Friday, April 8, 2016

What I Am UP Too !

I have been painting !
This is the before and after of the back railing, that goes to the Patio. There is a slight slope, so us "olden" folk needed something to hold on to.

This is the before and after of the front steps railings.  After we moved in the first of the year our Son-in-law and grandsons built these railings for us. God Bless them!
Now the porch needs painting, but it will have to wait.

In the bottom right corner of this photo, a pot was broken in half , so I laid it on the ground on the broken side, then planted begonias at the top of it...I've seen this done before and when it has grown, it looks really pretty.

Here I have several potted plants and a hanging basket of an asparagus  fern. I have a double hanging pole but can't decide if I want flowers or ferns to hang on it.
For now I have a camper bird house on one side and a teapot- teacups chime on the other.

I always have to have some Moss Rose in my garden, here it is, still in it's pot from the nursery,hopefully I'll get it planted soon.

I do enjoy a beautiful garden but mine has a long way to be beautiful! It takes time and this is the first year for this little one. I won't be able to do much in it for a couple of weeks..

 Next week I will be having surgery.
I will be away for awhile from blogland, I hope to be able to visit your blog post. Please forgive me if I don't. I'll be back soon.

Be Blessed,
Until Next Time!


  1. Beautiful pictures. Will you do my back yard? :) Seriously, prayers for your surgery. Praying for a speedy recovery.

  2. Mercy, you have been busy, busy. Oh, how I need to be painting....hopefully, when the weather gets a bit more stable (and warmer) I can get to that chore. Yours looks great, and all the pretty flowers...I'm itching to get in the dirt, too!!! Prayers for your surgery....when you feel like it, let us know how you're doing. Thanks for linking up with me, Sweet Lady. HOPE you have a great weekend!

  3. I love being outside this time of year. So much new growth and so much planning for more things to plant. I love being on the porch with lush green plants and flowers around me. We haven't done as much this year as in the past, but we still have enough to enjoy. Pray your surgery goes well, blogland will miss you!

  4. Sylvia, I think all steps need rails...just for the safely of others even. I like the little corner of your porch for sitting out. Your gardens are going to be full of flowers. Love that. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  5. Good job on the painting. You will have some loveliness to enjoy as you recuperate from your surgery. I pray that all goes well on that and we will see you back sooner than you expect.

  6. Your railings look great, Sylvia! I love being outside in the yard playing around in the dirt. :)
    I have some plans for our rock garden this year, so we shall see if I get it accomplished. We will be going to Canada the first part of June and that is the best time for our planting around here, so it will depend on what I can find from the garden shops.
    My prayers will be with you during your surgery and recovery.

    Have a beautiful and blessed day~~

  7. You have certainly been busy, my friend :) The railing looks so pretty and fresh! A welcoming and inviting sight to your home.

    I do hope your surgery goes well and please know that you will be in my prayers! Much love to you!

  8. Good job on the railings! Your garden looks so pretty, I hope you'll be able to work in it again soon. Praying for all to go well with your surgery.

  9. Hi Sylvia, I love your gardens and your railings look great. What a great idea to use the broken pot for your flowers. I hope your surgery goes well and will say a prayer for you. Kelly

  10. Hoping your surgery goes well, will see you when you get back. Your garden is going to be lovely.


  11. awesome pictures. will be praying for you.

  12. Love the tea-themed decor in your garden. Wishing you a successful surgery!

  13. Wishing you a Speedy Recovery. Enjoy your Blog.

  14. Spring is the season for gardening! I am so excited to see you have been busy with such joyful projects.

    Dani xoxo
    a vapor in the wind

  15. Nice idea ... I have broken teapot dishes and cups in my Garden. I hope that your surgery gies well my dear, may God be with you. Love n hugs Janice

  16. Your projects and gardens are coming along nicely. I'll be keeping you in my prayers! Zenda

  17. Oh Praying for you as you undergo this...may the Lord be with you and meet all of your needs and speed your healing along the way. Your yard is starting to really take shape. It takes a long time when you move...we've been here for 4 years, and still working on it.

  18. Your railing and your yard looks wonderful and before long your garden will be right where you want it. :)

    I hope you have a speedy recovery and I will be lifting you up in prayer!

    Hugs my friend!

  19. Praying for you and the upcoming surgery, Sylvia.
    Your home and garden are so pretty. The railing looks very nice and sturdy. I, too, love moss rose. Your teapot/cups chime is just darling. God bless you. xoxo

  20. Your garden is really coming along, Syl - lookin good! And painting outdoor wood - it is a never ending continuum, isn't it!? So sorry to learn you will be having surgery. You will be in my prayers. Keep us posted. Hugs. ♥

  21. I love your garden ( and home) It is so large!


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