Peevish Pen

Ruminations on reading, writing, rural living, retirement, aging—and sometimes cats. And maybe a border collie or other critters.

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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.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Pergola: Then & Now

Back in 2009, we bought a pergola for the backyard. I blogged about it it my "Yard Thing" post on July 16, 2009. This is how it looked once it was assembled.

Back in 2009, it looked, well, bare. Even a few months later, when my husband added an accessory, it was still pretty bare.

Well, that was then. Now—five years later—the pergola is covered in wisteria and grapevines. You can hardly see it for the vegetation.

Here's a closer look.

What a difference five years makes, huh? Now it's a shady bower. But, wait! There's more. Finally the grape vines we planted two years ago produced fruit.

The grapes on one side are white and the grapes on the other are red. I forgot which is which. Once they ripen, we'll know for sure.

Here's a closer look:

This is the view from inside:

And, of course, there's some cat art.




Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's adorable, Becky. Do you and your husband take the time to sit out there every once in a while? Soon you will be stomping grapes like Lucy and Ethel. LOL

6:43 PM  
Blogger CountryDew said...

Wow, look at those grapes. I am purple with envy.

6:59 PM  

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