Peevish Pen

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Yard Thing

Does my lower lawn (aka "courtyard," but actually the septic field) look a little empty to you?

Yeah, it has the old gazebo (hidden by tree and vines), the zebra grass, a brick wall, and some flowers, but it needs something—well—distinctive.

Tuesday Kroger at Westlake had reduced the price on a "Toscano two-bench arbor with pergola top." And it was Senior Citizen Day, so I got an additional 5% discount. Good thing I have a truck with an 8-foot bed!

The thing came in a gazillion pieces in a big box.

Good thing I have a mechanically minded husband—who has tools. I don't know what all these are, but they ought to do the job.

By Thursday morning, he had most of the gazillion pieces put together.

Here's a view from the bench:

Now I'm thinking that the new yard thing would look better in the middle of the courtyard instead of so close to the bottom driveway. What do you think?

Here's a view from the other side:

See? A little too close to the driveway, don't you think? Good thing we haven't pinned it down yet.

And I can't decide on which side to plant the wisteria. Decisions, decisions.


Blogger CountryDew said...

That looks very nice. But maybe it should be a little further from the driveway if only to avoid some dust.

8:59 AM  

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