Thursday, May 26, 2016

We've got sunshine!

All of a sudden, it's like summertime here and I can't get enough of the sun and warm air and flowers. I will not complain about the heat this summer (you can mark that down in your little black book)...absolutely not. It rained all last week and through Monday of this week. Why I wore a sweater all day Monday! Then Tuesday, the sun came back!

Our neighbor Fred brought us one last load of pine straw today. Actually, he raked this straw back during cold weather but has been holding it until my back was better. Ann kept telling me Fred had one more load of straw, but they were afraid I would get out and over-do it. How nice is that! They know me pretty well!

Okay, the long legged tower! is not pretty yet! but here's a sneak preview...

My playhouse, that's what this is! Good gosh, maybe I never grew up...except in size!

There were leftover pieces of 2 x 4's and Poppy said he would add a couple on each side of the long legs...but I've been thinking, (imagine that) and have come up with an idea. 

Grapevines! Weave grapevine in and out on each side, maybe half way up?? Does that sound pretty, and doable?  Granny Marigold mentioned using latticework, and we did look at the latticework in Lowes, but I got to thinking (again) and well, then I couldn't hang things from the little roof. So, this is it so far!

Better go get a few groceries. Hope to be back soon. Poppy is off tomorrow. That means shingles!! on the little tower!! Hopefully!

Oh, a kitty cat picture of the day...

Both Eli and Smokey were asleep on the bed here beside the computer. Smokey got up, stretched and yawned and snuggled down between Eli's tail and his back legs. 



  1. Those two are just so adorable! I'm a little worried about stability for the tower. Is it attached to something or dug into the ground to keep it from tipping over in a high wind? Don't want to see you go to a lot of work and then lose it.

  2. I think that perhaps some cross timbers would help the stability and would also help to support the grapevine. Eli and Smokey look so comfortable, snuggled up together.

  3. I am thrilled that your sunshine has returned and now I'm hoping the same will happen out here. Would you believe the furnace runs on and off all day and here we are almost June. I think I will also vow not to complain about the heat this summer. The older I get the more the cold bothers me.

    Any chance of a photo of your new curls? I've often wondered if you had naturally curly hair because they look so awesome in the few pictures that you post of yourself.

    Have a great rest of the week dear Henny!

  4. I too am thrilled for you that you are getting a little sunshine, we could certainly do with a little here. Those two are just adorable together, just makes me smile. Take care.

  5. Hi Henny - I'm just home from buying more plants for my new play area, too. lol I think your tower will look so cute when you are all done with it. I LOVE the clay birdhouse. How cute is that. You are right about not complaining about the heat this summer. I have already said the same thing. I don't think we'll ever forget how long the winter in Ontario was last year. Oh, that Smokey. What a sweet photo.

  6. That is precious of Smokey and Eli. I'm watching the long legged tower.

  7. I know the feeling! It rained most all last week here in North Carolina with temps dipping in the 40s. Finally we are back to spring temperatures and sunshine!

  8. It always feels so good when the rains go away and everything looks fresh and green. Don't overdo it though.

  9. Just look at the way Smokey is hugging Eli's back leg.
    And I think you've found the answer with grapevines - any chance of some grapes in the future?

  10. Oh Smokey and Eli, how cute! Are you talking a grapevine planted in the ground, or just pieces of dried vine? I'd go for the real thing, with the promise of something edible later in the year. You are teasing us with pictures of just the bottom half!

  11. Our sunshine comes and goes but it mostly rains. We are getting our rainy season a bit late, this year. Now you be careful spreading that pine straw around!

    Grace & Peace

  12. Someday you're going to have to accidentally tell us what pine straw is!

  13. Love the sweet pictures of Eli and Smokey! Don't overdo spreading your pine straw. Keep in mind how bad your back hurt.
    Love you!

  14. You just have fun with that tower, doing what pleases you. Smokey seems to be finding ways to please himself too.

  15. Look at those sweet little furry babies snuggled up together!!! So cute!

  16. I'm so glad to hear that your sunshine has arrived. I'm excited to see what your tower looks like when it's completed. The kitties look very comfortable. Have a great weekend.

  17. XX OO I love the photo of your sweet cat and dog.
    Have a fun weekend,

  18. How lovely! A playhouse!
    Aw, your pets are loving like you. I need a kitty.


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