After spending several hours cleaning and reorganizing the kitchen last night, I needed to play in the dirt in the yard. While the kitchen may not be pretty, it's clean. Ok, it will be when I finish this evening. With rain forecast this afternoon, I didn't get to the landfill for mulch. Instead, I started building my trellis for the entrance to my perennial bed.
Lowe's had landscape timbers on sale. Normally, these would be used horizontally on the ground. At $1.97 each, I couldn't pass up buying 4 of these. I already had the Quickrete in the basement and the 2x6's for the upper supports. Next week, after the concrete has cured, I'll cut and install the headers and cross members. I may even use limbs cut from trees in the back yard to give it a more natural feel. See, I make plans. I just don't always stick to them.
From the front walkway.
From the driveway.
Looking back at the house.
I also got my birdfeeder back up using a piece of fencing rail I snagged from my dad's collection.
And finally, the camellia is blooming. It was here when I bought the house. I chopped it down because it was so large. I'm very happy with the way it's coming back. It's one of the few plants in my yard that blooms in winter.