i'm obsessed with ...

August 17, 2016 5:43pm CST
This was the prompt for my 'photo a day'. I'm obsessed with an awful lot of things. Which of them was worthy of being the subject of my photo? Maybe my perfume bottles? How about my dolls? My books? So many books! The bubbles in my bath? My perfect little puddy-cats? A cup of tea or two? My postcards from strangers? Certificates which provide answers to secrets in my Family Tree? Nope. I opted to take a photo of a little bit of my garden. I hate gardening. And yet, I love it immensely. This summer the garden has been my project. The pond is nearly empty; I'm nearing the bottom and the bottom is murky ... sludge, sludge, glorious sludge. I want to just rip the liner now but I've discovered carpet under the lining and concrete blocks under the carpet. Honestly, if the concrete blocks go all the way under the pond {which incidentally is built into decking} I'm going to be a hopping mad bunny. However, the pond hasn't been my only little fandangle. I have weeded. I have pruned. I have pulled. I have lost buckets of sweat. I've gone a bit brown {mostly my feet}. I've planted. I've panted. I've hoed. Mowed. Sowed. I've squealed at spiders and gone green in the vicinity of slugs. I've dug bricks out of the ground and I even made a couple of sketchy walls, which will fall down as soon as the wind pops along to say a cheery and wild, Hello! I've even started painting the gate. Go me ...
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• Preston, England
18 Aug 16
gardening is always hard work - yours looks good though especially the lamb in the foreground
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18 Aug 16
I have a habit of buying daft little things for the garden, much to Husband's annoyance!
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• Preston, England
19 Aug 16
@Poppylicious my mum fills our garden with ornamental animals back in Manchester too - I have no garden at my new place
• United States
18 Aug 16
aw, aint that jest cute?? i've a love-dislike arrangement here with gardenin' myself. thankfully the hubs's tendin' the pond, lol. 'fter him takin' o'er a year to make repairs 'n him gettin' rather huffy o'er my questionin' his skills when't came to fixin' the leak'n the pump thingy, alas guess where such's leakin' once more. yepperz, same place, same corner... what color 're ya paintin' that gate? not sure what 'sketchy walls' 'd be? but hope they don't fall down when the winds come.
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18 Aug 16
Sketchy = not very good. :) The gate is green, ish. Not a murky pea green like the water in the pond, but green nonetheless!
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• United States
18 Aug 16
@Poppylicious lol, ive 'd 'that shade' here myself (pond water) 'n i'm glad to hear that such aint the same :)
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Aug 16
As long as that isn't a selfie... but even if it is, gosh darn you're a cute, fluffy thing. Gardening interests me now in small ways - such as small pots with small plants and small tomatoes in small spaces. I would love to live in a pumpkin patch, but they take up so much room.
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18 Aug 16
I wish I were that cute! Fluffy? Probably. Cute? No. :)
@shivamani10 (11233)
• Hyderabad, India
17 Aug 16
I always prefer a house that has a garden. I am searching for it.
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18 Aug 16
Having a garden is lovely, but it can be such hard work!
@amadeo (65653)
• United States
17 Aug 16
I guess we will not talk about gardening. we do not have any such things as bugs in our garden
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18 Aug 16
I want a bug free garden! Well, I like some bugs so they can stay.
@xFiacre (4415)
• Ireland
17 Aug 16
@poppylicious Top of my list for when I'm rich is to buy a resident gardner.
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18 Aug 16
Mine too. Along with a cleaner and a chef.