Sunday, July 27, 2014

In the Garden this Week, July 27

This week has been the week of plumbing, and more plumbing. First it was the hot water tank, then the toilet decided to start leaking.  Sigh.

At one point we gave serious consideration to replacing it.  This is the 2nd time we've had to replace the flushing mechanism in this commode, which was most like the original one from 1956.  We decided to spend $20 to try to fix it instead. We just don't want to sink anymore money into this house before we decide if we'll be staying here or not.  Lee fixed it this time instead of calling a plumber.  So far so good. 

On the up side....here are a few more pictures of the garden.  When we moved in here, these areas were full of Nadina and Peonies and 3 struggling rose bushes.  I love peonies, but they lose all their charm after the blooms fade, so we pulled them out and put slag gravel down to allow more usable space so we can actually use the driveway for the car.  We got a couple of comments from the neighbors about the beauty of those peonies, but they got over it. 

The rose bush along the driveway

Sage replacing a peony

The Nadina hedge between our driveways

We're harvesting the Romas now

More Romas coming on the vine
So, until next time......

Karen


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Good Fences Thursday, Ocracoke

Linking this to The RunARound Report .  I hope you get a chance to mosey over and check out Everyone's sites.  Join in, too.  Its great fun.

I took these last summer at one our favorite places, Ocracoke Island, NC.

Boardwalk toward town

Protecting turtle nests....the sign not there one day, there the next.
We try to get to Okracoke

at least once a year.  Last summer, when these pictures were taken, we got there the day after Labor Day.  We just stayed a couple of days at a little hotel's cabinettes.  They were decorated in 60s era furnishings.  It was so cute and comfortable.  

Cabinette

Cabinette
From there we went onto Beaufort, NC, to stay with friends.  Beaufort is a lovely little town with many nice eating places and shops.  While we were there, we visited the boat building museum along the boardwalk. 

Boat Building, Beaufort, NC
 

Sunset
Until next time....

Karen