I often share my projects with you, here on my blog. But what you don't see is that while I'm planting flowers and veggies, or cooking up a feast, my sweetie is very often here at my house, working his little butt off.
He sees things that need to be done and takes it upon himself to tackle the project.
And he L-L-L-L-L's me. Which he proves to me in a million little ways every single day.
One of the ongoing projects he's been working on is my back lawn.
Now, I'm not one of those people who needs a perfect lawn.
Nope, never have been.
As long as it's neatly trimmed and looks fairly green, I'm fine with that.
I can't stress about every single dandelion and all the creeping charlie. I have a million other things to do.
My sweetie, on the other hand, has a gorgeous piece of property.
And he does care about things like dandelions.
So, when my lawn got tore up last season during all the construction, he took it upon himself to make it right again.
He leveled out the tire ruts, filled in the trenches with top soil, and planted grass seed.
And he watered. And watered.
And now, you would never know, that last summer my back garden looked like a war zone.
This season, he's been tackling some of the larger patches of weeds.
Digging out large sections of lawn, filling in with good soil, and then planting grass seed.
I told you, he's a good sweetie.
Of course, as it goes up here on the mountain top, he's been encountering a major amount of rocks.
Not just these fairly large ones, that he tossed around a lilac tree. As well as many others, which I used when rebuilding the rock walls around the veggie garden.
But these super sized ones, that nearly killed him when was trying to dig them out.
Seriously, these rocks are huge!
Those are not the feet of a small child. Those are my tootsies, size 8, in my favorite green Sloggers.
Those rocks are ridiculous! I was really worried about my sweetie when he was struggling to get them out - I don't want him having a heart attack over a stupid rock!
Isn't it crazy that this is what's right under the surface grass? How does anything grow here? I just don't know.
Meanwhile, over at Sweetie's own house, things are growing as well. Starting with these adorable newborn Robins, in a nest in his Rhodies.
They are nothing but a blur of beaks and feathers at this point! Little cuties, I hope they will be safe.
And I had to capture the antics of this little red squirrel at his window feeder. I bought the feeder for my sweetie a couple of years ago, so his kitty-cat, Lucy, could have a good view of the birds.
Well, this little red squirrel was putting on quite the show yesterday afternoon!
First, she scrambles up to the feeder, and gets herself into position.
The little cute face goes into the feeder, stuffing her cheeks with sunflower seeds.
Then the face comes out....see the seeds sticking out of her mouth?
And WHOOSH - she swings upside down, hangs on by her tiny toes, and uses her 'hands' to eat all the seeds.
It was the funniest little show! She's quite the acrobat, this little squirrel mama! I could see her teats were all engorged, she must be feeding a family somewhere - I'm sure she's famished and needs to keep up her energy!
Back at my house, I caught this fuzzy bumble bee napping on a chive blossom.
I guess I never really thought about how or when bumble bees sleep, but this little guy was resting on that one blossom for ages! Long enough for me to go get the camera, put on the lens, come back out, take multiple photos....and then move on to other things. He eventually woke up and flew off, It was amazing!
Isn't nature just wonderful? Bears and all, I wouldn't trade my little mountain top life for anything.
And my sweetie? I'm not trading him either.
He's a keeper. I L-L-L-L-L him right back.