Friday, May 21, 2010


I have found that my motivation is about 85-90% affected by the weather!  This week has been absolutely gorgeous - sunny, warm, blue skies - beautiful weather!  As a result of the weather, I was so motivated to work outside.  Today, however, it is rainy and a bit cooler.  I'm not complaining about the rain - we really need it.  Yet, I feel like doing absolutely nothing today!  I guess I just need sunshine to be motivated - sounds like I need to move to Florida! 

Here are some of the things I did in my front yard this week:
We had a huge stump in our yard, so threw some dirt around it to make a mound.  It does not look like much work involved here, but believe me, it was - mulch to haul and spread, rocks to gather and place, and plants yet to be planted.  Lighthouse compliments of Dan's Outdoor Furniture - he's got some good stuff down there!

Some views of my porch:  the plants are small, but in a month, they will be lush and full.

 These dandelion stems are my enemies.  Two days after the yard has been mowed, they pop up and make the yard look bad.  I hate them - every last one!    BTW-yes, that is the kids' wading pool in the background - it was THAT warm yesterday!   I love love love summer.