Friday, July 27, 2007

The new deck......

The yard is a construction zone!
This is the deck in progress-Sean has basically doubled the area of the existing deck (the one that is attached to the house and accessible out the family room sliding door). This way, we can get changed into our suits and then hop right out to the pool. The location of the stairs to the yard has been changed, and poor Bear is having such a problem with the change. It's like he knows where they SHOULD be, and they aren't there anymore, and it just isn't right. So he stands there with his head cocked to one side,willing the stairs to go back to the right spot!


I have noticed lots of knitters also like to garden-I am just learning (as in my thumb is brown with some green spots). But I am quite pleased with my "Love Lies Bleeding" (or Amaranthus-caudatus) See it here- http://www.rainyside.com/features/plant_gallery/annuals/Amaranthus_caudatus.html#amar
My apologies for the "iffy" picture-the chenille type flowers are really a bright pink, and the stems and veins of the leaves are the same colour. Really an amazing plant. The name of it was what really caught my eye!



5 comments:

Carol said...

I've seen the name too and wondered....neat-o!

Dominique said...

Your deck and swimming pool look really summery to me. I wish we had a nice summer, but no. Leaves me lots of knittingtime - just finished socks with the yarn you sent me. Picture on my blog !

DianeS said...

Nice deck...isn't it funny how our furry folk make it perfectly clear that they did not approve the change before it was done.

Miss Scarlett said...

Oooh what a great idea - is the pool deep enough to just jump right in? Looks so inviting.

Love Lies Bleeding is an awesome name for a plant. I am going to have to look for that next year - it is a dramatic plant for a pot. Great idea.

Lynne said...

Can I come to float in your pool tomorrow? I'll bring a picnic!

Shawl is very pretty, Deb.