Monday, May 29, 2006

The Best Weekend








And for those who have never seen a picture of me, I submit the following, after barbecued cheeseburger with everything on it, more potato chips than anyone should eat in a sitting, potato salad, watermelon and the best cookies on the face of the planet:

Oh, and the light deceives. The legs, they are shorter than the average bear's, not longer. Sorry. Lord, every weekend should be Memorial Day.

Synopsis: 27 new plant babies. Chief among them are the 3 new hardy Midwest roses (You can take the girl out of the Rose City, but you can't take the Rose City out of the girl.), 4 Pulmonaria, a couple of Monkshood (wolfsbane) some more delphinium and columbine, because you can never have enough of either. Charles spent hours mowing and trimming.

Damn, but the yard looks good! Neither of us wanted to leave for work today, we just wanted to sit around outside and look at it.

Of course, it is supposed to storm for the next few days, which is good for the flowers but makes the grass and weeds grow, too. It'll all be ratty again by Thursday.



Blogger gnightgirl said...

Great post. I can hardly wait to retire and tinker around the yard all day long...25 years from now.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Great looking gardens!

Cute picture of yourself. :)


10:21 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

Ohhh, that is a good picture of yourself! The gardens look positively lovely!

11:06 AM  
Blogger CarpeDM said...

Look at you, you are so lovely. Lovely and insane. That is way too many plants but your gardens do look stunning.

Glad you had a great weekend. Mine was, well, odd.

Hey! Word verification is demev which is my initials with two superfluous e's and I like e's! This is very cool! Yes. I am insane as well.

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here in the Real Rose City and environs, it rained something awful. Glad someone had a good time.

While I haven't seen you in a while, you seem to be really tan from your photo. More sun screen , Dear.

The Ole RF-er

12:50 PM  
Blogger moegirl said...

Wow! Your yard looks awesome, cheeseburger and beer well deserved!

You look much taller than I remember you....

1:29 PM  
Blogger Lisa P said...

Can't see the pic's from work - I'll have to check out the garden (and you, of course) from home. Seeing as I am trying to shed the 10 #'s I gained this year, I had no cheeseburger, chips, cookies OR beer (well, ok, I had ONE sip of beer). Damn, I'm good.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Cagey said...

Hey - I just finished planting a bunch of stuff yesterday and you have inspired me. i don't have any beer laying around, but I guess some vino will have to suffice. Poor me, eh? :-)

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Colleen said...

Such a tease you are! Between the "picture" of yourself and the one of the BEER...

Sounds like your week-end was spent in your element, the way it should be, eh? Looks like your hard work paid off!

5:26 PM  
Blogger Rozanne said...

Damn! The yard does look good (dandylions not pictured)!

That beer looks damn good, too. And boy did you deserve it after all that work.

P.S. I will resend that photo I sent you. I think I know why it didn't come thru.

9:08 PM  
Anonymous christie said...

The gardens are lovely, absolutely lovely. And you, looking strikingly like Wonder Woman in that pose.

(waiting in the shadows for next weeks photo of evil puppy rolling wildly on her back in the middle of said lovely garden)

9:46 PM  
Blogger brooksba said...

What a great photo essay of your weekend! I'm glad you got so much accomplished and the yard looks lovely!

(BTW - fun picture of you!)

3:54 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Gnightgirl- Well, hi there! Welcome! See, this is what you can do if you only work part time. Just wait and see what things look like when I retire (25 years from now for me, too.)

Karen- Thanks, sweetie. Sadly, this is as good as it gets.

Teri- Looks just like me, don't you think?

Dana- 'E's are particularly fine letters. So useful and popular. It was a nice haul of plants, but this year, they all fit in the trunk, so I restrained myself.

Dad- No fair, but that's Portland for you. The lighting in the picture is deceptive. I'm my usual pasty self.

Stace- I think the bovine growth hormones are seeping into the well water. I can't think of another explanation for the size of Colin's feet.

Lisa- I need to drop some, too, but don't have your willpower. Had I known, I would have had a second beer for you!

Cagey- Wine is always an acceptable substitute. You will be posting pictures, yes? Maybe with monkey boy gleefully reaching for the pretty posies you spent time planting?

Colleen- And it was DAMN good beer, too. The perfect end to a perfect weekend.

Rozanne- Um. The green? It's not grass, but dandelion leaves. Fortunately, after the big launch of a few weeks ago, they are not producing the huge, coordinated bloom, so it doesn't look quite as horrible, as long as it is kept mowed. Poor Charles.

Christie- My angelic dog? Dig and roll in the plants? Perish the thought. HAHAHAHAHA! *gasp* Sorry. Couldn't keep that up. Yes. I'm betting that it's less than a week.

Beth- Thanks. We didn't want to leave for work, Tuesday. It seemed more than a bit unfair that we should have to go rather than just sit and enjoy the view of our labors.

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Kate W. said...

You're so TALL! I pictured you much shorter! Again, as usual, I am very jealous! sigh... My potted Gerbra Daisys are even dying- come on! Don't you want to bring the kids to Kings Island?? One day-you and my yard... just one damn day! :)

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Leigh-Ann said...

I was thinking you looked a bit like Paul Bunyan. You need to hold onto an axe and then take that photo again :)

2:31 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Kate- Oh, yes. So very tall am I. A whopping 5'5". With stubby legs, to boot. You know I'd adore to come over and dig in your yard! I love Gerber daisies but they don't love me. They always turn sickly in my care. Sigh.

Leigh-Ann- Yes! An Axe! That'll intimidate the plants into growing and the pests into fleeing! Ahar! Comando gardening!

7:57 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

Why yes - it DOES look just like you!

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Gerah said...

Is there anybody out there that didn't eat too many potato chips over the weekend? AND potato salad and grilled red meat concoctions?

I think I had at least one hot dog five days in a row...

2:10 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Teri- And you should know!

Gerah- LThe best excuse in the world, aside from July 4th and Labor Day, and vacation, of course! Hot dogs are good for labor.

12:30 PM  

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