Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Checkered Path...

Sounds kind of dicey, huh?...Like a "checkered past"...;^)

But, it's my new flower/herb garden walkway; the "boys" finished it this evening.

I'm really happy with it, but then I like checks in almost any form...



As a surprise, they started working on the little fish pond, as well...


Birds are so smart, really. This robin couldn't wait for Mr. B and Jonathan to move OUT OF HIS WAY...not sure which he was more determined to get ~ worms in the tilled soil, or water in the fish pond...(that part didn't happen yet) ~

Probably worms.

(To be continued...)

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  1. How exciting! A new checkered path and a fish pond. Just love making new little areas in the garden. Especially when it comes off the way you had it pictured in your mind. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to future updates.

  2. Bravo! They have done a great job here!! Looks beautiful.. Yep, I believe that pretty little robin is going to have a great time in the fresh soil.. He will not need to look far for worms..
    Wishing you a beautiful week

  3. How exciting! A new checkered path and a fish pond. Just love making new little areas in the garden. Especially when it comes off the way you had it pictured in your mind. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to future updates.

  4. Ohhhh that looks so great! Good job guys.

    Can't wait to see the pond and garden all finished.

    Have a good night and a great Thursday.

    Take care, Janet W

  5. Lovely path! I can hardly wait to see it and the pond surrounded by flowers!

  6. Hi Anne: I'm so happy to meet you and am now your newest follower. Thank you for coming over to the Cottage. I love your header!!! As you will find out about me I love when the animals talk! Great walkway and that robin will be very happy in time..Happy Thursday..Judy

  7. Nice to have a new space to plan and think about. Path looks great.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  8. Hello Anne,
    Thank you so much for visiting me and joining as a follower. I think I must be your newest follower now. What a wonderful blog you have. So much to see and read about. I love your Leo! How beautiful he is!! I have a little long haired Chihuahua called Corey. But I love cats too. If you have time to scroll back through my pictures I have done several 'people' cats.

    Have a wonderful day! We are having very heavy April showers.
    Big Hugs
    June xx

  9. Ha ha...I laughed with the robin. I have one that follows me around my garden whenever I dig, waiting for me to move out of the way, so he can see if anything to eat has surfaced. They are such opportunists!

    I love that fish pond! That will be so cute. And that checkered path is lovely.

  10. Your checkered path is very cute! Don't you LOVE robins? They are so hungry, always looking for their worms. I love their fat orange chests, all proud and bright.

  11. I LOVE that checkered pathway!!! And I can't wait to see more of the fish pond! What a beautiful, relaxing area that is going to be.

  12. The Path is gorgeous! I love the checks! The whole area is going to be so pretty when it's complete! :0)

  13. Can't wait to see it lined with plants, the pond as well.

  14. Hi Anne!
    So blessed to meet you and glad you're sticking around The Writer's Reverie as a follower. I'm following you back - so enjoyed my visit with you here. Loved those dyed eggs - never saw the interiors dyed - so lovely! And, all you amazing postcard scans - love vintage images!!

    What a great start to your garden - we're putting a little footpath through our random wildflowers this year so we can better fill all the feeders. Last year we didn't do that and couldn't get to the birdfeeders for re-fills! Photos of the process following this spring and summer . . .

    Your vintage family pictures are so very sweet. Love them all. Magnolia Manor looks very like the Lovelace Manor B&B in Lancaster PA where we stayed last year - I'll have to compare the photos more closely.

    Loved your egg hunt story. What a blessing that the Lord showed His good pleasure on your generous and giving heart when He put the golden egg before YOU after you gave your eggs away. Love that!!


  15. Those robins love to bathe in whatever they can also. Love your header. Thank you for coming by. I am following you and following with Linky too. Love your walkway.

  16. Blogger has been strange this morning but it seems to have straightened it's little self out now.

    1. I'm following you, too.
    2. LOVE your blog name and header.
    3. I want that checkered path!!
    4. Seems June is a common thread with us. She's such a dear.

    So happy to meet you and hope to get to know you much better through blog-land!


  17. Cool, Mom! Is that our old fish pond from Park?

  18. Oh, there was no mention of a fish pond yesterday!! How dreamy, you're going to love it. It looks beautiful already. And that little robin sitting there, how perfect.

  19. Anne....thanks for the visit, and the follow. Got ya back!:) Have a sweet evening!:)


  20. I love your checkered path and cute robin too :)

  21. Hello Anne
    Your walk is lovely and I can't wait to check out your older posts.. I am your newest follower!

  22. Hi Anne~
    I am your newest follower too! Thank you so much for stopping by and joining me. =0)
    I love what you have done outside! We are going to try and do some of that this summer. I am inspired by your ideas!!


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