Nothing much to report. Oh, except I have a front lawn. (squeeee!) The landscapers worked their behinds off on Friday (they put in a 12 hour shift!) and managed to get all the trees in and all the sod laid, leaving our little community looking quite nice. I really wished I were a beer drinker so I could have had some cold ones for them to enjoy. Ach well.
While they were busy at work, I took pictures of my beautiful irises. And, I am pleased to report, I somehow managed to avoid featuring any of the landscapers' behinds in the pics! Go me!( Large photos of the Siberian irises )
(Ooh! I like the new uploading app! eta:
Hum. Need to figure out how to adjust the sizes of posted images. eta 2
Aha! I see the resize tab.)
After they moved on to our neighbor's yard, I managed to sand the pavers of the walkway into place, and wow, what a difference. It looked good before, but now it looks quite professional. And, as unplanned bonus, when looking out from the doorway, the dry pavers are like an extension of our entryway tiles, so it's really quite cohesive. Yay!
(Sorry, no photos of the walkway yet. I want to tidy up the garden area that borders it before taking any. And that will have to wait until it stops raining.)
Ah, yes, and that brings me to the best part of all this landscaping brouhaha! It's been raining ever since. Meaning we haven't had to water our new sod since Friday, which is absolutely dandy! We probably should have watered it on Sunday evening, since the morning rain was light, and it tapered off into a dry afternoon, but the amount of rain we got on Saturday probably did the job. And it's been raining off and on all day today, too.
And you know what? I think I'm even more pleased by the neighbor's lawn than I am by our own. It's so pleasant looking out at a tidy green yard (instead of a weedy, dry yard that might as well be a parking lot).
So anyway, that's my happy from the weekend.
It was actually a really busy, eventful weekend, but this post is long enough and has gone far enough off topic, so I'll end here. :-)