Monday, August 19, 2013

Welcome to the Jungle Part 2

The past few weeks have been crazy!  Starting a new school year and adjusting to a new routine always takes it out of me.  I hope to update my blog more regularly, i.e. daily, now that I have two little monkeys in school. 

The week before school started, between the shopping, and squeezing in a few extra fun things, I worked on my flower bed  jungle in the backyard.  It was a lot of work but boy was it worth it! 

Here is the before pic that  you saw in my first post about my jungle that I love so much...



As you can see we have some delightful wood in the flower bed, no we are not part hillbilly, but you would never know from looking at our backyard!


The overgrown grass and flowers add such a nice ambiance to the yard, don't you think?  Said sarcastically of course.


Here is what it looks like after I cleaned up the hillbilly wood and pulled weeds.  Hooray!  Looks so much better.  The wood was burned in our fire pit, which is currently a work in progress.  So, it served well for toasting marshmallows and hanging out with the kiddos and hubby.


I even met a few friends while I was cleaning out the garden!  This is the cutest little frog.  He even posed for me as I shot this pic.  Isn't he nice?  I will call him George.  He looks like a George doesn't he?  I tried to pick him up after I was done taking his photo, and he peed on me.  Guess he didn't like it!


And here is a leaf bug!  I had never seen one of these before and I was so excited I got to meet this little guy.  Look at the detail on his body.  You can see little veins going through his skin just like a real leaf.  I had to do a double take to be sure I was really seeing this!

My kids then came outside and was wondering what I was up to, and of course were hungry.  It seems like they are always hungry!  And now that they are off to school, I miss them interrupting me to ask for lunch.  Sigh.  Tell me how your back to school adventures are going.  How are the kids doing?  Are they excited?  I want to know!

Love and Blessings,

Alison

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