Monday, August 20, 2012

Spring Lilies and an Old Coal Bucket

Usually the only time I see these in my yard, it is in the early
spring. Last week I went out in the heat
of August and here they are.
We call them Naked Ladies....

I rescued this old coal bucket from the yard at
Mom's farm is in sorry shape.
I have been watering it and the Hens and
Chicks are looking better than they did in this
picture I took a couple weeks ago.

I am having a bear of a time getting the
darn fescue grass pulled out.  I know it
is not much to look at but I want
to get it looking better....because
Mom painted it and planted it.
Now, that she is past 90 and not
able to do more than help look after
herself on good days....the things
she created mean a lot to me.

I usually do not see these dried leaves
all over the place until after the first
hard frosts of fall, but we have had such
a drought of a summer the leaves are
just falling off all over the place.


  1. Same here Peggy, lots of leaves on the ground. What -a great idea for a planter.

  2. Hi, I am glad I found the new Thimble Collector! Waiting for news about your collection! Keep on thimblin'! Greetings from Poland!