Monday, July 26, 2010

Outdoor projects at the cabin

We've been busy at the log cabin doing outdoor projects and entertaining friends. This past weekend I was elected recording secretary of our lake association. I keep joking to Greg that I'm one step away from being mayor of this one-horse town!


Greg has been driving his ATV and picking up all these free rocks for our slope. He also put in a mulch pathway that I think turned out pretty nice.






Greg's flower boxes are doing well!






The butterflies seem to like these purple flowers. (I don't know what they are called, I'm just happy I haven't killed them! Ha!)






My new bird bath - don't think I've shown it to you yet. I found this in an antique shop for $20 - isn't it wonderful?





We've been invaded by baby Grosbeaks! I counted 7 of them the other day on our deck crying for their parents to feed them. They're noisy and I love them. Look at this plump little girl - she's certainly well fed! I don't know what my excuse is......I need to tell PF Changs and Pepsi Cola to quit feeding me....

29 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Shelley, I love the baby Grosbeak... What a cutie... I also love your new birdbath...

AND--your yard looks wonderful....I love the rocks, the mulch walkway, the steps, etc.... It really looks great...

The flowers are pretty also... Guess I need to learn to start calling you Mayor Shelley.... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Sandi Keene said...

Everything looks great! Love all the improvements.

bennie and patsy said...

What a lovely place to be ( your Cabin) The out door projects are making things look good.
Patsy

Mildred said...

So Madame Mayor, ha ha - everything is beautiful. What a pleasure it must be view the flower beds, path, rocks etc. from the deck. That baby bird is huge!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Shelley or should I say Mayor, the outside of the cabin is looking great! I love what all you've done with it. Your birdbath, too cute!!

Karen said...

Hey SHelley!
It all looks great! Tell Greg good job!
And your fat little bird is too cute!
What! No picture of my Girl?!!!! What's with that? :)
Hugs! Karen

Sharon said...

Wow you have been busy. Pack up the babies and send them to me. I think your plant is Monardia also called Bee Balm and is a perennial. Hummers love it. I have it in red, but want one like yours. Love all that you are doing!!!!

Dar said...

There is always so much to do at the cabin, isn't there. I need to spend more time at ours to get some serious resealing done inside and out. Your beds look wonderful and the paths. Hubby is doing a great job. The flower that the hummers love is a Bee Balm, mine too, like Sharons, is red. They are nearly impossible to kill and will reseed. Mine grow in the sun and the shade so they are nearly indestructible. Love that fat lil Grosbeak.
BlessYourHeart

Busy Bee Suz said...

The work speaks for itself...beautiful!
Love your little plump birds. Do you think they get PF Changs take out????

George said...

You certainly have been busy around your cabin. Everything looks great. I like the picture of your baby grosbeak.
Congratulations on your election victory. Today the lake -- tomorrow the state!!

Sandy@American Way Farm said...

I just love the rocks on the slope. Those rocks look heavy - it must have been a lot of work collecting them and putting them there. Yard is looking really nice.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your path and rock slope are looking great! Look at that cute birdie! I love PF Changs....lettuce wraps, lemon pepper shrimp, mongolian beef...yummy!

Beverly said...

Hi Shelley.

We,too, built a log home last year. We have now lived in it for one year and love our home in the woods. We also have a Bernese!!

Your home looks wonderful!!
Bev
Bee Haven Acres

Rural Rambler said...

The slope is awesome with the rocks! CH does alot of rock moving around! It looks great at your cabin. Ooooo Shelley, don't ya just love PF Changs? That baby Grosbeak is a honey!

Catherine Holman said...

Great landscaping Shelley! That plant is Bee Balm and what a cute bird!

Jen said...

You will soon have a zillion of those purple flowers!
Bee Balm.

Your cabin yard looks Great!

m&em said...

You guy are doing a great job. Look geat.

The Early Birder said...

Taking shape and looking good Shelley. Ha...now I know who has the 'green' fingers.. well done Greg and it's a Monarda. FAB.

Daisy said...

Your landscaping projects turned out well, Shelley. Everything looks great! :)

Michelle said...

Your place looks amazing!

Carol said...

The purple flowers are so pretty I can see why the butterflies like them.

Smiles,
Carol

Charli and me said...

All of your out door projects have turned out so well. Everything looks so pretty. I especially love the rock boarder your hubby is making. I think you would make a great mayor of your little town. Those flowers are beautiful!

Charli and me said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit us. I forgot to answer your question. We give Charli regular ice cream. We only give vanilla and just a little bit. If you stop by a dairy Queen or custard place and ask for a doggy portion sometimes they have special little cups and include a dog treat of some kind.

grammy said...

Things are looking great around there (o:
sweet chubby bird
watch out for those darn restaurants and soft drinks(o:

Just a little something from Judy said...

Wow! You two sure do know how to create beautiful grounds at your cabin. All of it looks like a magazine picture. I wish my flower boxes looked as healthy as your do. The caption with the little Grosbeak made me smile once again. Thanks for another enjoyable visit here today.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Somehow I missed this post. Those flowers are so pretty and that birdbath sundial is perfect. I'd love to find one like that.
Good luck on the job. I hope all goes well.
Blessings,
Marcia

Deb {Posted from} Home said...

Hi Shelley
Everything looks wonderful at the lake! Love your new birdbath - such a great find.
Hope you are having a wonderful Summer ♥

jacqui said...

I love how those are "Greg's" flower boxes - does he have the greener thumb of the two of you, or are you equally endowed??

(my uncle has the green thumb, as well as the domestic side, which is always amusing to me)

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