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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Beverly, The Miracle Worker

This is Marcy's back yard.  It used to be woods, before the tornado.  After almost two years, it is clearing out and turning into a masterpiece of landscape.  Meet Beverly, the landscaper, the labor crew, the miracle worker.
(I am really having trouble with the alignment.)
Marcy is able to step into her back yard
and enjoy the fruits of their combined labor.
Beverly clears a spot, Marcy plants and plants.  Tucked among these flowers are also early vegtables.
Snow peas, onions, lettuce and many early crops are already growing.
And the work goes on,
the debris disappears,
the beds are made.
This used to be fallen timber.  Den has recycled the wood for posts, the smaller stuff used in Marcy's fireplace and the rocks and dirt are reworked for more beautiful beds.
Taking a tour of all their work.
It is beautiful now with more beauty to come.

9 comments:

Rae said...

Those tulips are gorgeous. It sure takes lots of work and dedication to come back from such a horrible disaster. Looks like she is really making progress.

Lori E said...

Teamwork in a garden always yields the best results. Unless your teammate is the dog. Mind you mine is really good at grabbing the long roots and pulling them out of the dirt. I would never be able to pull them out myself.

Nora Ibsen said...

Sounds like it would be a wonderful job creating a garden out of turmoil. It looks like they are doing great work. Fantastic tulips! Seldom saw them that nice. Are you sure they are real?

Magaly Guerrero said...

Those tulips look amazing! I'm here sighing over and over, wishing I had that kind of space. Sigh!

Nezzy said...

I sure hand it to ya'll taking a disaster and turnin' it into beauty. The flowers are gorgeous!!! Yep, we still have many signs left from the tornadoes that went through a couple years ago. I have a fairly large bistro table top we never did locate! Heehehe...Gone With the Wind...sorry I couldn't help myself!

Have a beautiful Sunday Gail!!!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

nothing like recycling the land...beautiful.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wow, from destruction comes beauty. Through lots of hard work come the bounty. Looks lovely!


~Lisa

Pat said...

The silver lining to a nasty storm. The yard is coming along well and will be beautiful when it is totally done. A lot of hard work is being put into in and already the fruits of their labor is showing.

Saucy Kodz said...

I have never experienced the destruction of a tornado and from what I have seen on the news it is very devastating. You all are so fortunate to have family together, working together to rebuild and make beautiful gardens and flower beds. You mentioned rocks - I was just thinking of your love of rocks.:)

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