An update? What the…

Well. I’ve been living in my house for almost 2 months now! It seems like a lot longer than that for some reason. It must be because I’ve practically lived in this house since the foundation hole was dug. Whatever the case may be, I’ve been terribly lax in my blog updates. It’s not because I’m lazy, though. It’s because I’ve been enjoying every single moment of living in my new dream house on Fruit Hill Farm.

I’ve been spending a lot of time outside, doing things around the house — playing with my dry stream bed and dry waterfall. It’s so neat and novel for me that I have my very own yard! I can stick whatever I want in the ground, and if I’m lucky the deer won’t eat it. If it survives the deer, and it grows and makes flowers or more leaves or whatever, it’s so fun and exciting! So I thought I’d post some photos of what I’ve been doing outside, since the inside is still “coming together”… ie: a mess.

Just for some perspective:

Last year at this time
Last year at this time
Some (crab)grass is growing in!
And today!
Daylillies in my front yard
Daylilies in my front yard. Thanks Mom!
Drywaterfall
Dry waterfall.
Perspective on where the dry waterfall is. Plus a filthy car and some really tired white butterfly bushes.
Perspective on where the dry waterfall is. Plus a filthy car and some really tired white butterfly bushes.
Japanese Maple. Thanks Pete and Sallie!
Japanese Maple. Thanks Pete and Sallie!
Hinoki Cypress. Thanks Barbara!
Hinoki Cypress. Thanks Barbara!
Baby chickie chickies. Thanks Bethers!
Baby chickie chickies. Thanks Bethers! (plus a blue jay feather. Thanks again, Mom!)
Japanese Juniper. Thanks Anna!
Japanese Juniper. Thanks Anna!
Dry Streambed. There's some lavendar and moonbeam coreopsis and creeping thyme and meadow sage and silver plant and... some other stuff.
Dry Stream bed. There's some lavender and moonbeam coreopsis and creeping thyme and meadow sage and sedum and silver plant and... some other stuff. Oh! And a big pile of mint that started out as a coupla sprigs from Mom's stash.
Dry stream from the other direction
Dry stream from the other direction

And what the heck. Here are a couple of neat things I have inside.

New round coffee table from Dustin at The Juniors at The World Trade Center Furniture Shop or something.
New round coffee table from Dustin at The Juniors while working part-time at The World Trade Center Furniture Shoppe.
WWI? flag. I was so excited to finally get this baby up in its place of honor!
WWI? flag. I was so excited to finally get this baby up in its place of honor!

Chipp, Dad’s Office Maven and also a good friend, gave me a Dogwood for a housewarming gift. I’m so excited about it! And I received a Birch from Aunt Connie and Uncle Arch. Yay! I’ll update the site with new pics when they’re planted in fall — maybe sooner, if I can get it presentable enough inside…

Thanks for reading!