Jut a thought before I go to bed


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I’m always amazed by the people who stop in to visit me and where they are from.  And when I looked at the map today I had a thought:  The sun is almost always shining somewhere in the world when they stop in to visit.

Maybe it’s just me but you realize just how big the world is when you look at the map and think that thought.

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Saturday Afternoon


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The market run is done and my rose bed is all taken care of for this year.  It’s nice to get it done but it got me to thinking on how I really need to get rid of that cheap looking edging and replace it with some stone block and a cap.  Then I got to looking at the west side and how I could pull all of that rock out of the way, extend it another 3 – 4 feet (maybe a miter) and then I could put in a couple more roses.  Then all I would have to do is re-route the edging to the new stone, fill in what was rock with some dirt, seed and there ya have it.  Then I could repeat on the other side of the service door for even more roses or maybe even some hydrangea.

Then I got to thinking that I just added a huge new project to my “To Do List” and where was I going to gt the time to do that one?  Oh well.  There’s always next year I suppose.  I need to finish up with the list of things that I have to get done right now.

On that note, I’ll leave you with some shots of the blossoms off of my red crab apple trees.  Maybe I could plant a couple pinks to go with these trees that I have.

Saturday Morning


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So I’m sitting here sipping on a morning cup of coffee listening to the sounds of the jets flying overhead as they make their way into MSP.  It was cool out there when I woke up but the temps have risen steadily since then.  The birds are singing, traffic is light on the road out back and Miss Lily has found herself a spot of carpet that the sun is shining on.  It must have warmed that spot pretty good given how she is all curled up on it.

I have plenty of outside chores to get done this weekend:

  • Paint the block foundation on the south side of the house.
  • Plant my beans, pumpkins and a new crop of peas in the new bed.
  • I have to clean up and put away the heated bird bath.
  • There’s a run to the market.
  • Mulch to put down.
  • Weed and feed for the lawn.
  • And a few other things as well.

It’s going to be a busy weekend.  I have two little girls coming to see me and to spend the night.  I’ll have them help me plant but I’m sure they’ll want cheeseburgers and fries for supper and a fire in the pit after that so they can have some S’mores.  That may not be a bad idea.  It should be a beautiful night sky out tonight.