Showing posts from August, 2015

173 In Bloom 2015

This has been a relatively productive summer, and there will be some additional posts to reflect that.  But sometimes it's just good to sit back and enjoy what you have.  One instance of that is the plethora of flowers, bushes and trees that bloom on 173's one-tenth of an acre.  Yup - postage stamp!  Not to brag but, the yard gets alot of compliments.  People come from across the neighborhood to see it sometimes.  One lady wanted to include it in a paper she was writing for a college class, and one time there was a group of teenage girls (whom we had never seen before) using the yard as a backdrop for a photo-shoot!  Of course that was not always the case.  When we first arrived lo those many years ago, there was some spirea, a rose bush, and some other flowering bush.  I think that was pretty much it.  Here's a bit of a representative pic:

So here's some pics from around the yard.  First let me say that not one single sunflower was planted this year.  However, we have…