Saturday, May 22, 2010

This is where I've been spending most of my time lately I love my Gardens in the Country

With the break of pleasant and warm temperatures in Upstate New York I find myself out of the house and away from the dish pan, vacuum, broom and mop. Not that my hands found them all that often anyway, they would much rather grab a rack, shovel, rototiller and all the weeds that pop up and compete with the beautiful perennials that I've planted.

Also sadly I haven't had as much time to work in my Etsy shop or tweet with my twitter friends, but I will get better at multitasking and finding enough time to do at least those two things that  I enjoy.

Speaking of weeding, It's not that I enjoy the task but I'm a very competitive person and once I get started it's hard to stop. Yes, I compete with the weeds, sometimes I win and sometimes not so much.

 Someone once told me after I was complaining about what I had to do and what I wanted to do that "sometimes life just gets in the way" you know there is a lot of truth in that statement, Life really does get in the way.  Unless I make a conscious decision to do what I want to do, what I have to do always wins.  It's a constant tug-of-war between the 2 for me.

So lately I'd say within the past 10 months I've been trying to make what had to be done also what I wanted to do.  I get along with myself much better now. I can't say it always works out for me in a positive way every time but, when I'm enjoying what I'm doing it's a win - win for everyone involved.

I've Shown You this BBB (blue bottle bush) before but if you notice the Clematis is starting to grow and soon will overtake the stump and show off the beautiful double blossoms in a wonderful lavender color.

This old harvest table someone had put along side the road with a free sign on it, so of course I stopped and loaded it up and gave it new place to spend the rest of it life. It's the star of the show during the bonfire gathering. 

Awe, if you could only see the little gold fish that are now living in this pond, the Fish Fairy visited one day and dropped some off for me. Thank You, Jeanne.

And these are the twin Red Maple's we planted about 6 years ago now, they are loving the view.

And when the work is done or I'm just to exhausted to do anymore I will either sit or lay down in one of these 2 hammocks and be Oh, so grateful of the time I have and Thank God for the all his Glory.

Purple Martin House

Outside shower where I only get cooled off and wash the mud off my hands and feet during and after working in the garden. Oh yes and the compost bin, which I should have put more thought in the placement of both, if you know what I mean. 

Well there it is, now you know where I am when you can't find me. 
I hope you've enjoyed your visit.


Jamie said...

Wow! I'm so jealous. Your land is beautiful. I love the fountain. we hope to end up somewhere similar after the RV tour. Nice inspiration!

Lolo said...

I agree with Jamie, I am so jealous. You look like you are having the time of your life. By this time next year I know that will be me posting pictures of my new home and play area. Always enjoy it and love it.

Lolo said...

Hi Judy,
Forgot to leave you my blogspot.

Jamie Creason said...

Wow Judy!
I would spend all my time in a yard like that!! Especially the hammock area in general! Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing!


sewmeow said...

What a great area, and your iris/grass/pond/hammocks.....WONDERFUL! I don't blame you, I'd be outside too! Enjoy as much as possible before the snow hits

Denise said...

Love your blog. I put a link to it on my FB page, Looking forward to reading more posts!