Sunday, May 17, 2009

Keeping Evansville Beautiful

My husbands company partnered with the Keep Evansville Beautiful organization. Saturday was the Great American Cleanup Day. We picked up litter along a city road. I could not believe the amount of cigarette butts we picked up! Here are a few photos of our day.
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There's Isaiah with the orange hat on. He helped clean out a clogged overflow drain.
Dennis doing a little manual labor



The Crew poses for a picture

All of us, except me because I'm taking the pictures, standing in front of the county road crew truck after filling several bags of trash.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

The Rains Came Down

...And the floods came up! Remember that song from Sunday School? It's what I'm signing today as I look out upon the river in my backyard! Here are some videos...


Part I
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Part II

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This is my second post of the day, so if you're just checking in, please click 'older posts' at the bottom of this post.

Heirloom Iris

So yesterday my good friend Stephanie took me to her Grandmother's farm in Kentucky. Grandmother loves gardening and flowers. She's in a nursing home now and told Stephanie to go and get what flowers are left on her property. The only thing we found were a few rose bushes, some lemon balm and irises. I took a few photos before we got all muddy digging the heirloom irises from the fertile farm ground.
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.The view from the farmhouse; Spectacular!






Grandpa's old tractor hidden in the barn



Stephanie and I split the irises between us, these are my bunch.
This is the side of my house. The white line is about where I'm going to be building my new flower bed. I'll try and get pictures of that when we do. I hope the rain holds off enough this weekend so we can get the work done!

Thanks again Stephanie!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Show Stoppers

I have a love/hate relationship with my Azeleas. I love them this time of the year. They are loaded with blooms, bursting with color and a site to behold. I hate them the rest of the year. They are leggy, green and boring. Don't tell them I said this, but I want to rip them all out and transplant them out on the creeks edge and redo all the landscaping around my deck. Until then, I will sit back and enjoy their beauty and so can you!