The forecast called for rain all day yesterday
but just in case they were wrong we had
instructed Jonathan to plant some things
in a new flowerbed under the tree just off the deck
when he woke up on Wednesday morning.
He was a bit miffed that there was
no rain when he got up
but he made the most of it and
appeared as a cowboy to
do the planting.
Jonathan is definitely a character.
Or perhaps I should say
often in character.
Ever since he was a little boy
he's been quite dramatic.
I could see him in movies.
He'd do well.
So...this is him
making the most of a dreaded job.
He is not a landscaper!
He is an artist, writer, movie and game expert,
music critic and all things comfortable
involving no dirt or bugs.
Well, perhaps I oversimplify...
he does enjoy fly fishing and tromping
through the woods.
And then there is the Airsoft which will
get him to crawl along the ground
to get the perfect shot or to avoid
But...he does not do landscaping...
unless we require it.
What I love about Jonathan was that
while I knew he was not enjoying it
he did not complain.
He just set about doing the best job he could.
In a tough situation with many, many tree roots.
They being the number one reason I have not
developed this otherwise perfect spot before.
Here you can see the many instruments that were
Pick axe, shovel, iron rod
and metal rake.
I believe he actually used a hatchet to
slice through tree root at one point.
Finally they were planted!
A dwarf butterfly bush and a hydrangea.
I think they have a great chance of looking
wonderful next Spring and Summer.
Now, apparently Chelsea, the photographer
was inspired by Jonathan's western theme.
They went off to have a photo shoot.
The photos were then run through
Picnik Premiere to become fun Western
I love these crazy kids and their
dear friendships with each other.
You should have heard them laughing as they made these
photo changes.....music to a momma's ears!
I think so.
Picnik Premiere has been a good
purchase for us.
Chelsea and I both put it to great use.
Well, she more than me...
but I love it too.