Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer solstice - a day late

(click on pic then magnify for better detail)

I spent the solstice mowing all the lawns. Then, this morning after a brief shower (only .3"), I snapped a pic of the back since it was looking nice and tidy.

It's a good shot showing (from front to back) 7 of my 10 backyard beds:

A corner of the revamped birdbath bed (lower right), the brick bed (zins too short to show in this pic), the new crab bed, the arbor bed, the stump bed, the bee-forage ring bed and, barely visible unless you click on the pic and magnify, the 'wild' bed under the split-trunk maple back along the golf course.

The 3 beds not pictured are the veg bed, the fence bed and the wall bed (filled with tomatoes).

To put things into perspective, when I moved here there were only 2 features in the backyard: an area that they used for a firepit/burn area and a rectangular flower bed that was about 8 feet to the right of the current oval arbor bed. I turned the burn area into the veg bed, reshaped and moved that rectangular flower bed.

I've created all the rest. My garden equipment is getting a little shabby. Heck, I'm getting a little shabby! ;-D

Anyway, this morning's bit of rain settled the dust, but that was about all. Keep your fingers crossed we'll get some more. We need a good soaker. Gonna hit high 80s today and maybe 90 tomorrow. *pant*


  1. Kris, I love the long shot showing most everything. Your back yard looks very private and it is large enough the golfers wouldn't be a bother either. Sorry you got one of our little drizzles.

    I think we have a possibility of rain over the next few days. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

  2. Oho! So that was a 'Missouri rain' I got. LOL

    The new trees and shrubs I planted this year will really give me privacy over time. Every year the golf course cuts down, limbs up more border trees and shrubs so I figured I'd better start taking up the slack now.

    I'm hoping for rain for both of us...just no storm damage.


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