". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Back Yard Progress

I'm sure you're probably getting tired of all the boring "this is my life" stuff, but that's about all I have for you right now. Maybe one of these days my brain will kick back in.

Anyway, here was the view of our patio last month (complete with freshly planted grass seed and levitating beagle):

Here it is today.

Yep, it needs mowing. Trevor's on that. The plants you see at the front right corner of the patio will get transplanted today. Yay! Fresh vegetables and herbs are coming!

The nice thing about our house is that it faces east. So we get the morning sun, but in the evening the patio is naturally shaded. We are becoming very fond of our new patio for morning coffee and evening glasses of wine!

Here's a closer look. It needs more flowers, don't you think?


Anonymous said...

There's no need to fear! Underdog is here!

Gosh I hear that song when I see the "flying dog" picture

Melody said...

Flowers...yes! I'm learning a few things about that here. Don't "color-coordinate;" simply use things that will handle the hot summer. The colors will be riotous, and the flowers will look great. Also; think about the heights; plants really tall things, and plant really short things right up under them. Use the middle-height things, too. :)And look for things that have fragrance. Wish I'd taken more pictures of everyday gardens...