Friday, June 12, 2009

Show and Tell Friday - I'm back!


Today is Show and Tell Friday! Kelli is the host for this fun weekly event and be sure to visit her at There is No Place Like Home to see all the participants.


Good morning everyone! I have been long absent and I do apologize for abandoning my blog. Things have been pretty hectic with my dad. He had moved to a new house, got sicker, then nursing home...we closed the house. He fell this past weekend and has had a major setback. I have to admit, my heart just hasn't been in to too much these past months.

However, life goes on and I'm seeing some dayight. Good things happen too! OnlySon and SweetPea have bought a new home in southern Louisiana. OnlySon has moved into it and we helped him move last weekend. Wedding is set for August in Florida and we are all excited.

So...that's been my world. Now...onto fun things! We have been working in the yard and it's great therapy. Mr. Dumpling whines but I know he secretly enjoys it. I always have a project in my mind and he usually follows through.

I'm going to post a lot of pics and I hope you enjoy them!


We started a new project in April by adding a courtyard to the side of the house with the fountain. Here's some before and construction pics.





And here's our after pictures. We added large pots with flowers and trees. This is a Japanese maple.





I found some large fleur de lis pots and Mr. Dumpling bought them for me for Mother's Day. We added some varigated bougainvillea which should bloom white.


We added an arbor between the windows and planted Angel Jasmine on each side which will grow over the arbor. In the corner are sasanqua and some knock-out roses. You can see the Natchez crepe myrtles are blooming.




Boudreaux is still supervising everything and is sniffing the straw flowers. He has to check out everything that is new.





35 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said... Best Blogger Tips

Welcome back! Sorry your Father is not doing well. I really like your new courtyard.
Glenda

Just me said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks beautiful!-Sorry about your dad.Thanks for sharing!

A Hint of Home said... Best Blogger Tips

What a wonderful patio area. Just the right little nook for it. It turned out great.

Sherrie said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi!
Great courtyard! It's really pretty with all the flowers and very colorful! Have a great day!

Sherrie
http://mygardeningwoes.blogspot.com/2009/06/show-and-tell-friday.html

marty39 said... Best Blogger Tips

I am so sorry to hear that your father has had such a bad setback. I know that is really stressful for you. I will continue to keep him in prayer. Congratulations on your sons new home and his upcoming wedding. What a blessing. Your courtyard is just simply gorgeous. I love the beautiful pavers and all the pots and plants are stunning. You've done a beautiful job. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

Glenda said... Best Blogger Tips

So glad you can see glimpses of sunlight again!! Hope and pray your sweet daddy improves. Your pics are so pretty just as your place is!

Itajeff @Something To Share said... Best Blogger Tips

Welcome back!
What a great courtyard and wonderful patio...love it...
Sorry about your dad. I'll keep him in my prayer.

Happy Friday

Lots of luv,
Ita

ceekay said... Best Blogger Tips

So sorry about your dad. But girl, that courtyard area is great! I love courtyards. So romantic! The tile/brick floor is fantastic. Enjoy it!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said... Best Blogger Tips

GM My friend...sorry to hear about your daddy's health issues...Love your home and yard very pretty...May you have a great weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Blondie's Journal said... Best Blogger Tips

Welcome back, Judy!!! You know, I was thinking about you yesterday and checked your blog and then got really worried. Thankfully, you posted today because I was ready to send out the posse!! ;-)

I LOVE the courtyard. Very elegant. It's a great idea for using that space. The trees and plants look fabulous and I love the arbor. I just heard of Crape Myrtle the other day. Don't think we can grow it here. It's beautiful.

I'm sorry about your father. I will be thinking of you and your family.

xoxo
Jane

Leann said... Best Blogger Tips

Glad to have you back! I'll keep you and your Daddy in my prayers. I love your new patio, ENJOY!

Leann

darnold23 said... Best Blogger Tips

Sorry to hear about your dad's fall and setback. I have been there twice now, and it isn't easy. Your courtyard looks beautiful.

Briana said... Best Blogger Tips

Your courtyard turned out really nice. Beautiful garden.

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said... Best Blogger Tips

Miss Judy - so glad you are back! Your dad is so lucky to have you there to help him out - we'll keep you all in our prayers!

Gosh, your courtyard is heavenly! Just beautiful - a lot of work, but it looks like you will enjoy it for years! It looks like it's always been there - just perfect!

Have a nice weekend!
Karla & Karrie

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said... Best Blogger Tips

What a lovely entry to your beautiful home! Looks like that was some back breaking work!

laurie @ bargain hunting said... Best Blogger Tips

I am so glad you are back. I've been worried. You have had a tough few months. I'm so sorry your dad has had such trouble. I sure hope everything will settle down for you. A wedding in Florida sounds like fun! Your new patio looks so pretty. And wow, the entryway looks so welcoming. I know you're enjoying it. laurie

Miss Janice said... Best Blogger Tips

Please keep us posted about your daddy. I love the new courtyard. I am looking to plant some varigated bougainvillea and love yours. It all looks beautiful!

Walking on Sunshine... said... Best Blogger Tips

Glad you're back! But, I'm sorry your dad is not doing well. Love the new courtyard. What a beautiful job! Hope all goes well and your dad is feeling better soon!!!

English Cottage in Georgia said... Best Blogger Tips

Judybug, so sorry about your Dad's setbacks.
Your gardens and landscaping are sooo impressive - totally blown away at how great the patio looks.
AND your containers and the plants you put in them are fantastic.. HIGH FIVES and KUDOS to you.

debbie said... Best Blogger Tips

Welcome back Judy and I am sending you a thousand hugs and prayers. I am so sorry for your Fathers health and the stress it has placed on you.
Your new patio is gorgeous...it looks like it was there all a long which is a compliment to you.
I love the potted ferns...it is just very pretty
Thank you for sharing the good and the not so good but we are here to be a blessing to you...to listen to each others sorrows and joys
hugs
debbie

curtissann said... Best Blogger Tips

I am glad I popped over here- I had been missing you. I'm sorry for your difficult time with your father. It is great to see your courtyard! Truly building and digging dirt helps.

Hope you get back to posting!
xxxoo

Tammy518 said... Best Blogger Tips

Sorry about your dad. Your hubby did a great job on the patio, and I love the way you've decorated it.

Lady Katherine said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your courtyard! Its almost like a secret garden. Now come to my house I need one! lol Love it!

Vintage Linen Treasures said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! What a gorgeous court yard. Looks like it came out of a magazine. You did such a wonderful job incorperating it with your homes. Fits perfectly!!!
Patricia :o)
PS: I'm sorry to hear about your dad. I said a little prayer for him.

FrenchGardenHouse said... Best Blogger Tips

It's absolutely gorgeous! Just perfect, really. I'm having a little give away, I hope you'll join in the fun.
xo Lidy

Margaret Cloud said... Best Blogger Tips

I am sorry to hear your dad is not doing well. Your courtyard looks very lovely, I like your large pots. Hope you are having a nice weekend.

Martha said... Best Blogger Tips

Sorry about your father. A beautiful patio -- so inviting and although pretty now will be even more so when the plants mature.

Gypsy Mermaid said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey! I came upon your blog! And you have to be from my state Louisiana!? No one else has dogs named Boudreaux! hehe Come by and visit my blog! I would love to hear what part your from? Im from New Roads! big hugs

toodles-
Sarah

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Your daughter in law is a KNOCK OUT.
Your home is lovely. You must be in heaven with such beautiful and elegant surroundings each day.

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