The ramblings of a rooster collecting, cowboy lovin', country girl with a little renovating and crafting thrown in too!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Flowers, fences and fun!

Here is the almost complete pic of my fence! Still need to do a gate at the end and the tops of the poles cut off and capped but see how I dont have to look at that parking lot anymore?? I love it!
This is the front of my house with all my flowers blooming. Unfortunately it is shaded and my house is so tall its hard to get a good one with them all in it!

This is beside the front step(which will soon be a front covered porch I hope!) My geraniums and Canta Lilies in bloom. The hosta is about to bloom as well.
Looking down the driveway and side of the house....more Canta Lilies and the archway that needs trimmed big time! The corner of the window you see had plants growing out of it! We had tear it apart and have ordered one to replace it as it is rotten and has ants! NOT something we planned for...the joys of an old home!
Back porch with wave petunias that grew like crazy this year and my railing boxes. This area looks terrible because half the siding is off where we replaced the porch last year. It is all coming off eventually and we are going back to the wood shingles that would have originally been on the house. Thats a big project so we have to wait until there is more money!
This is an old wash tub under all those flowers. There are wave petunias and another pink flower I am unsure of the name. I had it sitting in the shade and it didnt do well so we moved it and it took off like crazy again. I am amazed at how well they have done this year.

We have had a good weekend here...I have finished up work on my swap over at Prim Pals and have Donnas goodies all boxed up to mail first thing tomorrow. Last night hubby and I went to a fun little rodeo and had some laughs. I also changed my header pic to a picture sent to me by a cowboy friend. he took this random pic of his boots all lined up and I loved it so much I decided to use it here for awhile!
Hope everyong has had a great weekend. Talk to you all soon.


  1. The fence is great Holli and I love your house, beautiful!!!!

  2. It is an awesome header!
    Wish we had such a fence around our place!

  3. Woo Hoo, cowboy boots!!! Your fence
    looks great! I wouldn't miss the parking
    lot, either...

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  4. beautiful fence and much needed your flowers all in bloom..and I love your photo header too:)

  5. Hey Miss Thang!! I just love your house. It is so pretty! The flowers are just gorgeous!!! And you'd better get my stuff mailed up or I will come up there and get you! I mailed yours today so I hope it doesn't take forever for you to get it. And I hope you like everything. I had a lot of fun getting this package together for you. Love, love, love your header!

  6. Hi Holli... Your home is lovely and your flowers look fabulous! My, what a lot of work in that fence... It looks great...
    Take care...

  7. Your house is so awesome! I know you look forward to the day when all the projects are complete. In the meantime, you get to enjoy living in a piece of history. Pretty amazing!
    Your flowers are gorgeous too!
    Have a great week!

  8. I love your house Sis! Hopefully one day I will get there in person. Can I have Aidan's room since he is going to university soon??? lol You definitely have the green thumb!


  9. I love that fence, girl! Well worth all the work, I'm sure! Love your house and all your beautiful flowers!

    That's the way we work too... do it as we have the money so it's slow going around here. There are so many projects we both want done that we have to come together and agree on the first priority and then go from there. It takes so long but at least it's paid for as we go.