Wednesday, April 1, 2020

These Stones Were Made For Walkin'

Hello, Dear Ones, again I pray you are all being safe and sound and doing what you can to protect yourself and others from this vicious virus.

Since we're pretty much homebound, we have been trying to work in the yard as much as we can.
 In my last post I showed you my little front porch and above is the tiny little flower bed where I've planted some little flowers. There are three knockout rose bushes behind the flowers. When we moved here there was a place for a walkway behind my plantings from the driveway to the sidewalk here by the front door. Only problems - just rocks - too slippery and wobbly to walk on.



We asked our lawn guy if he could lay some stepping stones and make me a walk. Sure can!, he said. Great! And he did! He brought 12 of these massive stones which are 4 inches deep, y'all, and laid them out perfectly and then brought in some rocks that matched the rocks we had. He and his crew had it all done in about 30 minutes! I am so very pleased and now I can take my tiny little feet and walk over to the driveway with no problem. The snap above is when you walk out the front door and step down on the sidewalk and you can turn left and walk over to the driveway the way it should have been done originally! Yea!
Now here we are looking from the driveway to the front walk where the stepping stones lead! Perfect! Now he had to really clip back the Azalea bushes, which are only pretty when they are blooming. I really would like some other shrub planted here and planted closer to the house. Whoever planted those bushes planted them over two feet from the house. They just stick out! In time I tell myself. 

Well, just a little short post to say hi and encourage you to get outside a bit and hopefully wherever you live - you have some sunshine today.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I Can't Smile Without You

You know I can't smile without you
I can't smile without you
I can't laugh and I can't sing
I'm finding it hard to do anything
You see I feel sad when you're sad
I feel glad when you're glad
If you only knew what I'm going through
I just can't smile without you

You came along just like a song
And brighten my day
Who would have believed that you were part of a dream
Now it all seems light years away
And now you know I can't smile without you
I can't smile without you
I can't laugh and I can't sing
I'm finding it hard to do anything
You see I feel sad when you're sad
I feel glad when you're glad
If you only knew what I'm going through
I just can't smile
Now some people say
Happiness takes so very long to find
Well, I'm finding it hard
Leaving your love behind me
And you see I can't smile without you
I can't smile without you
I can't laugh and I can't sing
I'm finding it hard to do anything
You see I feel glad when you're glad
I feel sad when you're sad
If you only knew what I'm going through
I just can't smile without you
~ sung by Barry Manilow





11 comments:

  1. Shelia,
    I adore your walking stones!
    Beautiful lawn and flora!
    Had you thought of boxwoods to replace the other bushes?
    I adore ours!
    Yes! "Mr. Ed" & I are staying home. .. staying safe!
    Glad that you and "Mr.Precious" are doing the same!
    Pat

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  2. What a smart idea, Shelia! It looks just lovely. Stay safe!

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  3. Those stones look very nice and you have lovely landscaping, Shelia. Very pretty!

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  5. It looks great! Thanks for the upbeat post. Like you, we're staying home and staying safe.

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  6. I love your sweet front yard. The stepping stones are perfect. Stay safe.

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  7. In the photo showing your Texas flag, is the white strip on the bottom? Or is it just the way the photo was taken?

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    1. Oh, my Lord! Thank you for saying that because I went out and checked and Mr. Precious in a rush had hung it upside down! Oh, my goodness. We were disrespecting our Texas flag. It's fixed now!

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  8. it's so pretty Sheila!! Love the stone walkway, it looks great. Hope y'all and your whole family is doing great and staying strong and healthy. Hugs! Easter will be here soon!

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  9. Love the stepping stones, making for a beautiful walkway. Stay safe.

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  10. Your yard looks very nice. My poor flowerbeds need a lot of attention but I really don't want to go stand around in Lowe's to pick plants. I've done some weeding but hubby needs to trim the shrubs and we need mulch but it will take several trips to get enough (we really need a truck - you can only get so many bags in the back of a Honda Pilot!)
    Love the song you posted - I could hear Barry singing it just by seeing the title!

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)