Happy Memorial Day to all my blogging friends! I remember the excitement of Memorial Day when I was a child. Our little town would have a parade & a little ceremony to remember the local veterans who gave their lives for our country. I don't think that happens much anymore. So many people now-a-days view the deaths of these brave men & women as "nothing." It's really a shame.
Well, it's good to be back even though I only last posted on Saturday morning. I had some computer issues which were finally resolved this morning, hallelujah : ) I will have to play catch-up with the blogs I follow to see what everyone has been up to.
Over the past 2 days my husband & I planted 6 trees, 3 bushes, & we replanted the 5 large Japanese variegated willow bushes into larger pots awaiting the landscapers to come work on our foundation area. Once again the central Kentucky tradesmen are a mystery to me. Those 3 contractors who said they'd come to give us an estimate for paving our driveway never showed up & never called to say they weren't coming. Two weeks ago when I talked with the landscaping company, the boss told me that he'd call me "at the beginning of the week" to schedule a time to do the work. I assumed that would've been the beginning of the following week, which was last week, but I guess I should have said "the beginning of what week exactly?" Sigh! If I don't hear from him by Wednesday I guess I'll have to give them a call.
Also yesterday I planned out my new garden & John dug it up to loosen the sod. I am now in the process of removing the sod, then I'll need to get some good soil & organic matter in there & then I can start planting! Here is a photo of the view from a bit beyond the back porch of where the garden will be ...
I am making this a butterfly garden & I'm really excited about it! I've been buying some plants which are indicated as plants that butterflies love : ) This is rather slow going though because our temps have been in the low 90s! It is way too early in the year for such hot weather. I hope this is just a fluke thing & not a premonition of what the summer is going to bring! We can only work outside in the mornings ... it's just way too hot after that.
I had mentioned on Saturday morning that I was going to pick a pattern & start in on some crafting but that didn't work out because of the computer issues. Maybe today : )
Once again I hope you are all having a great Memorial Day! Do remember to thank God for those brave men & women who gave their lives so that we could enjoy the freedoms we have today.