Monday, July 5, 2010

Blue Monday - Curbing

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Blue is everywhere! In my never-ending search for things Blue, I bring you pictures of the curbing recently done around our planting beds. You may remember that we moved into our new home this past December.

Notice the sky--a pale Blue, and there are other touches of my favorite color. I'll show you some close-ups.





I'll bet you noticed the Blue water bucket on the back of the truck; it's important to stay hydrated.
This is summer in Florida!





Look! Not one, but four Blue wheelbarrows!




The machine that molds the curbing is Blue, and notice the Blue shirt on one of the workers.
(This shot is taken in our back yard.)




Ah, the sky has turned to a pretty Blue. Nice.
The workers have imprinted the curbing with a stamp.
They've covered our pavers with protected paper to keep them clean.





You're probably surprised that I did not chose Blue as the color for the curbing. LOL

Happy Blue Monday!


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80 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Neat, Sally! Your yard is looking mighty snazzy. Hope you had a good Fourth. Just watched and got some good shots of the fireworks. The finale rattled the house like crazy! LOL!

Happy Fourth and Happy Blue Monday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Dena E's Blog said...

OMGosh,,,Got here quick Sally,,,Woooohoooo !!!
Great pics by the way, even the wheel barrels are kinda BLUE aren't they???
Blessings Sally and alll.
HUGS Dena

kat said...

wow..so clean and green..love the views of the place..hahaha you are so quick to take photos on blue things Sally hahaha.

kat

xinex said...

You are right, Sally! Blue is everywhere. Your landscaping is very pretty...Christine

Cabin and Cottage said...

Hope you see lots of nice blues this Monday! Thanks for hosting! Jacqueline

☺lani☺ said...

A very nice place! Have a Happy Blue Monday!

Cindy said...

Hi Sally! That looks like a lovely area. It must be exciting to see the projects going on around you. I have been to Florida only 1 time. It was really nice, humid too, my hair got pretty curly-ha!
Happy Blue Monday!

LV said...

Sally, you live in such a lovely area. No doubt if these workers had not had blue on their work trucks, they would have been sent on their way. The things we want do for Blue.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and neat shots.

maria said...

Your garden is so neat. Happy Blue Monday.

My Blue Monday.

Barbara Jean said...

Hi Sally,
Great blue post.
You are right, i kept my eye out and did find some blue!! =)

thanks for hosting.

have a super week

blessings

barbara jean

Heidi said...

Hi Sally!
Your new planter beds are very nice - so big and I love the curves!
Happy 4th, thanks for hosting us again.
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

peggy gatto said...

Looking good!!!

anne said...

Nice backyard and a house you got there sally... BTW here's mine thanks http://www.mjoannafaith.com/2010/07/blue-monday-2-happy-4th-of-july-america.html

Ivory Spring said...

Sally,

I can't believe you are still up! :) Your yard is looking great - I love that palm tree in the front.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I particularly like the neat wheelbarrows. I bet they were chorus girls in a past life!

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

It's been a while since I've last join in on the fun for Blue Monday!

Happy Blue MOnday, Sally!

Boy do I wish to see, even just for a glimpse, a clear blue sky - with a bit of sun too :-) It has been raining here everyday in my side of the globe. Maybe tomorrow :-)

Mizpah,
Li

Beverly said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally. I see I'm not the only one up so early.

I had a procedure last Friday on the nail on one of my toes, and it has been keeping me awake.

Your yard is looking so pretty. I love how they made the edging. My husband did ours in brick, and it was hard work.

eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, Sally! You have a lovely landscaped yard. And it does seem like blue can be found everywhere. Happy Blue Monday!

Jan said...

Amazing the 'blue' items you come up with Sally..... you are so creative in your thinking!!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Happy 5th of July BLUES!!!

The Happy Homemaker said...

I know y'all must be baking in the summer sun, but your yard looks fantastic!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your new curbing looks very nice-enjoy!

Jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, the curbing looks fabulous. I ALWAYS wanted to do that in our yard. Your yard is looking very pretty. A good way to feature blue. Smile.

Now, in the mountains, it will never happen. Sigh! I wouldn't like it now. This should stay natural and we have used stones as borders. This huge property is a challenge. Our front yard is nearly an acre. Low maintenance is important.

We have no company now. Just maybe I will get to visit today.

