Saturday, April 25, 2015

Yard Working

Its so nice seeing Spring arrive.  Virginia is truly beautiful in the Spring.  The white dogwoods, pink redbuds, yellow forsythia, and all sorts of azaleas all in bloom all at once while the sun starts to warm the Earth. 

Over the last two years that we've lived here, we've done some work in the yard, but most of the work has centered around renovating the interior of the house. This year we're pretty much done with the house, and we can now set our sights on the yard.  One of the things that has bothered me are these sweet little bulbs that have been scattered around our small yard.


 And so are these.


Now, don't get me wrong, I do love these beauties.  However, after the flowers are gone, we're left with several large areas of weediness.  Very unattractive. 

All the daffodils are spent now, so this week, I'm going to dig up some of the bulbs and transplant them into flower beds, and the rest are headed for the compost.  Then we'll have to put plugs of Zoysia grass in the holes, and hopefully, the barren spots will fill in this summer. 

Do you have any projects you plan to attend to this summer?

Until next time......
                                                   ~~Karen~~

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Here are more scenes from our trip to the Latta Plantation's Celtic Festival (in no particular order)....


Bands setup outside the main barn





My Darlin' Julie decided she wanted to give this wood lathe a try
Longview of the Plantation's grounds
Miniature bowls and spoons (note the business card)
Rooster, being difficult to photograph
We searched and searched until we finally found a wee leprechaun enjoying the beautiful Spring day on her daddy's shoulders...

I'll be linking up to Rubbish by Roan and Good Fences at RunARoundRanch.  I recommend that you stop by and get in on all the fun, too!

Hope you enjoyed pictures of the Celtic Festival near Charlotte, NC.  Until next time .....
                                                 
                                                               ~~ Karen ~~

I've also linked up with Barns @ Rose Street Reflections

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Good Fences - Celtic Festival

This past weekend we went to the Latta Plantation near Charlotte, North Carolina, to attend their Celtic Festival.  What a lovely day even though it was a wee bit muddy ....

The crowd forms outside a corral for the livestock

The fence of the corral was hand hewn
One of the corral's gates
 I've gotten a few more fence shots from this day that I'll share next Thursday for Good Fences by Theresa.  Join us in the fun !!

                                              ~~ Karen ~~

Monday, March 16, 2015

DOT March 9th, Baby Bonnet

DustyOldThing this week - my old Baby Bonnet for Rubbish by Roan

I have 3 baby bonnets that Dad kept for me.  Here's one of them on my little dolly I got for Christmas in 1957.  Her hair has suffered the years, but the bonnets are in much better shape.  Here's my favorite one....


Love this embroidery.

Until next time .........                ~~ Karen ~~