Monday, March 30, 2009
Ok, here is what I picked up, an ergonomically correct shovel, http://radiusgarden.com/, a brochure for Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge http://fws.gov/northeast/iroquois/, http://buffaloaudubon.com/ brochure for Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, http://gooseneckhillwaterfowlfarm.com/ , A copy of Upstate Gardeners' Journal http://email@example.com , containing classes, and events in the Rocherster, Buffalo, Syracuse areas, and ads for Nurseries in those areas.
I also picked up a pack of seeds for a perennial called Malva (Zebrina), I'm not sure if it will take over my yard, but it looks interesting. If anyone in this area is familiar with this plant please let me know .
Today it is snowing, ever so lightly, but it IS snowing. Just enough to let us know that it's too early to get out there and grow something. We're probably the last "zone" to get going, but when we do, it's shovels ready, and lawn mowers buzzing at the crack of dawn.
To amuse myself, or torture myself, yesterday I dragged my daughter, and husband to "Plantasia" a garden show, at an agricultural center.
Garden nurseries, landscapers, and textured concrete vendors displayed there wares, for the garden starved shoppers. A chance to ask a few questions about their dream plans, and pick up a few garden gadgets and trinkets. My daughter scooped up a ceder trellis, and three ceder plant containers, at a very reasonable price.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
bird condo started out as a "gift card box" for our daughter's wedding.
My husband's friend builds bird houses. He offered to make us one. I didn't ask, "how big?" How big can a bird house be? My friend painted it, and now my husband has converted it. I might get it put out this year, but I don't think so.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
This is the first painting I've done in a long, long time. I know the proportions are a bit off, and it has some other issues, but it makes me happy. It's hanging in the kitchen, so mostly only I can see it. The colors are rich, and feel good after a hard Northern winter.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Please read this entry revered, it will make more sense.
The photo with the ladder is where the plumber put the pipes for the shower, in that very wall.
Eventually the pipes were removed to the opposite wall, and that wall did become a half. What a waste of man hrs. and material.
As long as I'm talking about errors. Here's another one. That partition in the center of the picture was supposed to be a half wall in the master bath. I was assured it would be.
Monday, March 2, 2009
This is the FIRST construction error of a few. The fire place is in the center, and book cases were to go on the left and right, the only problem was is that they were to butt up to the wall on the left. "No problem," said the foreman. Our Sunday trips out to the construction site, left me concerned until Monday, (when I calmed down) so I could speak to the builder in a rational manner. *#@!
In March in Western New York, we don't officially welcome spring until the week after St. Patricks' Day. So we have a bit to go yet, but the days are longer and some are sunny.
Here are a few pictures of the house construction so we can bring us up in time.....
Under these concrete circles are a grid of drain pipes, and in the background you can see the chain link fencing that belongs to the neighbor behind us that I'd like to not see from my property.