May 11, 2014

A Delightful Surprise!

Well, we finally got the new fence.  When we moved in, we knew the back fence would need to be replaced.  It was leaning, rotten, and propped up with poles and boards in several locations.  The boys, (My husband Michael and our new neighbor Milan) had it up in just two days!

I knew I wanted to carry the "Word" theme that we used inside the house, out into the garden and so instead of doing what I should have been doing on Saturday, I decided to paint a word!  You can read about it here:

To my delight, while working on the "word", I had a little visitor.  What is amazing is that in our tiny little yard, we have seen different creatures that we had never seen while living in the apartment which backed up to a huge wilderness area.  We have been visited by two lizards and today--a snake!  My husband ran into the house and got the camera and the little snake decided to hang around for a photo session.  Here he is:

Interestingly enough, we also learned that Garter snakes were long thought to be nonvenomous, but recent discoveries have revealed they do, in fact, produce a mild neurotoxic venom. Although they don;t have enough venom to kill humans; I am really glad we didn't attempt to pick this little guy up.

Another cool discovery!  Our only rose bush, the one that was almost dead when we moved in, has come back to life and it reaching for the stars!  Our best friend Deni, had trimmed all the dead growth way back when we first bought the home and to our amazement it is growing like the beanstalk in "Jack and the beanstock".

Michael took this picture while standing on a chair. 

And here is how the fence came out:

Sunday Morning Delight!  ....and yet another wonderful surprise--we have morning glories coming up next to the shed in the back.  The lady that lived here before we bought the home; must have had a beautiful garden.  Loveliness is popping up from no where after just one month of a little water and care.

 It is as if God strung these together with a strand of little white Christmas tree lights!  Look at that glow!

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