a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Monday, July 8, 2013

Believing Green Will Return...

The brush pile grows 
On the west side
Lilacs are uncovered
Snowballs no longer hide
Paths are opened
Plants are thinned
We're needing rain 
To make green again
The raised bed holds three glads
Beneath the soil
The spring bulbs 
Are doing rehab.
Cone flowers feed the fly-bys
The rocks shade the skinks
Dry stacked rocks odd wood just lie
Space always grows, never shrinks.

Joining Two Shoes In Texas for her creative prompt this Tuesday. Join the fun.

24 comments:

Sandy said...

Gail,

You know that old time song, "I feel good" by James Brown. With all this work your doing those were the first words that hit my pea of a brain, lol........

I love what you've done the clearing to make paths, and adding more to your rock/flower garden.

Brian Miller said...

space always grows, never shrinks...smiles..the opposite of what most would think...sounds like a peaceful place to be...

Lynne said...

Love the green and love, love, love the rock wall side of your home. No wonder you have a passion for rocks! I am sending you a blog site . . .

Buttons said...

Hi Gail I would love to send you some of our rain if you look at the storm and rain in Toronto Canada last night , well we had the tail end of that storm. Needless to say our not cut hay field over my head is now flat. I have never seen so much rain as this year every other day. I will mail you some:) Take care I do hope you get that rain. Hug B

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You have some nice gardens there.

The Furry Gnome said...

You can have some our rain; we have buckets of it!

Sandra said...

my focus went straight to the rock wall behind the glads, is your house made of rock? i know how much you love rocks...here's hoping you get your rain soon....

McGuffy Ann said...

I was happy to see you did a TST post!
We have rain this year. After last year's drought I won't complain.

Farm Girl said...

Very nice and your place is just getting in ship shape.
I hope you get some rain soon.

Katidids said...

Beautiful! Every things looking so good. Our brush pile needs to be burnt off, its waaaay to large and I need the area for composting

abelle said...

This reminds me of that one part I have read in a book where all beautiful flowers in the garden have to be uprooted because they will make a new garden. It is like saying that in life, sometimes you have to let go of the beautiful things because better things will come to take its place.

Happy Two Shoes Tuesday ;o)

gsb said...

enjoyed this one...sort of a new beginning...excellent use of pictures and words.

Sandee said...

The cycle of life. New beginnings. Excellent read.

Have a terrific day. ☺

labbie1 said...

Still loving the stone of your house! Everything is sure shaping up! Looking good! Just stay away from the ticks okay? :)

Maggie May said...

It is always good to see what will withstand what ever the weather throws at the poor pants.
You have some lovely stonework.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Sue said...

I like your take on space growing rather than shrinking. Guess you must be an optimist at heart!

;)

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Everything is looking beautiful, you are doing a great job!
And even a poem about it, double win.
Lynne x

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I can feel the importance of how you feel when writing. Does that makes sense? Nice feeling to this..very observant.
:)Mona

Patricia said...

You certainly have done some hard work...and so worth it! Hope you get the rain you need...you can have a day or two of ours.

Josie Two Shoes said...

Gail, you do green with a master gardener's touch! I love all the interesting bits you've assembled to create such a wonderful space, a feast of green and small delights for eyes and soul, and yet it all looks so natural and unforced... obviously, the earth speaks to you! Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful post at Two Shoes Tuesday!

LindaG said...

You did a good job, Gail. :-)

Saucy Kodz said...

I think that is what I'll be singing all day today for it's now in my head "I feel Good" - yep, and I know the words. I think I will sing this on our walk this morning. I want to see the whole wall - is that possible. I love the rock wall - my small piles of rocks and various rock gardens wouldn't be enough to do this, but I keep bringing em home and always find a use for em. I have a fav stone Gail, that I found a long time ago on a rocky, rocky beach. Its got a cross right in the middle of it and is about the size of a nickel. I have always carried it with me. I must take a photo of it and mail to you. Bad flood in Toronto - really bad, streets and subway and fields, etc. I just heard from my friend who lives there and he is flying out for home (here) today. He lives in highrise with no power from flood. Nothing touched him but the darkness and no power - then the train derailment in Quebec and the thunderous explosions and almost atomic size explosions - a friend of mine sent me a clip. I shall try n send that too. Take care kiddo, hi to all, hug to Marcy and be patient, the rains will return to make everything green again. lol

Jim said...

I'd say that the cone flowers have the edge here, Nancy. My sister in Eastern Iowa has comlained about too much rain.

Rainy things aren't very evenly distributed, are they? I hope you get some soon. Your weather looks like Clear or Partly Cloudy for the next ten days.

I think Houston has been getting a little rain. I set the sprinklers and left for a bit.

I'm doing Josie's Two Shoes Tuesday this week but have a late start.
..

DesertHen said...

You've been busy! Things are shaping up nicely! Want me to do a rain dance for you? =)

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