Hi Friends!! Mom went nutso with the flashy box yesterday – took tons of photos of the yard (before we get landscaping work done) and ME (I’m always the purrrfect photo subject….ahem) and the front yard and porch. Yes she went nuts………but I indulged her. She takes such good care of me I figured the least I could do is cooperate.
The backyard after 20 years is looking tired (like Mom is after taking care of it for 20 years) so a landscape architect is coming Friday to give us some ideas. Here’s how the back yard looks NOW (it may take a minute for all the photos to load!!!):
We have a BIG problem with erosion AND the back yard doesn’t have a “flat spot” where we can have our picnic table without propping the legs up on one end so it’s level……….Mom thinks a nice slate or paver patio………we’ll see what the landscape dude has to say.
Here is the front yard now – we don’t anticipate doing anything with it or the front of the house plantings but since she was flashy boxing herself silly, she took these.
AND – the highlight of the photo show of course – here are some updated photos of me……….I’m not quite as “gaunt” as I was when I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and began taking medication……….I’m still a couple of pounds down from what I was but I’m better off for it as my arthritis is so much better………..so there!
We had a beautiful day today – high of 73 instead of upper 80s as it has been……..it was Spring again……..it even brought out some of Mom Nature’s creatures that we could have done without seeing like the brown snake in my backyard for instance. Not poisonous but any snake is NOT a friend of mine or Mom’s. Thank heavens Mom had her flashlight and saw it because it was dark at 4:15 (of course) when we were out for my usual morning walk. You’d better believe we’ll make sure we ALWAYS have that flashlight from now on!!!!!! EEEEEK! It was only a couple of feet long but to my Mom they’re all 10 feet long and weigh 300 lbs. and would eat us in a minute. SHE HATES SNAKES. I’m not nuts about them either come to think of it.
That’s about it for my Thursday report! Exciting huh? HUH? I can’t hear you!!!!!
Hugs, Sammy the Snake Charmer