Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Holy Soreness Batman ...

If you have been reading this blog for long, you'll already know about the plans I had to put a reclaimed brick patio at the back of our property near the garage. If you didn't know that, you can read about it here, here, here, oh and here, and a little here, here, and again here.

Yes, I was all too excited to talk about it, but when it came to doing the labor that was necessary to clear the area for a level surface ... that was a different story. There always seemed to be something that kept Scott somehow otherwise preoccupied, and I just didn't have the courage to get started on such a large project on my own. Until ...

Sunday my friends Dorothy and Dan came over with a roto-tiller. Dan made a few passes over the area, in less than 1/2 an hour, the soil was completely loose about a foot deep. I of course thanked them over and over again, and then got started moving around the soil. Now, I could show you pictures of where the patio stands now - unfinished, but oh so close to being perfect - but I think it would be better to do an entire post on the complete transformation of the area on one of Susan's Metamorphosis Monday's.

For now, I found some great inspiration pictures that show off the herringbone pattern I fell in love with and decided to use for our project.

There isn't much about this gorgeous home and garden that I don't like - but I'm in love with the curved herringbone brick walkway weaving through the very happy garden. There is something about a washed gray shingle side house with beautiful gardens that always makes my heart go pitter pat.

And again here, the herringbone in a walkway - this time covered with a moss that is just oh so natural! I haven't quite decided if I would like this look for myself - but I'm sure if I were walking the path of this beautiful paved walkway, I'd be pointing out the moss to whomever were on the trail with me.
So there you have it. I can tell you that the patio is near complete ... a project 1-year in the making! And there are more surprises to that area, too! So stay tuned! I hope (weather willing) I can get everything finished in time for Share a Garden Sunday/Met Monday. Have a great Wednesday!