Friday, April 9, 2010

Finally Friday!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday! It is a beautiful day and only going to get better for the weekend. You know what that means at my house.....Projects, lots of projects/ha

Work on landscaping around the pool continues;

This job has been rather slow...due to rain every couple of days. Wait on the dirt to dry out and then the rain comes again. It is compacting the dirt and making it pretty difficult to spread, (or so I hear, I'm not into the shoveling aspect)

I can't wait until the planting takes place....any suggestions? I need and would appreciate any suggestions you have. I want color, varied heights, hardy plants for full sunlight!

We are also getting new steps off the breezeway tomorrow. We had boulders and rocks which was ok for awhile but really not safe.

The bluebirds are very busy with their project of building a nest today. Look how he waits patiently with one twig in his mouth! I can't imagine how many trips it will take him to ready the nest with only one blade of grass at a time. They are so beautiful! I just love bluebirds!

If you aren't busy this weekend, drop by, I have extra shovels and rakes, or you can be in charge of the weedeater while I mow......

I hope you all have a warm, sunny weekend to get out and enjoy!



Deb said...

looks like a busy weekend ahead for you can't wait till you get it finished

Nancy's Notes said...

You do have a busy weekend planned, but it'll be just fantastic when it's all done! If I get a second, I'll drop by!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow--that pool area is going to be gorgeous, Nanny.... Talk to some real garden people --to get ideas. I'm sure they can tell you which plants do well in sunlight... Keep us posted...

Good Luck with the new steps also... AND--I'm so happy that your Bluebirds are getting ready to nest.... Right now, I'm having trouble with Chickadees trying to take over the Bluebird nest... Darn!!!

Have a great weekend.

grammy said...

How beautiful that will be
and lots of work (o:
You will need to research the plants
we have made the mistakes of planting things that got to big or were thorny...we were not good at this (o:
Love those birds and the one blade of grass
I love that Life is a beach picture. Would like to have a print like that on the wall (o:

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, that is going to be stunning with the flower bed surrounding the pool... looking out over the other water... piece of heaven.

linda said...

I can't wait to see your pool area all done and finished. I know it'll be beautiful. Everytime I see your property I get jealous. I want to live where I can have a water view in the worst way! Hopefully someday!

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Those bird shots are so cute! Heheheee

Whatever plants/trees/shrubbery you decide on should probably be researched to make sure the roots don't grow thru or mess up the pool or concrete. Be careful

theUngourmet said...

I love bluebirds too and I would most definitely come over and help but you are just too darn far away! ;)

Bri said...

Big project you have going there! Great to find your blog; I will follow it. I've found some cool blogs today and am pleased with the new friends I'm 'meeting'.
Best of luck on the construction! Can't wait to see the finished project~

Julie Harward said...

I hope we get some warm and's to snow tonight! Looks like a very nice pool..that will be so fun for you! :D

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Wow, a swimming pool... sigh.... and a FLOWER bed around it, sounds and will be fantastic! That cute little BLUE bird is so so beautiful, wish we had them over here too!

Have a wonderful next week. xo

Tasha said...

Your pool area will look great when it's finished! I hope you have nice weather so you can work on it more! Those bluebird pics are so cute!