An ‘Almost Fall’ Morning

The sky is blue and the air is crisp this morning so I decided just to grab my camera and take a walk around the yard. Here is a peek at what it looks like around here today as Fall begins to change the landscape.


The garden is bursting with tomatoes and pumpkins as the morning dew evaporates in the sunshine.














I think I have reheated my coffee at least 5 times this morning because I keep getting sidetracked by the beauty of the view around me. Thankful for this peaceful and glorious start to the day. Taking time to stop and smell the lavender today !

Have a great Monday !



Flower Cart and Garden Phase 1

Today I would like to share my latest Craigslist find, a little iron flower cart. I bought to go into the greenhouse, but for now it is nestled out by our front door.

Not a bad find for $40. It is really heavy and has a beautiful weathered patina.

The weather went from 64 degrees last Thursday to stormy with hail and snow this weekend so some of our outdoor projects had to wait.

One project we could move to the garage was the construction of our raised garden beds.

The plan was to build 4 raised beds, 4’x8′ and 15″ high and made from 2″x6″ and 2″X4″ cedar boards. We used 4″x4″ corner posts for stablitiy in the corners and plan to add copper solar post lights on some of them. My handy husband built them this past weekend between hail and snow storms. The ground still needs to be leveled before we fill them with soil, but I will share pictures of phase 1.

The garden siteThe garden site. Picture taken last week when it looked like Spring was here.

cedar boards for 4 raised bedsThe building materials.

The processThe construction process begins.

one down 3 more to goOne bed done, 3 more to go.

Then this !

Now for the greenhouse……

A friend gave me this sweet little candle chandelier and bistro set that is the inspiration for how the greenhouse is going from a nursery for seedlings to a garden retreat. I ordered some black and white cabana stripe fabric to make some cushions for the chairs. Also chose some yellow polka dot for a splash of color. Stay tuned for that reveal when I finish making them.

Here is the greenhouse presently waiting for a sunny day and all the finishing touches to come:

These are the outdoor fabrics I am waiting to arrive:


Now we wait for warmer days to finish what we started. Future post will share the completed project and I hope it turns out as planned.

Waiting for Spring!