Monday, 17 April 2017

Memo, Mail & Me: It's Monday April 17th

A big Monday wave to all & linking in with our hostess, Sian at:  From High In The Sky

Oh Monday, you & your six friends have travelled in quite a blur this  week.

Our new 8 foot fence has been installed to ensure some patio privacy.  The upcoming tulips & daffodils closest to the fence were rather trampled under foot & equipment but it is the price to pay for the installation.  I am hoping that they will grace the garden next spring.  In the foreground, the large flat rocks & stones are part of  our water feature.  Once the trellis are reinstalled & the clematis climbs up them, the fence won't look so bare.
The old 6 foot fence

 
The new 8 foot fence


The fence builders brought their dog, Jake, a Golden Retriever, with them both days & both days Jake would wait patiently in one of the patio chairs for them to take a break, or he would stare in through our patio screen door as he had seen the cats  & spent some of the time hoping that the fur girls might just come out to play.  The girls took one look at Jake & said, stupid boy & walked away.  I thought Jake was a lovely visitor.
 
Jake staring in through the screen door

 
Jake waits patiently & comfortably in the chair


While I search for a pause in time button, I hope everyone has a marvelous week ahead.

 

21 comments:

  1. What a cute canine assistant! Fence looks very smart and those bulbs will look beautiful against it next year.

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    1. Thanks Debs - I am not sure how much Jake helped other than to relieve stress, which is quite an undertaking :)

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  2. Jake looks adorable and yes please on one of those time pause buttons (an undo one would be good at times too!). have a great week

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    1. I think a pause button that allows 1 hour pauses but no more than 12 hours per year.

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  3. I could definitely do with a button here: by the end of the week the holidays will be over and everyone will be back at work. Though I guess on the minus side, if I pressed it I'd be holding back the arrival of the summer holidays.

    The fence is looking very smart indeed!

    Wishing you a great week ahead.

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    1. Oh I certainly don't want to delay summer's arrival in anyway ...

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  4. Your fence is very nicely done and I like the glimpse of the stonework at its foot. it'll be a great foil for plants ... Your comments on your cats and Jake made me smile - they can be so supercilious, our feline friends!

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    1. The big flat rocks were once part of our pond, but the pond was a lot of work so it got filled in with the large stones & is now the base of a water feature.

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  5. Poor Jake looks so plaintive in that last photo. "Anybody want to throw me a ball..?"

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    1. The few times I went out to check on the fence's progress & take photos, Jake was very interested in pats & fussing, I did offer an old tennis ball, but he said no, just pat me & love on me ... of course it might have been different had it been his ball.

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  6. Jake is quite the handsome fellow; not surprised your furry friends weren't interested in playing, though. It's a beautiful fence, and I'll look forward to seeing the clematis this summer.

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    1. Thanks Karen, the blank canvas of the fence is getting my gardening juices going - I am think tall plants not just climbers ... oh the possibilities are great.

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  7. The fence looks like a good job. Those bulbs will soon spring back. Jake looks a handsome chappie. Now my cat Socks woebegone out there sharing his chair!

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    1. Bella the old next door cat does like to sit in this chair when it's on the circle patio down in the garden & sunshine. I wonder if Jake could have smelt Bella on that chair ??

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  8. The new fence looks great - enjoy!

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  9. I am sure your new fence will give you plenty of privacy.
    And I can picture the beautiful clematises climbing up your new fence by your water pond...such a lovely vision...especially since we got snow this morning.

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    1. I thought it was going to snow yesterday - thankfully NOT

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  10. Your new fence looks terrific. We still have snow here in Alberta but it has warmed up some today. Jake is a beautiful fellow. A wonderful visitor to have in your backyard! :)

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    1. Thanks Jenn. I think I would cry if we got snow now.

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