25. July 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: General · Tags: , , , ,

 

It’s finally time to retire the old adirondack chairs.

 

I have had them almost 3 years now and when I found them on the curb discarded with the trash I didn’t think I could get one year out of them.  They were so delapidated, but thank goodness my husband has the same vision as I do when it comes to vintage stuff.  He was able to patch, replace and repair until he wouldn’t or should I say couldn’t do it any longer.  In his words “the paint is all that’s holding them together”. The chairs had seen their day and I had to accept the reality.

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So when he took the rotting, broken chair to the curb, I held on with all my strength to the other one, while protesting loudly that he should find a way to replace the rotten pieces of the one in his hands as it crumbled to the touch where it had broken.  The other chair I carried safely to a corner that doesn’t get too much use.  It looks good, and after all isn’t that all that really matters?

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New ones can’t compare to the classic lake charm look of the old ones. They just don’t make them like they used to. But alas I had to begin looking for new ones because my yard just doesn’t look as good without them and it’s our favorite place to sit when we exchange the events of the day in the evening.  

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By chance, Home Depot had just two left of their inexpensive Adirondack chairs.  We snatched them because they were A. inexpensive (like $38 each) and B because it will take time to find some really cool ones that were built long ago and are still keeping together or at least replicas that look that way, so I need some to fill the gap until then.

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After several coats of shiny red paint they didn’t look half bad.  Of course, they aren’t as comfy or nearly as sturdy as my old ones(in their prime) but they would have to do.

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We need a place to relax and enjoy the show which is our life.

 

 

 

 

 

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     ~”A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself. ” ~May Sarton

02. May 2011 · 1 comment · Categories: General · Tags: , ,

~”Earth laughs in flowers.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

HOLLYHOCKS

~”Can we conceive what humanity would be if it did not know the flowers?”  ~Maurice Maeterlinck                                        

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Women’s Charlot  from Garden Shoes Onlineclick on image for more info

   

 Needed to take some photographs of boots for Best Garden Blogs and couldn’t resist sharing a couple of the REDS with Ruby Tuesday followers. 

I am always thrilled to find red accessories or red anything for that matter. So I thought I would share these wonderful reds which are available at Garden shoes Online and Rainbootsonline

The boots that is, not the tulips.  ;)

~”By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.”  ~Rabindrath Tagore

Last winter, while out on a drive we came upon this wonderful tractor.

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 And what could be better than an old tractor?tractor

An old red tractor.

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Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.  ~Palmer Sondreal
Wednesday is REDnesday! WHERE?

Trying to keep the delights of summer in my mind while it is blustery and cold outside.  Today I am thinking red…

Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat.  ~Author Unknown


Visit Ruby Tuesday to see more red photos.

Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius. ~Pietro Aretino

 

 

Thunder,

our wonderful dog who is an English Setter.  He is showing his holiday spirit in front of our RED front door with it’s RED wreath.

 ~”Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”  ~Roger Caras            

Check out this photo on Front Porch Ideas and More… Thunder is famous now.  :D ABC WEDNESDAY ROUND 7OutdoorWednesdaybutton5433333333

   

 Amaryllis are the easiest of flowering bulbs to bloom.  It’s botanical name is Hippastrume and it is now a popular Christmas time flower that originated in South American tropical regions.  They are not winter hardy bulbs but they are fun to force in the wintertime to have holiday blooms.  They always seem like a Christmas flower to me.  It’s the red ones that I love.  

 

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~”  At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year.”~Thomas Tusser

   

 

  

  

  

Life is simple, it’s just not easy.  ~Author Unknown


 

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