Have a wonderful day Sally.
Hugs, Jeanne

NatureFootstep said...

you found a lot of "blues" :) Great photos.

luna said...

Happy BM, Sally!

BEAR's Mom said...

blue wheelbarrows and water jugs OH MY...B.L.U.E. is all around us.

Good Morning Sally & Happy Blue Monday...

I'm celebrating my 100th post with you today...stop by and see :D

~victoria~

Sailing Simply said...

Very pretty Sally! I have always loved seeing those curbs on a nicely manicured lawn. I am sure you will love it! Your yard looks wonderful! I love the bright blue water cooler the best in these photos! I bet those workers do too! ;)

Nanna said...

nice landscaping job, will there be any blues in there LOl great blue shots today!
Helen

Cindy said...

I thought at the beginning that you did choose blue for the curbing! Great blues! I always look forward to seeing your blues on Monday. Happy Blue Monday.

happily retired gal said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally ;-)
Your yard is taking shape beautifully and it's fun to see blue everywhere we look isn't it! Hope you had wonderful 4th of July.
Hugs and blessings,

Leslie said...

Hi Sally ~ It is my first time here visiting Smiling Sally and Blue Monday. great choices of blue.
Have a happy day.

linda said...

I love the photo of the line of blue wheel barrows. Great shot.

RyHeAnNe said...

Such a nice photos, blue is really everywhere.

A 2 Z said...

Hi Sally,

Happy Blue Monday! Love the curbside! Will you be planting blue flowers? There are not too many out there. Thanks for sharing.

Anne-Marie

Eden said...

Hi, Sally!

Beautiful photos. You have a lovely house and a backyard. Love those wheelbarrows.

Have a great week!

Darlene said...

I LOVE that curbing around your planted beds. I have seen that advertised and now I know someone that actually has it. It looks GREAT! Hope you and your family had a wonderful 4th!!♥

Janet Marie said...

Your Blue Monday did make me smile. I love the peek of the water jug, then the wheelbarrows.

Happy day to you ~

The Paint Splash said...

Beautiful home Sally! LOVE the palm tree. Have a wonderful week. Debbei

The Paint Splash said...

Beautiful home and what a fun set of dishes! Looks like you had an awesome time. Debbie

♥ Kathy said...

I figured you WOULD have blue curbing lol I love the house! So pretty! Happy Blue Monday Sally :)

tales from an oc cottage said...

Only YOU can find the BLUE in every occasion! Your landscaping looks awesome!

m ^..^

linda said...

I fixed the link...sorry about that. Now, hopefully, i haven't put myself up twice. I do make a few goofs off and on.

Jingle said...

Hello,
loved your blue post...
I linked in and hopefully, it is not too late!
Cheers!

Mary said...

nice blues, happy blue monday! Mary

Briarside Lane said...

Very nice home and landscaping there, Sally. And lots of blues. Perfect! I'm glad you didn't opt for the blue curbing. ;-)

Happy Blue Monday... Karen

dogsmom said...

Hope you had a wonderful holiday.
We don't grow trees and plants like that here. Looking good!

Charmingdesigns said...

Thank you for reminding me to rejoin your group...I look forward to meeting new people!!

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

The yard looks great !
Leave it to you to find the blue!
Diane

Kathy said...

Hello, I guess I cut and paste the wrong url! Thanks for pointing it out! I fixed it! :)
Love how you find blue in everything!
Thanks,
Kathy

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Neat blues today Sally! I particularly liked those wheel barrows.

Irene said...

Neat, Sally! Happy Blue Monday!

Neabear said...

The curbing looks awesome! A very nice way to trim the yard. And yes I was expecting the curbing to be BLUE! But that might look kind of strange. Hope you are having a great day!

Linnea

Judi said...

Hi Sally and Happy 4th of July.
You certainly have great curb appeal. Everything is looking so pretty in your area...well I think it was probably a very good choice not to go with blue curbing.
Have a great happy Blue Monday.
Judi

Judi said...

Hi Sally and Happy 4th of July.
You certainly have great curb appeal. Everything is looking so pretty in your area...well I think it was probably a very good choice not to go with blue curbing.
Have a great happy Blue Monday.
Judi

Judi said...

Hi Sally and Happy 4th of July.
You certainly have great curb appeal. Everything is looking so pretty in your area...well I think it was probably a very good choice not to go with blue curbing.
Have a great happy Blue Monday.
Judi

Riet said...

