Saturday, April 21, 2007
Photo Hunt Saturday - Steps
This week's theme is steps. AT first I thought about the pictures I had of the girls footsteps in the sand last summer, but then the sun dawned and the weather finally warmed up. That's right, spring has finally sprung for those of us in the Northeast. So much in fact, that the girls were digging out shorts today - on just day 2 of warm weather. It might have something to do with the fact that it rained the whole rest of the week, but whatever it is, we'll take it. Yesterday, I started tackling what proves to be a big time consuming project - yardwork. I had finished the road side of the house and the play yard. I raked out the flower gardens down the hill. As I sat halfway down the stone steps, I knew what I had to post.
Here is the view of the stonewalkway and steps leading up to the play yard and house. I've raked them once, but the monsoons, er recent rain washed some soil over them. I need to repair the retaining wall so it doesn't keep happening. That's Meenie in red and Moe right behind her coming down.
And this is the view to the lower back yard. Unfortunately, it's just a mass of leaves and trees and weeds. And flowers mixed in, which is what we were looking for, as I 'd like to transplant them into some beds as opposed to the middle of the yard. I hope to get this cleared this summer so we can play down here, but I doubt it will happen. You see, I can do all the yard work I want, bag it up and then that's it. The bags just sit there. Ihave asked numerous people to come and take them, and been told "yes" by numerous people, but they are still sitting there, one year later. I'm sure by now, I have enough leaf bags to surround the foundation and add an extra layer of insulation to the house!
Anyway, those are some stone steps in my yard, which I absolutely love. They add so much character to our little yard. We have one other spot with some steps as well.
While, your here, feel free to take a look around. I will be posting some pictures of some spring flowers on my 365 site as well later today. The link is on my sidebar!
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