Friday, November 5, 2010

Pink Saturday - Fall addition III

Oh boy am I bushed tonight.  I have not been this tired in a long time.
Why you ask.  You know how it is fall
and winter is nearly here, well that means time to get the yard in order.
So that is what I did today.

My Pink Saturday post is going to be about some of what I did today and a pink rock.

We have been on our land for 5 years now, building the house
adding on and remodeling the inside (still in progress).
This year we put in some trees and flower beds 
and thanks to one of our neighbors we have a nice
carpet of leaves to put over the bare dirt, doesn't it look nice.

 I dug a new flower bed today, removed the icky dirt (if you can call it that) 
and filled the space with nice top soil, then covered it with some of those 
leaves, next spring I will dig it in and plant.
 I also put in some stepping stones today.
 Looking from a different direction, and down the valley
we live on the edge of the valley in the desert.
 My pink for today. 
This rock is about 18 inches long, by 10 inches wide and 10 inches thick
See the green running through it?  Isn't that cool?
 We found it up on the mountain, but we have alot of these around the 
property, but in much smaller sizes.  The green and pink rocks are common here.
Just one more picture of some work I did about a month ago
using native rock to border my lilacs, which are ready for winter (no leaves).

I hope I did not bore you to much, thank you so much for coming by.
Please visit Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound 
for more Pink Saturday blog posts.

May God bless you and your family.
Thank you Father for all that you provide for us.

Additional Note:   A friend who has been to my homestead commented;

That's looking great, Gail!  What will go in the new flower bed?

My reply, (which I though you might wonder also)

Thanks, Susan.  You of all people know what that space used to look like.  It is such a breath of fresh air to look out and have trees.  I am not sure just yet what I will put there, probably will move the Shasta daisies over to that bed and redo the bed they are struggling in right now (of course the grass hoppers have not helped them).  All I know is it has to be something pretty.  I want to add two more small beds along the edge and one more larger bed in the center (would like to do a strawberry bed) and then where all the leaves are, grass!  My hope is to have pretty flowers all along the edge.  We plan to put grass out front of the patio this next spring.......oh how wonderful it will be.  Gravel will stay out front and to the side of the greenhouse since that seems to be about our only parking area, though I'd love that to be grass also, but it is to convenient to park, was thinking on putting a hitching post out there to hitch ones steed to and put my windmill at one corner with sunflowers, it would be cute and reminds me of the old west. 


Char said...

Working in the dirt does wonders for the soul and the heart. It just makes you feel so good and also gives you the best sleep ever. I love seeing the redo and hope the pictures will continue to come to us. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Tami said...

Wow have you ever been busy!! You deserve a hot cup of tea and to put your feet up!
Great work..looks fantastic..Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

Nancy said...

I am just amazed by the expanse of the view! Happy Pink Saturday. Have a wonderful week!

Gracie Jewellery said...

Fabulous view! Can't wait to see your flower beds next spring. Happy Pink Saturday!

Self Sagacity said...

Wonderful picture and can't wait to see you plant the flowers in the bed. Happy PS>

Jeanne said...

Hello Gail, I have missed too many of your posts but I am trying to catch up. I know so well how much work it is to make flower beds and landscape a new home. Our mountain home did not have one bit of landscaping when we moved in. It has been 3 1/2 years and we are finally getting done. Your hard work will be wonderful when spring gets here. The rocks are gorgeous. We used lots of rocks too but none of them are as pretty as the ones you shared today. Your hard work will pay off. Now rest up and prepare for the upcoming holidays.
Warm hugs, Jeanne

Rebecca said...

What a lot of work-but I'm sure it will all be worth it!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I've visited beautiful Wyoming so I know what a challenge it can be to cultivate flowers there, but it looks like you are on your way to a beautiful garden! You've done a lot of hard work and it looks fantastic. I love the big sky views you have!

Happy Pink Weekend!

Donnie said...

It looks like another week of being late visiting for Pink Saturday. I loved the pink rock and I'm glad I was able to get by even for just a short stop. Have a great week.