..and this is the last time. Not that I wouldn't, but time is now running out.
A chore completed! Patient husband and I got to work and got it done. What a great feeling..AND it's great to find the roses I have been searching for. I did have to buy them online..but they got here fresh and I hope one day to enjoy them as I once did at my other home.
Not easy to see, but the arbor is UP...
See the pretty scrolling? I LOVE it! So sweet and my daughter was sweet to give it to me.
Those tiny metal brackets will be touched up.
The roses arrived and are now planted on either side of the arbor...and yes, I know they look puny, but one day (if the creek don't rise) they will cover this arbor and be lovely. People will stop their cars and gaze in AWE at the beauty of our roses. Ok, maybe I am being a wee dramatic..but, hey, it could happen. :)
"America" is the name, and they are climbers with large double blooms and smell so sweet.
As you can see...it is still a work in progress..the stones have to be laid in the area around the roses forming a sort of porch like area in front of the fence...and the pathway leading to the front of our home has to be completed...but it will happen. Just wait and see... :)
This is a (poor) photo of the arbor I had at my last home before it completely covered the top. I have photo's but I cannot locate them at this moment..but you can at least see the size of these roses. Can you sort of picture in your mind how it will look one day? I can.
So all done. Once again I am putting my heart into making this little house a home. We are always working at it...but now I know that in a LITERAL heart beat, it can all disappear. It has happened to me in the past...actually twice, but I have learned something valuable at this time of my life.
I understand how people persevere when all is suddenly gone..and how they can get back up and start all over again. Some may wonder why and how they can do it. But I KNOW how they can do it.
I know very, very well.
Like that little ant..that moved the rubber tree plant? I've got high hopes. :)
Love and hugs,