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Friday, May 1, 2009
. . . completed yard work
Yes, I'm done, except for the regular mowing. . . everything is clean out, raked, put away, thrown away, given away, fixed up, painted and set up. My reward is getting to see the new peonies blooming. The pretty one above is the only bud on that particular tree peony so of course I had to take a picture of it. Two years ago there was a killing frost that nipped some of the tree peonies and they didn't bloom that year at all. Last year they were still recovering and didn't bloom very much. I hope they are getting healthier every year.
This little tree peony was planted just last year and this year it has many blooms and buds. Don't you love the yellow color? We have had rain almost every day this week, almost five inches since Sunday, so the garden is growing fast, as is the grass. Everything looks lush. The roses, regular peonies, and irises should bloom soon, too.
Of the eight houses on my cul de sac, four are or will be for sale this summer. One family is moving to a multi-million dollar home they are building just a few blocks away. Another family is moving to Colorado, and a couple who live in a third house are moving to Savannah. And there's me. And that doesn't include the foreclosure that sold a couple of months ago, bringing down everyone's house values because it counts as a comparable sale. I have the biggest and best back yard, but not everyone wants a big back yard or a beautiful garden. The exteriors are pretty much similar but the interiors are all over the place. . . from very formal to contemporary to traditional to hodge-podge. Guess which one is mine. Tomorrow is the Brookside Art Fair, and I'm hoping Betsy will go with me again this year. And it's First Friday in the Crossroad District and the Power & Light District tonight. And the Art-Bidz aution is tomorrow night. And the urban homes tour is Saturday and Sunday. Lots of stuff going on this weekend.