The garden walk was today!
The bus arrived just before 4PM, and what fun it was! Everyone of our visitors were courteous and wonderful to talk to, I only wish we had more time to visit with each person. 'All that work' for one hour is true, but it was a grand hour! They all understood the gardens weren't up to par and I hope that any of them who wish to come back and visit us again will do so when things are prettier!
All too soon, they were back on the bus and on their way
Like I said in an earlier post, now that the yard is semi-under control we could have visitors every day.
I need to back up a bit here and post some pictures from yesterday:
These are pictures from Wednesday night's sunset as the remnants of a large thunderstorm passed over us. At this point, Carl, Ann, Joel and I were still hard at work, weeding, mulching and tidying up. As ominous as these clouds appear, there was not even one rumble of thunder as they went over.
What a wonderful group, we could not have asked for nicer people!
After the bus rolled away, we each got a tall glass of ice water and sat on the porch for awhile. There's always a bit of a letdown when the main event you work so hard for is over, so I am really hoping for more visitors this season. We debated what's next on the agenda and decided we could clean out the garage. Ann was all for starting to do that tonight, but us old people were tired. We do have plans to finish the stone house, too, Ann is all ready to get at it (which will motivate us) and maybe after six years, we'll get somewhere near completion of the project. Time will tell.
Then Joel got a phone call and headed for Country Fest in Oshkosh. Carl and I decided to take Ann with us to the hotel in town for a nice supper which was very good (and doubly good because I didn't have to cook it!) We ran to Green Bay for some sewing supplies for Ann and the grocery store for us and after watching a a bit of tv, we decided it's time for bed.