Sunday, June 3, 2007

Wednesday was "D" day....

D is for..... Dirt and lot's of it (grin)... Wednesday was "Extreme Makeover" Cramer Avenue edition (Now only were we having major work done, our neighbor also had a big ole' concrete truck in the road puring all new sidewalks.. WOW). When my landscaper arrived they came with 3 count them 3 very large landscaping trucks with dumpers, 1 truck towing a large flatbed carrying a New Holland Backhoe and a pallet of sod, another truck towing a LARGE enclosed trailer and the third just himself. WOW... I live on a small residential street and WOO HOOO... I think the neighbors thought a house was comin' down with all of this equipment. But YIPEE... It's done. How could I not share a few pics..

Before... what a mess (insert embarrassed look here). river rock everywhere, weeds... Nothing wanted to grow... UGH..

After a little of this... Our yard was starting to take shape.. All of the young boys in the neighborhood were quite impressed by this bad boy. One little one stood by my deck pointing and all he could say was 'Truck"... "Truck"..

Two very large truckloads later we had.... dirt. Our lawn was so uneven that once it was leveled my flowerbed actually became a 'raised' bed. I had all of these large rocks surrounding my old flowerbeds and they worked out perfectly making a retainer wall for the new bed... I love how it turned out. Drum roll please....

Welcome to my little piece of Heaven... (Yes, that became this all in 1 day !!!)

I realize it's not very big... But it is all MINE...

Here's one of my favorite spots.. My raised bed.
As you can tell I love primitive architectural details. I have arbours, chairs, terra cotta bird baths, antique window frames and... this little white one in the new flower bed I picked up yesterday from an awesome little store in Esperance NY.. Homegrown Designs. If your ever in the neighborhood you must go check them out. Now if I can get some stamping done, life will be perfect.

3 comments:

lindsalita said...

Lisa this is gorgeous, I don't think stamping will be getting done if you have a wonderland like this available (maybe stamping on the deck!)

Debbi (no 'e' on the end) said...

Wow.....I am so envious of your yard. I can't believe you got it all done in one day....that's amazing. It really is beautiful. I'm sure you will have many great days spent there.

Angie Z. said...

That's so awesome looking! Yay for you! It came out just fabulous!
~Angie