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A few more weeks and the flamingo herd will be put away for the winter…I added color to this photo but I don’t know how I did it.

Summer is folding her beach towels, even though we still have nice weather.  Days are shorter and things are falling asleep, or simply throwing their tired petals away and cleaning house, getting ready to shut everything down until next year.

I always want to hold on to summer but she can be stubborn, that’s for sure.  I don’t particularly like fall because it’s the doorway to what comes next.  But it’s not up to me.  It’s up to Mother Nature and she does whatever she likes.

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Flowers in my yard…

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With the never ending rain…everything is gigantic…

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Flowers in my yard…

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I didn’t plant these yellow flowers but I like them…

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IT NEVER STOPS RAINING AND BEING DARK…garden is eating the flamingos and I can’t save them because it’s too bloody wet…it’s always night and no spring or sun in May…don’t move to Chicago unless you’re a mole.

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My doormat…in my flamingo garden.

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So, a big branch fell down, during one of the storm, so I stuck in in the tree and tied ribbons around it. It’s good Feng Shui, movement. It’s happy and hippy. Don’t know what will happen when it rains.

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Art (not by me) in my yard…

They finished my fence just before dark last night…2 pictures

I was so worried about Emily.  She came in the yard after they left and was freaking out.  She was terrified and wouldn’t eat.  I put her food down and went in the house.  I saw her come back later.  I left her alone.  When I went out at midnight, she was completely normal and wanted pets, ate all her food, and had been sleeping in her house.  Relief.  She was fine this morning.

This is my new flamingo flag.  I love it.  I’m doing flamingos in the yard and was out there at eight this morning (didn’t want to wake the neighborhood up by going out any earlier) decorating.

The fence people were fabulous.  I gave them unhealthy treats everyday and healthy water. I left my door open so they could come in when they wanted to.  Great people.  They said mine was a tough job.  It was.  They had three guys yesterday, instead of two because they were a day behind because of the GIGANTIC roots from my HUGE trees.  They had to do ALL the post holes by hand because of roots and wires.  I felt so bad for them.  They couldn’t use the machines.  Anyway, it’s done.  My flag is up, even though the poll is way too long for my liking.  I have to make it a bit shorter but I couldn’t wait.   One of the guys hung up the holder for me.  🙂

I absolutely LOVE my fence.  I had them go behind the trees, so all the trees that were behind the fence are now inside.  My vines are gone, and that looks weird, but I kind of like it and will keep it that way.  I had board on board last time, but this is so much nicer.  When they left he said that they are SO booked.  The phone never stops ringing, so many jobs.  I told him that was why I called a month ago, so I could be one of the first on the list, and that way enjoy the fence all summer.  I’m so happy I did that.  He said if I called now he didn’t know when they could get to me.

It rained off and on today but I was out there early, playing, putting flamingos up, and moving things around, because I’m so excited.  I never did outgrow being excited about things.  Maybe it’s just a personality trait and not just something from childhood.  I love surprises and presents (given and received) and new fences, my cat and my kids being happy, and having flamingos in my yard, even if they are plastic.

Everything wears off eventually and I want to be happy with my fence before that happens.  I think the fence is happy too.  Really, fences can be happy.  Everything can be happy, don’t you think?  We just think we need a brain and lungs to be happy but I think there are different kinds of happiness so, I’m sticking with that.

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