With summer right around the corner, I’m enjoying the cooler temperatures as long as I can. Spring has always been my favorite season. If it weren’t for the pollen, it would be near perfect.
I love hearing the background noise of the tree frogs and bull frogs singing their little song at night. It’s my reminder that spring has arrived.
They seem to be drawn to our rock water feature in our backyard.
A few of my husband’s landscaping jobs are in the mountains of North Carolina. After driving past a mulch yard that had about a half-dozen boulders with holes drilled in the center, he decided to bring one home…for me.
This water feature was part of my Mother’s Day present last year.
I was so surprised that my husband wasn’t actually tuning me out when I showed him all the pictures of bubbling rock water features on Pinterest.
I didn’t get to watch him make it but if you have any questions, I’ll ask him and answer them in the comments section.
Update: The “how to” is now in the comments section.
I do know that there is a pump that sits in the pond that circulates the water. With our warmer temperatures in South Carolina, it ran all winter without any problems.
You can also see in the background the Japanese Maple that I mentioned in our master bedroom reveal. This is our view from our window.
I’m not the only one who’s enjoying it. It’s become our German Shepard’s little watering hole.
Meet Josie. She’s the only other girl of the household so she deserves her own little spot to cool off.
Before the creeping phlox’s blossoms died off, I grabbed a picture of the ones we have in the front yard. They’re my absolute favorite ground cover. I just wish the flowers would stay around a little longer.
We planted this Japanese Maple when Mason, our seven-year-old, was born. Brad has rescued about a hundred Japanese Maples that grow wild in the mountains of North Carolina. Maybe one day he’ll start a tree farm. Right now, we give them away as house-warming gifts.
So, that’s a mini-tour of our yard while everything is still green. I plan on making shutters for the house before it gets too warm. Oh no, did I just put that in writing? The boys have one more month of school left, so I need to hustle!
What is your favorite season of the year?