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The Last Weekend of the Summer

This past weekend was the last weekend of summer, and what a gorgeous weekend it was! It was a dry weekend, with warm day-time temperatures. The sky was blue, and there was plenty of sunshine. The evenings were cool; however, the cool evening provided a good excuse for a back yard fire.

We had talked about riding the motorcycle to Niagara Falls on Saturday. We decided not to make the ride, opting to stay home instead. We have been away from home so much since Memorial Day weekend. Chores at home have been neglected and kept multiplying. There was so much to do that we did nothing, with the exception of mowing the lawn. I believe that we felt so overwhelmed with things to do that very little got done. Well, this weekend we accomplished quite a bit around the house. Our next door neighbor’s daughter, Becky, provided the impetus.

We have two garden beds alongside our driveway, one near the street and the other alongside our house. We hired Becky to trim and weed the garden bed nearest the street. Becky started weeding and trimming on Friday and completed the work on Saturday. The garden bed looked GREAT after Becky finished weeding and trimming.

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This garden bed has not always existed. In fact, it was Becky who created this garden bed for us.
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This is how our front yard looked in 2002.

 

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This is how our front yard looked in 2003 shortly after Becky created the garden bed.

 

The garden bed has changed quite a bit since 2003! You might notice that the color of the house changed too. Vinyl siding was installed subsequent to the photograph taken in 2002.

Becky’s work on the garden bed provided the motivation needed for Bob and me to continue other gardening tasks. After Becky finished weeding and trimming, Bob laid down an additional layer of mulch in the garden bed with the hope in doing so that the growth of weeds can be controlled. I weeded the second, smaller garden bed alongside the driveway. After I finished weeding that garden bed, Bob planted six dark red Mums that we had purchased on Saturday morning.

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Bob finished another project on Saturday as well. He sanded our outdoor swing and applied a clear stain.

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The swing looks good and will be protected during our cold, snowy winter.

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As the last task of the weekend, Bob mowed the grass. It certainly is a good feeling having all that yard work accomplished!

4 Responses to “The Last Weekend of the Summer”

  1. Elena

    Wow, that looks like a lot of work. Your flower beds and swing look great! We have a lot to do to get ready for the winter around here too!

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  2. Connie

    Your yard looks so nice! And that swing is beautiful! Nice job,hubby!Thanks for stopping by my Fall Festival blog…and no – no fall festival in Canal Fulton.We're transplanted from Michigan – so to show you how little I know about Ohio – I haven't a clue where Canal Fulton is!! (…and we were transplanted nearly 30 years ago!)

    Reply

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