Saturday, April 05, 2008

Weekend Chit~Chat

Thank you very much for entering my spring banner giveaway and your sweet comments. I used to pick a winner and I'm here to announce that GinnyBerry from Blackberry Blessings has won! Congratulations GinnyBerry!

I have been working on my back patio lately. This is what it looked like a few days ago. Since then, I have cleaned and organized my gardening tools and removed the old carpet.

Our BBQ went a little crazy last year.

I am working slowly and quietly since the mama mourning dove is close by. If you click on the picture you will see her feeding her babies.

Along with working on my patio, I'm been making progress in my gardens.

Water garden
I got my water garden cleaned out, soon the surface will be covered with green water lilies.

The goldfish are happy to have the fountain working again.

I'm off to get to work and enjoy the weekend with my family. I hope you all have a good one too!


Michelle said...

I love the mamma dove picture.


Dani said...

How fun preparing for Spring.
Your water garden is so much fun, I enjoy seeing the pictures of it throughout the year.

GinnyBerry said...

Thank you! I've never won a contest before! I can't wait to display the Spring Banner.

This post came through on my google reader and when I read that I was the winner I was thrilled!


Gena said...

You've been busy! I love seeing your mama bird and I also think it is so wonderful that she returns each year.

Your pond is so pretty. Does it require much upkeep? I would love to have one of those.

Jeff and Yvonne Weinstein said...

My sister (blackberry blessings) is so happy to have won!
Thanks for blessing her life today!

Love your blog!

GranthamLynn said...

Everything looks so pretty. I love the water garden. I can't wait to see what you do to that porch. My front Munster looking porch is coming along wait till Friday you'll be impressed I hope!
Have fun.

Jen said...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Quinne said...

Hi Kelli :) The pics are wonderful! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend, too. Love, Q

Anonymous said...

Looks great. Can't wait to see it when you are done.the little pond is so neat.

Heather K said...

great pictures! I really like your pond. Didn't you have a little frog visiting your pond area last year? maybe someone else.....?
I'm curious about your pond dimensions and you made it, etc etc. I've been contemplating making one but just a tiny one and yours looks kinda like the size I'd want to do...

Anonymous said...

It's a good thing to start work on that 'good place to sit outside' early, this way you'll have that much more time to rest outside once the good weather stays with us for good :) Hope your weekend is going great!

Susie said...

Hi Kelli,
It's looking very much like spring around your garden! Love the picture of the Mama bird. We need to tackle cleaning our pond this week. Yours looks great!

Carole Burant said...

Good morning dear Kelli:-)

Congratulations to your winner, I'm sure she will love the Spring banner!!

You certainly have been busy with cleaning up your patio and such...I wish I could do that too but still too much snow! Ugh! It IS starting to melt but not fast enough for me! lol

Love the way mama dove nests there every year. We had 23 mourning doves here this morning:-) xox

Kelly @ The Barefoot Mama said...

Your home is always such a delight! You have such a "cozy" personality and an abode to match. :o)

Happy weekend, Kelli!

TJ said...

Wow what agreat photo of the doves! Looks like a great weekend! Mine has been a huge whirlwind of packing and laundry, and dealing with a 4 year old with an attitude problem. Phew!

Have a great week Kelli!

Missy said...

everything looks beautiful. the dove is precious. what a lovely bird.



Lovely water garden! Have a great

Linda said...

Hi Kelli,I've been putting my patio in order too. I love the water garden and what a precioe mama mouring dove. Have a week. Linda

Linda said...

ooops, should be precious...and have happy week. Linda

Anonymous said...

I can hardly wait for spring to arrive. To be outside painting the fence, digging in the dirt brings me an inner peace and happiness.

Momma dove looks very happy to be looking after her babies.

God bless.

PattieJ said...

I love your little fish pond. very pretty. How cute that the birdie made a nest on your back porch area. What did she make the nest in? Did you have a box on top of the cabinet and she just elped herself or what? Anyway, it's adorable.


Jennifer Hoots said...

Oh so much work, but what a pay off! Do you have to feed the goldfish? Do they stay out all winter? I am hoping to find a bird's nest here this spring as we have lots of birds and trees around.

Mommy said...

The mama dove is so sweet! I am always amazed at all you get done!