Saturday, August 25, 2007

Joseph Takes A Dive.

One for the money
Two for the show
Three to get ready
Four to go.
Here is our grandson Joseph showing his Mamaw & Pawpaw how he has learned to dive.
It was the first time we saw it so I guess he has been practicing in private ( With Mommy and brother Adam)
They learn so fast and grow up too fast as the years seem to be flying faster and faster as we age.
Summer is almost over and they are back in school so they can't come over as often now.
Soon it will be pool closing time again and I dread the winter that I hate more and more each year....

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

My Inside Hobby

When it gets too hot to work in my yard, I sit inside where it's cool and embroidery pillow cases. I give these as wedding gifts mostly, or to close friends.
With the temperature in the 100s lately I have finished these 5 pairs very quickly and as the heat lingers I will probably get more done....Madeline

Bigfoot Brigade

Here I am with my middle daughter and her 2 boys, Adam & Joseph.
We are all wearing a bigfoot "T" shirt designed by our son in law, their Dad.
The design won a contest and we all got freebies.
Click on picture to enlarge. Madeline

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Fish Pond is now Rock Garden

After the owls successfully cleaned out our fish pond, we decided to make it into a sunken rock garden. It wasn't as easy as it sounded. First I had to cut a drainage outlet and found several inches of muck in the bottom that had to be manually removed. Large rocks had to be man handled and I'm not the man I once was. After I removed the rubber liner, We had to devise a plan for the garden that would be easy to look at and easy to maintain. The large rocks had to be moved again and again to get the right look or something we could live with. We placed small river rock in the bottom over garden felt to give it a dry river bed look. We planted flowers in pockets between the large rocks on the walls and decorated with our abundant supply of garden ornaments. It will look better next year when we add more flowers. We rebuilt one corner with the liner intact where we have water irises planted. We miss the goldfish but this will be easier to maintain than the pond so maybe it's for the best.