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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Wordless Wednesday Results---The Real Story

HEYYY, it's the 15-year-old Over the past few days, viewers/followers of my mother's blog have graciously given their time to look at my pictures and take a crack at what I'm doing.A lot of you guessed that I was helping my mom with a new garden area, and the swing was my reward. Some of you guessed that the area was for the family, and I decided to be nice and help set up this little family get-away spot. I am sorry to say that am not nearly that nice. The entire idea was completely selfish, as the area is for me and only me.

It all started about a month ago, when my scatter-brained self randomly suggested that we hang up a swing at our grandmother's house in Alabama, since we would be visiting her over spring break. Dad commented from the driver's seat of the truck "Why don't we just do that here at home?"
My reply, "Really?!? Can we?!?" "Sure." he drawled. My sisters threw me doubtful glances, not believing that Dad was serious. But he was.
So, a month passes by, and we visit our grandmother (and celebrate my birthday) in Alabama. On the Friday we get home, Mom takes me outside, saying that she wants to show me something. Now, being a teenager, I had forgotten about my request for a swing a month prior. And, living with a mother like mine, I assumed I had an afternoon filled with hardwork and weeding, a great ending to my spring break.
So, she leads me out back, behind the tool shed, and stands there looking at me... and I stand there looking at her. We look at each other for a while before I realize that in a small clearing behind the shed, hanging from a tree, was my very own rope swing!!
So, my mom, being the way she is, says to me (after I fool around on the swing for a bit) "And you can make it your own little place, and plant flowers and eveything." So, these pictures are of what I've done so far.


After reading all the comments I (not my mom) came to the decision that One over at http://onenezz.blogspot.com/ is the winner of the Wordless Wednesday competition!! Congratulations!!! E-mail my mom at rusdar at hotmail dot com, with your mailing address. Please put Wordless Wednesday in the subject line.


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Today I am Thankful for a totally amazing mom like mine, and the fact that she's mine and no one elses!!!!!!

P.S.-- Hey Grandaddy Green, I know you're reading this!!

24 comments:

Dani said...

How wonderful!

FlowerLady said...

Good morning Ms. Darla's Daughter ~ What a nice post from you and what great folks you have to fulfill your dream of having a swing. What a nice area you are turning it into. Have fun, and I'd say you are blessed to have your amazing Mom.

Happy Gardening and Happy Swinging,

FlowerLady

One said...

What? One Won? How onederful!

I don't think of you as selfish. You have a great idea and is seeing your idea to fruition. Everyone else will be able to enjoy your swing and flowers, right? Err...at least from afar or when you are not using that space. :) Have fun with the fun project.

Lois said...

Darla's daughter--that is so cool and I agree that you have an amazing Mom!

Darla--we had a great time at the parade! I thought all the bands did a fantastic job. My grandson had so much fun walking in the parade, but he sure was tired at the end.

TheRustyThimble said...

Darla
thank you for signing up for my giveaway. I tried replying to your comment but had to come here to comment instead. high winds are from a cold front that blew through we are on the oklahoma texas border and have had lovely temps and spring weather when the cold front blew in against the warmth it created stormy weather so stay safe I think the front is headed straight your way. lovely blog ........blogger is not let me sign in to follow but I have you marked and will return to follow you.
Brenda

Deb said...

you have a nice spot...everyone needs a place to get away and enjoy...

Darla...you are raising a wonderful young lady there....

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There D's Daughter, WOW---that is the neatest SWING area.. AND you are going to make it all pretty back there.. Sounds like you are going to be like your Mama --and have beautiful gardens after you grow up... Your Mama is the QUEEN of Gardening!!!!! What a wonderful role model.

Back from vacation --trying to catch up a little!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

You have a great place. What a fun summer you'll have there. Keep us posted on those flowers!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Every girl should have her own little getaway spot.I love what you are doing to it to make it your own. The main thing is to have fun!

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

Enjoy your space!

NanaK said...

Very nice area you've made for yourself. Enjoyed getting to "meet" you through this post. BTW - you are right about having a great Mom.

Grace Peterson said...

Ditto what Hocking Hills Gardener said. Every girl should have her own getaway spot and now you've got yours. How nice. I hope you'll post more photos as things progress. [PS Your mom is awesome!]

The Whimsical Wife said...

Hi dropping in from the whimsical wife! Thanks for the visit and i love that you love your mum! Very cute!

Patsy said...

Hi 15 year old, good job.

Dar said...

You and your Mom are so lucky to have each other and the same gardening and swinging instincts. Have a great time getting to know your zone 8. and don't forget to water before you fall asleep gazing at the treetops. I still love my swing and I could be your Grandmom.
BlessYourHearts
Hi to your Lucky to Have You Mom

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Very cool rope swing. I better not show my daughter or she'll have her Dad climbing a tree to put one up. It's looking great, have fun with it.

perennialgardener said...

What a great place for you to hang out! :)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

OK .. I am spitting it out girl ;-)
That was so sweet ! I would have absolutely loved a spot all of my own like this .. so many little things you can do and have there just to relax and commune with nature ... we all NEED that time for ourselves : )
Moms and teenagers ESPECIALLY ? LOL
Joy : )

Skeeter said...

Darla's Daughter, You are not selfish but a girl that knows what she wants and is taking action! You have observed your mothers skills in the garden and have been inspired to crate an area just for you! You go girl and you will be rewarded for years to come….

Julie said...

What a nice space you got, eh??? Your Mom really is a sweetheart and I happen to know how much she loves you!!! (I can hear it in her voice)! I hope you have tons of fun and relaxing moments in your new space! Looks like a good spot to write love letters, poetry or songs!!!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Lucky you!!!
Not just because of the swing, but because you have great parents, too!
Congratulations to the winner!!!

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