Today the Dirt Princess is celebrating a birthday...well I don't know if I would call it a celebration. The Princess is 30 today. Whew THIRTY!!! How long before I become the Dirt Queen???? Nah...I like being a princess. I will bestow the title of Dirt Queen to my mother. She is the Queen.
I did get a fabulous yard stake...or sceptor as I would like to call it, from Ramona. I will get some pics of it today. It looks like a sceptor that royalty use. All I need is a crown!
I also got a river that washed through my yard...not really a birthday present! It rained around 12 or so inches in 2-3 days here....down poor of rain. My neighbors house sits higher than mine, and mine in higher than the neighbor to the other side (following me here). When it rains for a few days, we always get some washing in the yard. Saturday we had a river running through the front yard, the back yard, and the rose bed. Poor little roses! The flow of water coming from their yard rushes down through mine. It washed all of the dirt and leaves out of the roses bed, it even unearthed one little rose. Leaving tons of sand in my driveway...and I am still not sure where this sand is even coming from! So I have to get all of the sand up...I can't blow it off since there is so much...it must be shoveled! Joy!!! I did manage to rake up the leaves out of the yard that washed out of the rose bed and get them back into their home. My poor neighbors on the other side of me really catch it....they get the run off from The Stricklands and me! This only happens once or twice a year...so it will be okay. Just need to get some rock to put in these areas to keep it from washing so bad.
The apple blossom amaryllis is blooming, and all sorts of things are popping up now. I did get some damage from tree limbs. Some oak limbs fell on several of my plants, nipping their heads off! Maybe they will be okay. I didn't get any pictures over the weekend because it was wet, and nasty and I was too busy cleaning up the aftermath. I will try to get some pictures today. Have a great Monday :)