Next, it's time to turn in our essays to Professor DiGesu for his
What I Did on My Summer STAYcation
I'm a fan of off-season travel, which means my family doesn't do many summer vacations away from home. Usually the kids and I venture out during summer break to do a hundred and one local things, but strange weather all summer long---a cold, icky June and then blistering hot July---made even day trips unappealing. So for my "assignment" I'll share with you a small project I did this summer to make the little plot of land I've been entrusted with a bit more vacation-like.
With both my children now officially teenagers, it was time for the clunky wooden playset in the backyard to come down, leaving me with this lovely square of dirt.
So I added an iron gazebo:
Dug in a pea gravel path and planted lillies, iris, clematis, and boxwoods:
Gave it a finishing touch with a birdbath
(the birdies seem to lourve this new hangout)
And in midsummer, we even got some blooms:
But just wait 'till next year.
The flower show should be spectacular. :)