Friday, May 10, 2013
Closer and Closer...And Closer still....
This morning I raided the Rosemary bushes in the back yard again. I only take the dead branches from underneath. They are the most fun for trunks of trees and gnarly vines.
Tessie helped me glue and tape the branches to the house where they touch the walls.
I had already done the ground plantings on this side...She gad to be very careful where she stepped. Bare feet are not always the best in AZ.
I wear flip flops most of the year, when in the back yard. Just to be safe...Not her...She is brave or foolish. I won't say which.
After the branches were dry, I did the same thing that I did to the one in the front. Reindeer moss and glue.
Please excuse the mess in the front yard. Those are decorative trim for the roof peak.
Tessie seems to ignore the fact that there should be a wall on that side. She is used to living in an open house.
Don't ask...She is watering the cacti with a Styrofoam cup full of tap water. That will keep her occupied for a while...It's a small cup.
Just a couple more days of finishing things up and there will be a housewarming party...You are invited.
Here's a close up of the tree out front. You can see how I sort of wrap the moss around the branches.
I like leaving a few of the branches bare, so that you can see the form of the tree.
This is a terrible photo of the woodpecker, but since I have woodpeckers that live in my back yard in real life, I had to have one by the cottage...I forgot the squirrels. Yet another thing to add. Or maybe I will just dig a few holes and say that they are sleeping.
I am off to finish the landscaping and clean up the mess. And I do mean mess. It is amazing how much stuff it takes to landscape a two foot square board.
See you tomorrow.