Weekend in Pictures

Great weekend for getting stuff DONE! After playing last weekend in Tahoe for my 40th, we had a dry weekend here in P-town with the sun out a good portion of the time.  I won’t bore you with the super sexy photos of the ripping out of icky old wire fencing that had grown into the laurel hedge, but here are a few snapshots of stuff that made me grin, and one shot I saw today that left me in tears.

Pottingstation

Remember how I said my sweetheart took apart our old media cabinet to use a part of it to make me a coffee table for part of my birthday present? Well here’s the “skeleton” of it – which we flipped it over and repurposed into a potting station the garden! Lots of space for tools in the “drawer” (where the DVD player once sat) and room underneath for bags of soil, pots, etc. I’m also thinking it could potentially be a great planter for lettuce if we drill some holes for drainage, but one thing at a time 🙂

For those of you who remember my raised bed before, the one on the left has been there. Dan suggested we

The raised beds (top left) have been a foundation of my backyard, where during the growing season there are nasturtiums trailing down the sides, veggies growing, and the soil benefiting directly from the lime in the cinderblocks. Dan suggested we build another bed cozied in with the other to maximize the summer sun, increase our harvest, and still leave room for a bit of grassy space (I love spreading out a sheet in the summer for a picnic), the clothesline and our fire pit. Building beds are sometimes seen as the unsexy side of gardening but, for me, that’s exactly what sunny February days are perfect for!

 

Seeds! Seeds! Wheeeee! We got a big order of seeds this year from Horizon Herbs in Southern Oregon with some new heirloom varieties of the classics to try, along with a few newbies for me: bush peas instead of climbers (any opinions out there?) along with daikon radish.

Seeds! Seeds! Wheeeee! We got a big order of seeds this year from Horizon Herbs in Southern Oregon with some new heirloom varieties of the classics to try, along with a few newbies for me: bush peas instead of climbers (any opinions out there?) along with daikon radish. Whoop whoop!

Devastated to hear the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman at age 46.  The same age as my fiance, he left a partner and 3 children behind, along with a legendary impact on the world of film. May his soul be at peace now - the heartbreaking effect of addiction is beyond words for any of us who have dealt with it as individuals or as family of those battling it. RIP.

Devastated to hear of the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman at age 46. The same age as my fiance, Hoffman left a partner and 3 children behind, along with his legendary imprint on the world of film and theatre. May his soul be at peace now – the heartbreaking effect of addiction is beyond words for any of us who have dealt with it as individuals or as family of those battling it. RIP.

 

  One thought on “Weekend in Pictures

  1. smallftprints
    February 3, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Love your potting bench … and what a clever reuse! Your gardening photos always make me yearn for spring. Looks like you’re going to have a great veggie patch this year!! It was very sad to hear of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death. I guess it doesn’t matter how much fame or money one has, addiction is an equal opportunity destroyer.

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  2. February 3, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Way to go on Upcycling the media cabinet into a potting bench!!! It looks great!!

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  3. Anonymous
    January 6, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Your reuse of the media cabinet into an end table and a potting bench is clever. And you already have a third life for it in mind! I see those at garage sales ALL the time and it’s nice to know that they can be repurposed.

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  4. January 6, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    I missed this post, I’m so glad you shared it with me today on my link party. You and your husband are definitely creative as I don’t know that I would have thought to use a media cabinet to make a table. Love the potting bench from the leftover portion.

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    • January 8, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Thanks! it was funny as it wasn’t until it was upside down on the back patio, waiting for destruction/discarding that I saw its potential 🙂

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