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Monday, May 2, 2011

~a weekend, a path, a garden~

Our weekend was a whirl of activity. 
We had our neighborhood garage sale. It was fabulous fun minus the getting up in the dark. We have wonderful friends and neighbors and would not have a sale if not for them. They are almost more fun than we can stand at six o' clock in the morning. 

Joe and I sold almost everything and donated the rest. This image above is our neighbor's brick path where we had the sale. It had to be photographed.

Yesterday was our daughter's, CC's, college piano recital. She played beautifully, a peppy song, Hava Nagila. She woke up the audience!

We are back at the old house and I am resting from working in the flower garden and mowing the grass at the yellow house last week. Here are some flowers from our yellow house.

This little pink climbing rose is trailing all over the place.

Stonecrop with it's slight touch of pink.

We love flowers against hard surfaces like the landscape timbers.

What did you do this past weekend?

grace surrounds us



  1. That is gorgeous Olive. I spent time with the boys as my husband worked. Well I should say I spent time in the car carting them around!

  2. The flowers are beautiful and I love your neighbor's stone path - charming!


  3. Cool pics Olive! A neighborhood garage sales sounds like fun! Get rid of some stuff, pick up some stuff:@)

  4. You have me thinking about a garage sale now. We have so much stuff to get rid of. Also, I love the look of that sedum! Oh yeah, that path is awesome too.

  5. Olive -Lovely photos... Did you take any SaLe Pics???
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  6. Spent the weekend working in the garden! I love that brick path in your neighbour's place. Lovely photos as always of the gorgeous flowers at the yellow house. Hava Nagilla was a very brave thing for your daughter to play. You must have been very proud of her!

  7. I can imagine you all dancing to Hava Nagila at 6a am! Sounded brilliant! What did I do this Bank Holiday - well I bought a new kitchen, which arrived in flat packs in 2006 (unmissable bargain) - also being promised faithfully it would be up and running in no time. So today I got out a screw driver, etc, laid the boddy pieces out on the utility room floor and got to work! It's amazing what you can do when you try!

  8. I can't remember when last I sat and listened to someone playing the piano! Lovely flower pics Olive.I was still catching sheep lambs this weekend and in between huddled in front of the tv with a book!

  9. Hi Olive! Glad your neighborhood sale went well. I love that sweet little path. I would have loved to have heard your daughter play. Do you know what? I played for a wedding years ago and Hava Nagila is what the bride wanted me to play after they were introduced as husband and wife. She wanted to surprise her mother and I'm sure she did! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. Olive your flowers are beautiful! But I really love your shots of the brick path. How wonderful and mysterious....Even if they do only lead to the neighbors house *winks*
    Last weekend I went antiquercising as usual. *winks* Vanna

  11. Hey Missy, I don't know HOW you keep up with TWO houses!! Your roses are so so pretty! Sounds like your weekend was fun, congrats on selling out! I painted all weekend, found some great things at The Seed Box sale1
    xoxo Debra

  12. We froze our keesters
    off and went to the
    movies and other than
    the baseball practice
    from Antarctica, just
    hunkered! I needed
    your gorgeous pics;
    xx Suzanne

  13. Hi Olive!
    I spent Saturday & Sunday outside with my Mr. mowing, planting flowers, trimming bushes, & enjoying our time together! Your flowers are so lovely! I picked the last of my peonies, brought them to my office, & have a huge bouquet on my desk. Next to lilacs, they're my favorites!

  14. Hi Olive! Congrats on a successful sale and your pictures are lovely.

    I hope you will drop by and enter my latest giveaway.

  15. Love the moss and the brick path. I see your verbena is doing well, too.

  16. Hi Olive,
    That picture of the brick pathway is awesome. You really took some great photos! Glad the sale was a success. It's a lot of work but it sounds like it was worth it.

  17. Congrats to your daughter on a successful piano recital. Love your lovely plants and flowers, Olive....Christine

  18. The neighbor's path is great. Sounds like you had a good weekend even if it did invlove getting up a "little" early. Congrats on your sucessful sale.

  19. Gorgeous photos, Olive. They are all amazing!

    We are headed over to the marina before we leave the lake today. Going to try to get some shots for a post later this week.

  20. A lovely selection of photos from a busy weekend. I enjoyed a lovely weekend being spoilt as it was my birthday yesterday. I will be posting about the places we visited in due course but not yet awhile as rather busy!

  21. Gorgeous path and flowers Olive! Thanks for stopping by.

  22. Sounds like a full weekend!
    We celebrated Easter a week late. That's what we did this weekend. We were too sick Easter weekend and didn't want to infect everyone.
    Also revisited a grand Open House at an old home we have a crush on.


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