to be done around this place.
Example #1: 
I still have construction stairs braced on my front porch.
~It's been 5 years since I moved in.~
(I'll hold back more comments on THIS matter. I tend to go off on a tangent.)


And that's just one thing.
Let's not talk about mud sidewalks that have yet to hold concrete...or....
(oh! never mind!)


I DO love the other parts though.
Remember the "barrel of fun"?
The "birdhouse neighbors"?


And now I have these kinds of things popping up in every direction:

It's a good thing to keep your focus on the positive.
(As long as you don't fall in my mud walk~way.
Oh....and please be careful when you walk up those braced steps!)


39 comments:

Tammy said...

A lovely boquet:)

Deb said...

beautiful flowers..I can overlook the other...I live at a place like that also....almost finished...partially started projects...I won't even go there....

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Way to focus on the positive! Very beautiful and cheerful flowers! :)

Mike said...

Love the pics. I try hard not to start projects so I don't end up with half finished ones :-).

TexWisGirl said...

LOL! silly girl!

Jack said...

Very nice, Dawn. We both did flowers today.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Flowers always seem to make things better. Your photos are beautiful.

Randy said...

What beautiful blooms you have there! Lucky you.

darlin said...

Dawn at least you planted your flowers, when there's beauty to admire the rest doesn't seem to matter quite as much. All in good time the rest will get done, just call a handyman for an estimate and see how fast people start moving around your place! lol

Farmchick said...

We are the same here...always something that needs attention around the house/farm.

Slamdunk said...

Those flowers look wonderful.

We finally got our back steps redone--so there is hope. It will happen and all the frustration will be a distant memory.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

There's always tomorrow for projects. The flowers are short-lived. :)

Debbie said...

i love hunny do lists...hunny dosen't love them quite as much!!

your flowers are gorgeous, that purple rose?? really caught my eye.

i have to remember to plant dasies, i don't have any!!!

Cat said...

ahhhhhh
summer
I have been a Martha this past month...my Mary is suffering!

love and light

Brandy Marie said...

Good to know I am not the only Wife around that has a partially started or half-ways/half-a**ed done. Ugh* You know how to light the fire? Tell him your gonna do it yourself, mine gets to moving so fast. Miraculously its done. ;) Lovely garden dear. I love love your deep purple-pink roses :) _B

wayne15575 said...

I've come to the realization that summer time is nothing more then one long "honey do list."

Can't wait until fall so I can get some rest.

Allison said...

Seriously! While we have nothing like that to take care of, the weeds in our garden are a mile high. As in ....higher than the corn!

Joe said...

Glad I'm not the only one with a looong "To Do" list :).

Buttons said...

Dawn I hear you on this one. Beautiful flowers. B

Richard said...

You really take wonderful pictures Dawn, and you did it without any help from Tony Orlando,just kidding. Great job. Richard from Amish Stories.

Leah J. Utas said...

Change is ongoing. Pretty flowers.

Clint said...

Gorgeous.

Out on the prairie said...

I love that nastursium, I didn't put any in this year.I had a temporary step for a few years until my preganant wife slid off it. Funny how things get put off and can be fixed in a jiffy.

Zuly said...

Fotos preciosas...las flores son bellas.
Un abrazo desde Costa Rica,
Zuly Castillo

Fit With Flash said...

way to play the glad game, chica! those flowers are sooo pretty!

Lynette said...

Lovely inspiring post. Somebody once said to me: "Don't let the mud on your shoes get to your heart." So true.

Farm Girl said...

When we were building, everyone somehow overlooked that we needed a cement driveway and not one with dirt, nor did we have a sidewalk to the front of the house.
My husband sold the travel trailer to get the money or I might still have been on dirt and mud. :)
My thinking was I would be happier with a driveway and a side walk.
I think I was too, So much easier to clean.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Your flowers are gorgeous!

mountain mama said...

you may not have sturdy steps but the flowers in your yard are beautiful. :)

Jacob said...

I'm not saying I'm klutzy but I'd probably be watching the flowers and trip on the steps. Then I'd end up in a box with flowers on top. Sheesh!

Val said...

These blooms make my heart happy!

Saz said...

Wow Dawn! These photo's are stunning. The flowers are so gorgeous!! It's funny how we tend to think about what needs doing, then just never really get round to it.

Jeff said...

The flowers are beautiful--and focusing on the beautiful makes the other seem not so bad. Have a great day--I'm off to Mongolia in a bit :)

Peter said...

Own a house - never out of the hardware store. Looks like you are taking time to smell the... flowers.

Richard said...

Dawn what kind of camera are you using if i may ask?. The images are so clear and sharp. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa

Samantha said...

There are always 45 million projects under way...keep breathing deep and looking at the flowers! ;)

Gail said...

Simply beautiful!!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I would be embarrassed if I showed the things that never was finished at my house....I try to show the positive parts of my yard??

madrassi said...

Beautiful Dawn. Loved those flowers.