Sunday, May 21, 2006

Our Mission


We had quite a weekend around here, especially Saturday. After literally years of experimenting with various ideas for the backyard, it all started
coming together last summer. Then we discovered that the heater for our in-ground spa wasn't working. Since the spa was 26 years old, it seemed pointless to spend $1,000+ on a new heater. While visiting recently with friends in the Bay Area, I discovered that they had converted THEIR in-ground spa into a fountain. Talk about your ah hah! moments. Don liked the idea and it was added to his list of things to do . . . sometime.

However, while Don was gone this week I had the thought that a work crew of friends would be a fun idea to put in not only the fountain but also put together a gas grill and patio furniture. So, while my brother David and friends Gary and Francine tackled various projects, I was re-potting trees, taking care of a meal in the kitchen and recording the events. And overlooking the project was our happy granny.


Today, Kris and I drove up to Placerville to welcome home the son of long-time family friends, Barb and Jeff. Paul had been away for two years. While there Jeff brought out two beautiful tomato plants and some crook neck squash from his greenhouse. He had run out of room in the garden but I have just the spot and will put them in tomorrow. And with all the rain we are getting, planting should be a breeze.

Below are a few pictures from Saturdays events.

5 comments:

Cate said...

Fabulous idea, Annie! And your backyard/patio are absolutely GORGEOUS! xo

the Caitlinator said...

Gosh, it looks beautiful! You should put some greens around the edges of the fountain. Or not - I know how sometimes I hate other people's ideas.

AnnieElf said...

Hi Cait - actually yours is a good idea. The fountain does look bare and it needs some fine tuning. I have a picnic bench that is going to come back to the edge of the spa, probably against the wall and I'm going to set potted plants there. The wall is really bare. Or I may paint a mural on the wall. Lots of possibilities. Thank you for the comment. It is definitely a good one.

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Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

We are putting in a fountain too! Great idea to convert your spa into one
!