Wednesday, March 10, 2010
~MY FRONT PORCH IS BLOOMING ...~
A Southern Daydreamer hosts this lovely activity..
My front porch...that Winter only touches lightly, and kisses goodby until next December rolls around. Native Californian's are not used to cold hard winters...and all I have is my memory of them from childhood.
I wished for cold and I wished for snow, and the quiet peacefulness that comes with it.. but it never came. So I visited and read about it..and looked at it..and that would have to do.
I didn't do anything all Winter on the porch and it really had begun to look neglected. So yesterday I began snipping here...and snipping there.. and favorite bunny began to be more noticeable
A couple of buckets of dead twigs and leaves and vines..and it began to look a bit better. A bit..
I will add flowers to the little wagon and under the fountain..but that's it. WOULD you just look?! I did good on this shot. I was trying to catch the Honey Bee but missed him. One of these days...I will take pictures like the big girls do. :) And you KNOW who you are out there! I am proud of this photo..it's the best I have done..little Bee or no little Bee! Wow..I must have hit a button of some kind. Made me smile when I saw it.
These flowers cover the entire front of our home. They get cut down to the very ground and in nothing flat they are back up...and seem to have been a great choice (by accident) for this hot dry area. That "Amend" works wonders!
A couple of ferns for the iron pot holders..and that should do it. I think! :)
Can you see them up there? The pot holders...all rusty from our fierce weather here in California?! I cannot tell a lie. I bought them in Missouri at a flea market on a vacation.
and he said nothing would grow there..never has in 45 years. Good old "Amend" and just look!
This was full of long grass and weeds and again Sweet Husband said nothing would grow. :):) But it did.
I didn't even get a chance to wear my new winter coat. Darn! And my new scarf!
However, The Mele got to wear hers!! NOT fair I tell you!
Maybe next Winter.
Love and hugs,