27 April 2011

Peace Path

For many years now I've wanted to construct a peace or meditation path in my yard. I came across a cool one at a park nearby about 6 years ago and thought "I can do that!" (I do this often!!).

This massive labyrinth was built as a memorial to those who perished in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the Oklahoma City bombing.

A few years have passed and many ideas for projects have come and gone but I think I might revisit this idea. In an area near my shed, where I had planned to install a "meditation" garden (still haven't), we have a flag pole (that normally flies a Peace Sign flag, FYI) that could be the center of the labyrinth.

Peace Flag

That project will probably remain very low on "The List" because we are currently trying to clean the pool and pond and also get the plants out of the sun room into the yarden. The extraneous fencing behind the diving board was taken down yesterday and I am going to construct a wire trellis on the remaining fence posts for my kiwi vines which are taking over their corner of the sun room...

This year we are definitely maximizing the use of our yards. The swingset has been used more this last year for sure (See Hooligans/Hobos). The dogs have their own yard. Will have to start scooping poop once we get back to hanging up the clothes to dry. Either that or we could plant more kiwi under the clothes lines. Pond and pool use has always been up there and the garden bed has been used for the past couple of years. But the area behind the swingset is a rarely used area that my mom and I transferred a bunch of day lilies and irises to a few years ago. I also planted a Chinese Pistache and Gingko tree back there to add some future Fall color for my back drive (and the creek walkers). The chicken coop will go under the huge Cottonwood tree in that unused area (but not too close because we have some crafty raccoons and possums (ick!) living somewhere in the 'hood.

24 April 2011

Happy Easter

We had a great weekend of RAIN and egg hunts and a great service at church! The outside hunt was nixed due to so much RAIN but we didn't complain...everything is greening up around here and having a nice long drink.

Emo Emi
We dyed some Easter eggs.

Party of 5

We also watched a wonderful movie that I'd rented from the library on a whim. I didn't expect to like the movie, just rented it for the kids. Like Stars on Earth... such a beautiful story that I cried much of the movie and I am definitely getting the soundtrack. I can TOTALLY recommend the movie and challenge you not to cry...

Mommy & David
Me and my boy...

Easter Family Pic
Happy Easter from the Morgans

15 April 2011

Serenity Now

So, we used to have a black front door. It faces the South and would get very hot on sunny days. For a few years I envisioned our house with a red door, maybe crimson. I researched the meaning behind a red door and found in Feng Shui, it symbolizes the mouth of the home. Red is supposed to be welcoming to friends, money and success. After finally settling on a color, we decided to scrap red because everybody and their dog has a red door. I am so glad we did. It would have been a heat absorber too, I'm sure.

Blue Door

Blue represents water and abundance; trust, loyalty and stability.

Speaking of heat absorbers, the week old chicks (who require their heat lamp still) are very therapeutic and educational to watch. Sort of like watching a pile of ants, but these are bigger and peck at each others eyes on occasion. They are so cute and the pecking order has already changed.

Checking Each Other Out

10 April 2011

Of Late

Let's see...where do I start? I've spent a few days digging, excavating, transplanting, pruning, etc and I feel like I've made a smallish dent in the work I've set out to do. I moved my garbanzo bean plants that I sprouted inside into a container outside. I divided up my banana plants and tons of daylillies and irises with a TON more to dig through. Slowly but surely we are clearing up the pond area...

We got baby chicks on Friday and they are soooo cute (and also not too bright). I forgot about all of the chirping and pecking. We got 3 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Araucanas (Easter Egg hens) and 2 Black Australorps. They are a couple of days old now and getting some feathers already.


We spent yesterday painting the coop and preparing the yard for a nice, relaxing yet productive summer.

Two Cool Chicks

Checking out the Chicks

We also did some porch sitting...

Porch Sitting

Later we went to Thai Thai, a new thai bistro in our neighborhood and YUM! So Good!

Won Ton Soup and Hot Tea

Eating Like a Big Girl


Kao-Soi at Thai Thai

Later we stopped at Braum's for some ice cream and Aubri wanted some "brown"

Ice Cream Twinsies

01 April 2011

Apricot Fools

Last night I told the kids that we were having Eggs in a Basket for breakfast. This morning was a different story for them. The littlest one does not like eggs so this was a special meal!

Fakeout...looks like an egg sunny side up!

Click the photo above to see what it really is!