Good news! There was a problem with blogger, well not so much with blogger, but with too many pictures. Google (I am thankful they offer blogger with photo storage for free to all of us humble wannabe writers who couldn't hold down a true writers job with a hammer and nails) has prescribed a certain amount (1026 mb) of photo storage per blogger. This would be a very proper amount if you didn't want to post more than 1026 mb of pictures. However, the photo glutton that I am, I have already posted more than that. So I had to do the fun job of deleting pictures from old posts to clear up room for this and future posts. (not fence posts like you see below, but blog posts) You can also buy more storage, but since I would rather spend that money on a new fence or maybe plants that will look nice next to a new fence, I decided not to do this.
Well, this is not my "lets all feel bad and tell our problems" time, I will tell you the good news. The photo storage locker it nearly empty and I have more photos to put in it. These are the latest pictures of our yard. The workmen will be back Monday morning and these will be out of date, but I'll put more on then.
In other news, I filled in the large hole that had been a blotch on the landscape for about 3 months now. All that is left is a shallow area (why is that when putting the dirt back, there is never enough?) and three dead spots in the grass. Soon, well after spring anyway, this will all be right as rain and I'll forgive and forget that it was there.
Last, but not least, I am planning some improvements to the back walkway. I used to have roses bordering the gravel walk, but as they died and turned wild, I am going to change it. My idea right now is to use clematis and climbing roses to form a tunnel over the walk. This is about a 4' or 5' wide and 9' long path and (unless I am mistaken, which happens quite a bit) should easily happen by building a structure with wire and pressure treated 4X4 posts to give the roses and clematis a framework to climb and cover with softly scented blooms. A place where as you stroll you can wander across the pale parabola of joy or perhaps to sniff the sibilant scented silence. In fact a 4' X 9' haven of happiness. Well, the project is already completed and beautiful in my minds eye, but I will now have to get down to the easy parts of clearing, buying, building, planting, fertilizing, watering, and watching.