Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Lawns, Roses, and Snakes Oh My!

Stix n Brix
Clayton, NC

It’s been more of the same stuff the past few days. While I was at work, Gin cleared out our home office. It’s her domain.  It’s amazing how many cables, phone cords, etc. accumulate over the years.  After taking those bags to the dump, I picked up the weed whacker that had just been serviced and did some yard work.  After mowing, edging, and spraying weed killer, I washed the last bit of pollen and spider webs off the house and washed the windows.  The house looks real good from the outside.  First impressions only happen once.

As I was about to finish washing the windows, I saw a long black snake on the pine straw.  I must have bothered him.  He’s kinda thin but I’m sure that he’ll find plenty of food around our pond.  Gin took his picture a couple of days ago.  I don’t kill black snakes but I don’t kiss them either.

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The last bit of outside work for me was spraying the roses.  We have about a dozen bushes.  At one time, I doted over them.  Since we fell in love with rv’ing, they have been neglected.  When I was a kid, my folks had a rose garden and I enjoyed bringing Mom a fresh cut rose every few days.  A homegrown rose is so much more fragrant than a florist rose.  Needless to say, we have a half dozen red roses in a vase on the mantle right now.

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This weekend is my nephew’s wedding.  I did a post in February about how fate stepped in to his life.  I always find it interesting how couples get together.  My mom’s house will be full of family so we are taking Wanda so that we can have our own space.  Smudge will be more comfortable too.  Yep, she’s spoiled.

I want to welcome the most recent followers of this blog, Emery Nash and Brenda A.  They both have interesting blogs and hopefully, I can keep mine interesting also.

Thanks for dropping by, and enjoy each day of your life’s journey by finding beauty in the ordinary.


Merikay said...

I used to have a beautiful rose garden, but in the last few years the neighbors trees have gown up so far that they are in the shade now. The have really gone down hill and I don't care!

Travelwithwhippets said...

Yikes. I don't like snakes, especially if they sneak up on me.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Snakes! Why does it always have to be snakes!

Enjoy the wedding. Great idea bringing Wanda. Park her close by and you can crawl into her after the reception...

You need a break after all the house prep you're doing. Amazing all the work you do on the house for someone else to buy!

Sherry said...

Love your attitude about snakes. Me too. Black snakes are harmless andthey eat mice and other things I like less than snakes

Half dozen roses in my RV sounds great. Do you ship???


Happytrails said...

Beautiful roses but not so beautiful snake.

Laurie and George said...

Snakes are so good for the garden, but I'm not sure I really want one!

Robin said...

Tried looking up what kind of snake that is but couldn't find a good match. Do you know the name of it? By the way I hate snakes but was curious.

Nancy and Bill said...

Well, the house is really beginning to sparkle ;o))

I guess you will be putting it on the market soon. Hope the "good" snake finds a new place to visit while the buyers come looking.

Have fun at the Wedding Weekend!!

Happytrails said...

The roses are beautiful the snake not so much!!

Mike and Terri said...

Your roses are beautiful. Home grown roses really are much more fragrant than those from a florist, and they last longer too.

Gail and Rick said...

Oh my, is right! Thanks for the warning in the title :) I had to page down quickly hoping to miss the picture (I did) and still get the gist of your post :)

Looks like things are really coming together. When does the "BIG" sign go up?