Spring Time in Cherokee

Mulch Pile Got 10 yards of mulch delivered to the house along with colonial mini pebbles, 2 tons of flag stone and a huge pile of dirt for our new garden beds. I'm known as the "Mulch Queen" in the neighborhood.

New garden photo New garden photo

After almost 10 years without a vegetable garden, we've decided to get back to nature... Todd, bless his heart, is has built a garden along the sunniest side of the house for tomatoes, herbs and whatever else we can fit in it. Now all we have to do is move that bulging pile of dirt from my front lawn in the new veggie garden.

Check out the new duck pond

Ducks  2007 by RyleeSo to completely freak the dogs out - we have a pair of Mallard ducks that are trying desperately to nest in our apparently cozy backyard. The only problem is Teiko doesn't think these invaders should be in our pool.

'Round the campfire

fire photoTodd, Raine and I have been sitting around the campfire over the past few weekends. Our fire pit is made from a recycled stainless steel washer drum, from our friend Paul, who works at Speed Queen in Ripon.


fire photoThe fire was really send up beautiful streams of light. I caught this one in black and white.




The best indoor plant

awesome orchid So the outside flowers have finally caught up with my blooming orchids inside. Orchids are the best deal out there. I have six flowering orchids from January still flowering. At under $20 a pop this is definitely a good deal for a bouquet.

hyacinth flowerAnd here's a beautiful hyacinth that bloomed in my yard last month




Tulip Study

Here's an example of my new camera's abilities. From left to right; the original image shot in the late afternoon in my front yard. In photoshop I continued to magnify the image until I got the desired result. I then saved them for the web (72 dpi). I absolutely love the colors of this tulip and it became the background image for this web site.

tulip study 1 tulip study closer tulip really close up