Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Today, I'm participating in Outdoor Wedneday. Our host for this event is Susan over at A Southern Daydreamer. Be sure to follow the link to view all the other participants. This should be a lot of fun!
I got really busy today and didn't have a chance to do a new blog post so I'm recycing an oldie but goodie with a few updates!
One of the best blessings of my life is my hubby. When we really like something and it just takes our breath away (mostly antique furniture, beautiful glassware), we call it a "dumpling". So today, I'm thankful for Mr. Dumpling. Mr. Dumpling is the one in blue. He is holding Boudreaux, also known as Angel Baby. He's a cockapoo but shhhh, we haven't told him he's a dog.
Mr. Dumpling is a Christian and a hard working man who provides for his family. He is a KEEPER! I love landscaping and adding to our new home. Fortunately, he loves landscaping also. Okay, maybe "loves" is a strong word. He really likes it. Okay, maybe "really likes" is exaggerating. He tolerates landscaping. ;-)
Which is why I appreciate his recent hard work all the more. We just completed adding a new fountain to the side courtyard. I wanted to stay with a Southern theme. We found the sugar kettle and bronze herons at a wonderful shop in Port Allen, LA. It was our 33rd anniversay present to each other.
Mr. Dumpling installed the fountain and then landscaped around it. We included lariope, agapanthus and pansies for a touch of color. Agapanthus is stunning when in bloom. This is a pic of another bed when it was blooming this summer.
We, (okay, he) added the new bed to the left of the fountain this week. If you live in Louisiana, you have probably heard of Forest Hills. It is a wonderful place to buy plants and trees. We added azaleas, more agapanthus and a couple of Chinese Pistachio trees.
How I love to sit on the porch in my rocking chair, hold my sweet cockapoo Boudreaux and listen to the fountain. What peace!
If you follow my blog (and please be sure to click on "Follow Me" in the sidebar), you know we had a wedding here on New Year's Eve. Here's the bride in front of the fountain. Isn't she beautiful?