imagesYW79DRE41199-17Well, I have to admit, thanks to my wonderful nephew, all the rose bushes have been planted.  I ended up with five bushes in the flower bed next to the house.  I have a variety of colors, a deep red at the south corner of the house, then a gold, a pure white, a lavender and last near the entrance another yellow/gold bush.  I ended up buying three climbing rose bushes.  Just inside the chain linked fence pink roses grow tall and each stem has multiply flowers on it.  To the east and in the middle of the fence my nephew planted the deep red climber.  On the fence next to road and the west, a white climber was planted.  I think it will look nice to go from the red to the pink and the white.  The other red climber was planted near the fence across from the front door.  I think I went a little crazy with the roses, but I do love them.  They will add beautiful color to the front yard and smell great, but not overwhelming, I hope.

images[6]The Forsythias were planted by the new fence area in the back yard to give it some bight color next to the beautiful lilac bushes for spring.  I have two shady flower beds to plant with something that will bloom all summer.  i do love flowers.  It is a work in progress.  And now we have snow predicted for this weekend.

I cleaned off the back porch today.  Arranged the chairs and enjoyed the fresh air.  Thanks to my wonderful nephew, the backyard is now secure and I can let the pups out without a leash.  They love to chase each other in the yard, then run to the porch for a break.  I have my flower care schedule on my calendar to make sure I don’t forget.  I am looking forward to the first new growth and the appearance of rose buds.  I do love to paint roses, ladybugs and most anything.

NEW HANGMAN SINGLENow that the plants are in the ground, back to work on The Hangman and getting it finished this month.  I take a few hours break and complete the ladybug I’ve been working on.  I have so many novels to write and paintings to paint, I need more hours in my day.  Isn’t that the way it goes though, when you have multiple things you love to do.

Well folks, needless to say I am tired and it is late here at the foot of Pike’s Peak.  So it is off to bed.  Everyone have a great Friday and weekend.  If it snows, stay in, sit by the fireplace and have a hot toddy.  Stay safe.