Good Friday morning..I had no intentions of blogging again today..but I had a very special and exciting thing happen to me yesterday..I was sitting on the couch after my work out eating my lunch and enjoying some of my recording programing..when there was a knock on the door that about scared us all..well the cats went scattering every which way and Tucker started barking..so I looked out the window and there were 2 ladies standing on the porch..I opened the door and they said they were from the Indianola Garden club and they put the "special garden" sign in my front yard!!!!! I was sooo hoping they would show up after all the work I did this year..and my wish came true..)
so I invited Marilyn (aka Woolie) and Darley in to take a peek at my halloween decor..Marilyn told me that she brings her granddaughter that lives 30 minutes away to my house every year and that she drives past my house all the time as she just lives up the road from me about a block away and Darley too lives about a block away..they both loved my home and loved how it was decorated and said I should be in a magazine..I wouldn't go that far as I don't think its that great as I have seen far more beautiful homes then mine..but I so loved the compliment anyway..its always nice to hear that someone loves your home..come on admit it...it makes your day..well we chatted for a while and I sent them both home with a jar of my nectarine jam..and then I set out to take photos of my special garden sign..
and the lights all aglow..I did put out this big retro pumpkin up by the front gate to greet our visitors this halloween..
and to show you that I did indeed bark more in the front around by the wheelbarrow to the driveway..and down the walkway to the front door..
I pulled out all the plants that were starting to grow in the driveway..they get mushed down by the truck and I wanted it simple and clean..
there is a black metal kitty keeping guard in front of the lawn mower but it was getting to dark for it to show up..
and I took out all the shasta daisies under the camilla tree and rebarked there too..and you can see the neighbors tree is letting loose her leaves..and I don't have to clean it up..although I still want too..its that muscle memory thing..I have done it for 17 years..so its hard not too..
I have a dahlia just wanting to bloom and I hope it does so I can see its beauty..it is late in blooming..
and I have a little primrose in bloom..I love these little beauties they are the first things to bloom in spring in my yard.. and I am still picking strawberries and eating them from the back yard..and they are good..is anyone else getting strawberries.this is really late in the season..but I am not complaining..its a nice treat..oh and this is the 3rd time I have gotten the "special garden sign"..once about 4 years after we moved here to our home and then again about 5 years ago..and this is the first "halloween" time for me and the gals said probably the last for the year....so I am one happy camper to say the least..it will also go in our "breeze" newsletter so folks can walk by and take a peek at the special garden..so this sign will be here for about 3-4 weeks...
some cute cat funnies to leave you with for the weekend.:) have a great weekend and enjoy the fall beauty that surrounds you;) thanks for stopping by and sharing in my joy today.:)