Good morning! Today is "I like Thursday" and a chance to share any positive energy on the internet. Check out more posts at LeeAnna's!
I'm grateful it's raining (or supposed to rain again) this morning. I'm physically achy from intensive gardening. Here at the ol' Poodle Cottage, I've been on a new mission which we refer to as Hosta Manana. The hostas have taken over the back gardens, even worse they burn terribly in the summer sun since we removed our willow tree last year. So I put about a dozen in the shadier part of our front yard. Then I gave a bunch of hostas and shade lovers to my neighbor who built a shade garden in her yard:
I gave a bunch to my Mom and planted them in her deck box:
Then my brother said, "Don't throw them out! We'll use them at our place or another place at Mom's!" Not sure he expected this many:
Another neighbor said she sure could use some so I gave her two buckets and some really large green ones. AND WE STILL ARE OVERRUN WITH THEM! But having more negative space in the garden is sure gratifying! I like it!
I like Ladybugs...I mean who doesn't?
We had a high heat and humidity the last two days and I actually got some sewing in and finished my envelope quilt top. I was going to put a border on this one but my husband said it was already busy enough and he was absolutely right. It's an I-spy sort of quilt with different novelty fabrics inside the envelopes.
We like Otis. He is a Weimaraner 1 year old that lives next door to my mom. Since he was a baby, we've given him snacks at the rod iron fence that separate the properties. Now he cries for snacks when he sees us outside. He also cries to play with Scout but she doesn't want any part of him. She played with him until he got too big and boisterous for her taste.
My brother (the one we call Uncle Bacony) decided to plant some of the already referenced hostas along the property line. Otis laid with him as he worked along the fence. Then Otis tried to help him and literally was biting and pulling weeds along the fence line too. Then Otis' family called him to come in the house. About an hour later, Lisa (Otis' Mom) came out and asked my brother if he could see through the one window in her house. My brother couldn't. Otis loves Uncle Bacony so much that he had climbed up on the dining room table to watch my brother through the window. Now that's love!
Have a safe and happy day!