Yesterday my blog friend Gracie from "One Saylor's Log" and I met for lunch. We have so much in common and it's SO nice to be able to discuss blogging with someone who actually cares. :-) Most people really don't get blogging and why we do it and what we get out of it. But another blogger does! I've only been blogging for 2 years and have learned a lot the hard way. Gracie is a newer blogger and brought a written list of questions to ask me. It was fun to share some of the knowledge I've gleaned along the way. We chatted long after lunch was finished. A nice time.
I went shopping afterwards and got new area rugs for the kitchen and master bathroom. I enjoyed driving home in the sunshine. I've meant to stop and take a photo of our local dragon to share with you and this seemed like the perfect day to do so. There is a Job Corps which is a vocational training center for disadvantaged youths in Springdale, the little town at the bottom of the road that goes in front of our farm place. The kids made this statue in welding classes. It replaced the rather dubious statue they had before of a naked woman holding up the Earth. :-) Do you like him?When I arrived home I was THRILLED to see that Dayle was moving the chicken house to the new location we had decided on. He began cleaning it up last evening and plans to paint it barn red with white trim. This time we're going to make their run like Fort Knox with all kinds of chicken wire reinforcements. I'll show you the project as we go along. I can't wait to get 3 or 4 new chickens! I want a Cuckoo Maran that lays dark brown "chocolate" eggs, and an Araucauna which lays mint green ones.
While I was outside giving Dayle my 2 cents worth on location and paint colors (grin) I snapped some photos of our flowering things in the yard. This rose is probably my all-time favorite - it's called "Double Delight" and my sister's MIL actually tested it for Jackson Perkins and was able to name it! It has visual beauty and the aroma is fruity and heavy - it's a perfect rose.
This is the pink one our son planted for us.. it's fragrant and beautiful, too. I so wish I knew it's name.
I'm blanking on this flower name.. hmmm.. but isn't it pretty? (ETA: It's an Alstroemeria - thanks blog friends!)
The hydrangea is getting prettier by the day! Do you see that Dayle mowed the weeds in the forest behind there? I like it!
The Astilbe is poofing out too.. it has a glorious aroma! I know this as I had my nose in it while I was pulling weeds and breaking off old flower heads to get this lovely "natural" photo of it. LOL!
The flowers are even more amazing up close!
We're enjoying a lazy, grey, cool day so far.. watching Pioneer Woman on the Food Network and starting to think about lunch. We had corn on the cob for dinner last night. :-) I think I'll work on the hat I'm making for my DIL later. Do you have any fun plans for the day or the week? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)