Sunday, July 30, 2017
July Goal Met...
Every year I have the same challenge. To trim my Whooley Thyme at the pond where we have a flagstone patio for sitting and sipping. Every year I let my Whooley Thyme grow and then blossom and the bees and moths have a feast. By the time I need to trim I honestly cannot see the flagstones. I forgot to take a before photo of the solid Whooley Thyme covering the flagstones
I have discovered by trial and error that my orange handled Fiskar scissors work the very best for me. I wonder if anyone has ever made a small Dremel type edge trimmer? I honestly need to begin cutting and then find the edges of the flagstone. This takes me so many hours I have truly lost count.
When I began a few weeks ago, I made it my goal to complete this task by the end of July. Ahh...with only one more day to fine tune some more areas I have completed my overwhelming task!
My hands and knees get lots of wear and tear...along with my back.
This area is underneath our chairs. We used to have nice teak benches but they wore out in the many seasons and elements we have here. I opted to get some very inexpensive chairs that are lightweight and easy to move and wash off. They are surprisingly comfortable.
This is the completed area that is at the pond. I had a brief thought of letting the Whooley Thyme just go and cover everything but I just love this trim and neat look so I had to do my trimming.
This is my view when sitting in my chair. I love to sit here and reflect on life and whatever else pops into my head. I also love to turn on the water spray over the pond and watch the amazing Dragonfly parade. Red, Blue, Gold, and Black and Yellow striped versions appear from seemingly nowhere.
Sitting here in the evening with a glass of wine is the perfect way to unwind from the day. Our pond was built by Mr. C after he went to pond college and it is the most wonderful thing ever!!! Thank you sweet Mr. C for your amazing engineering and building skills.
On the home front we have now gotten help with our lawn and we are bringing it up to snuff for the overall Home and Property offering. An update for you my friends...No one, Nobody, Nada, Zero showings even after all our upgrades and new agent listing. I feel we are being punished for living here in small town USA where there is next to no economic viability. We need someone like us twenty years ago to bring their bank accounts and live the dream of Peace and Calm in Beauty of this Great Land.
It is so hard to believe July 2017 is coming to an end. I welcome August as it is my very most favorite month. Heat and all! We are in for at least another week of triple digit heat. Happy Birthday to my Wonderful Daughter who has grown into an Amazing Woman. I am truly Blessed.
Summer Sunshine Smiles and Creative Bliss to each and every one of you my friends...<3