On another note, my Swedish cousin Eva is setting me straight about how to change my blog name without having to go through all of the motions of setting up a whole new blog site. So, please bear with me while I muddle through this, with Eva the techno superstar, holding my hand! God it's great to have someone with some brains lookin' out for me!!!
No dyeing or quilting yet today....I have been busy pruning shrubs out front....doesn't it look better? Oh, you can't see it? Sorry...it really looks great! Hang on...just a sec! Phew, it's hot outside! I just ran out and snapped a few pics. Let's see if blogger will let me share them with you.
Yes! OK, this first one shows the house as you drive up the driveway. Behind the Japanese cut leaf maple and to the right of the four long vertical windows is our front door. There are two stacked stone sort of crescent-shaped walls along the front of the house. Their purpose is to hide the HVAC units. The shrubs in front of them had grown up so high that you couldn't even see the stonework!
Here is a bit better view of the front entryway, with that Japanese maple to our right. There are azaleas close to the walkway and then a very large Daphne Odora, which greets us with its great sweet scent in late winter. I pruned all of the azaleas...a no-no for so late in the summer as they have already set their buds for next Spring, but what's a girl to do? They had just gotten out of hand!!!
Our master bedroom is behind that sloping roofline to the right....I know, wierd house, isn't it?!!! Well, anyway, there is a very large Viburnum up against that wall, and it too had gotten a bit too large for its pantaloons, so I had to reprimand it as well with the lopping shears! It now knows just who is boss!!! The hangy-down branches in the foreground are from a river birch, which had also gotten a bit out of hand, so I got out the huge loppers on the extension pole and had a grand time giving it a good haircut! C has been gone all day and will be very impressed (I hope!) when he comes home and finds my handywork!!!I visited my Mom this afternoon and told her what I had been up to. She asked if I hadn't just done all of that pruning a month or so ago....YEP!!! But that's how things are here in Georgia in the summer!