Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Taming Of The Shrubs

Well, for those of you were faithfully waiting for Thedding Thursday, I’m afraid it’s not going to happen.  Since I have already posted all the wedding pictures I took as well as the ones Meagan had already given me, she had put a whole new batch of pictures in the mail to me earlier in the week.  However, they didn’t arrive today when they were supposed to, since mail is notoriously slow reaching Manteo.   I am very much hoping that they will make their appearance tomorrow, in which case, we will be all weddingish then.
But today?  I guess we’ll instead have to settle with shrubishness.   Not quite as exciting as weddingish I realize but hey, desperate times call for desperate measures!  
So Here, For Your Reading Enjoyment, Is The Story of the Smith Shrubs
(try to contain your enthusiasm)

When we first bought our house two years ago, the shrubs were just a wee bit wild.  But there were a whole bunch of other things that we needed to accomplish with our money and our time and so they had to say a wee bit wild for a while.
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A couple weeks ago, however, Steve got it in his head to wade into those ol’ shrubs and get them sorted out and he called on his young and capable assistant to help him with the job at hand.  He knew enough not to call on me because he knows that if I got down on my knees to pull even one weed, we would need two hoists and one ambulance crew to get me upright again.
And hoists and ambulance crews?  They sort of get in the way of Smith Shrub-bing.
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This my favorite picture of the ones I took that day.  May I just reassure you that I did not, repeat did NOT, lie down on my stomach to get that particular perpendicular perspective.  One of the big reasons I bought the camera I did (Nikon D5000) is that it features a tiltable screen which allows me to get shots that my non-flexible body would otherwise have to walk (or limp) right on by.
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And now . . . .
Here are a few shots  showing what the Smith Shrubs look like after the hard work invested by the Smith Shrubbers.  This area will be especially pretty in the spring and summer because the rose bushes planted there produce the loveliest of blooms.
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I’m just thrilled that our shrubs have been tamed and even more thrilled that I was not involved in the taming thereof.  
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Love Being A Nonny said...

I know how much hard work went into this! Looks Amazing!

MaryH said...

You have the prettiest house and shrubs. How is Snowy? I though maybe he would be poking around during the shrubbing. Miss seeing that little guy.

Sarah said...

How on earth do you manage to keep the slugs and snails off those hostas? Here in England the leaves are always chewed into lacework unless you put a lot of poison pellets down, and with a dog you wouldn't want to do that!

Kristina said...

Fredding Friday?!

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