It is so much fun finding blue everywhere

Fifi Flowers said...

Hope you had a FAB 4th holiday!!!
Happy Blue Monday!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Hi Dear, I haven't got anything blue for this week, will definitely join you girls next week:-)

salmagundi said...

That is one gorgeous tree in your front yard (even if it isn't blue!) You will have to come to Colorado where we have blue spruce trees. They really are blue. Sally

Mary said...

No doubt about it. You have an eye for spotting blue. Your grounds are really looking lovely. Its hard to believe you've only lived there 6 months. I hope you had a fantastic weekend. Blessings...Mary

jlshall said...

Very nice blues! Especially all those wheelbarrows in a row. And I really love the palm trees - wish we had them up here in the north country.

Hope you have a great week!

mississippi artist said...

Love the curbing! It is amazing what you notice if you just take the time to look around and really concentrate.

wildcatwoodscats said...

Like the wheel barrow shot the best for blue!

Picket said...

Hey you!!!! Lordy girl that is pretty and your back side of the house is beautiful! Happy Blue Monday to you and hope you had a fantastic 4th of July! Girl I have squealed enough for the both of us about that land...the kids up are up there right now fishing!!!! lol lol They just finished building a huge covered pen for the turkeys..youngest Burly has two big turkeys he raised from babies..squeal!!!!! lol Oh Sally seriously, I wish you could see all those glorious lightning bugs at night...it is like peeking thru a window to heaven...ohhhhh glory! But I better hush and go for now...I just wanted to say I miss you girl and I am so thankful for you coming by to visit me..love ya~Picket~

Doni said...

Hi Sally! Cool party, and I'm joining in! Love your yard, especially the blue wheelbarrows!!!
I want one!!
Blessings, Doni

Shirl said...

Hi Sally, Happy Blue Monday. I'm getting in late, I tried all day to link up with you but your blog would not load up for some reason. Don't know why. Just kept getting an internet explorer block. Anyway love your post today, your yard is looking great. I love that beautiful brightness in Florida.
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

CailinMarie said...

Hey Sally - squeezing in a little last minute tonight! Your yard looks really nice1 I love the 4 blue wheelbarrows all lined up ready to get to work! Cool picture.
Best-
CailinMarie

Clif said...

Blue is beautiful! And wow, you do find blue everywhere you look.Interesting post. ....Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. For some reason blogger isn't leaving comments on my blog this evening. I saw an email that you had left a comment but it doesn't show on my blog. Strange! Our new worship leader is great.

CailinMarie said...

Oh Sally! Could you link me back up please? http://cailinyates.blogspot.com/2010/07/blue-monday-under-wire.html
I got my photos added this morning. and they are blue!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Sally your yard is looking so great girl...and I never seen a machine that did curbin before...thanks for a fun visit...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Shelia said...

HI Sally!! I love seeing your new home and your yard looks so pretty! I've almost blued out for the moment! I guess I could show my most gorgeous baby blues! Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dawn said...

There is blue everywhere isn't there? You just have to look for it. I love the landscaping work that got done. It looks lovely.

take care,
Dawn

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sally, your yard looks so pretty - not at all like a brand new yard. I just want to know if you hired this company because you knew they only use blue wheelbarrows? What a great photo of the lined-up blue wheelbarrows. laurie

Coloradolady said...

Wow....what a great thing to have done, I wish we had the beds to do that! Thanks for stopping by today....that pie is evil....I feel like I need to put on my "larger" pants this evening....hahahaha

Becky K. said...

Oh my, I love that Palm tree. My favorite of these pictures are the four wheelbarrows in a row. Very cute!

Have a great week!

Becky K.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Sally, I am just getting a chance to make my rounds!!
Your yard looks lovely and I really like how they stamped the concrete!!

Debbie

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, are you up yet? Thanks for your comment the other day. I am late responding to everyone. Tomorrow company is coming (what's new huh) and I was busy cleaning the cabin and my house. My brother's collie sheds terrible and I had to clean up dog hair. Their dog is so sweet, I'm not complaining, just the facts. HA!

Everyone is complaining about the heat I was wondering how So. Fl. compares to where you live now. Our high on the mountain has been 86 F. It is not humid. I love this mountain air that goes down to the 60's every night in the summer.

Enjoy your day.
Hugs, Jeanne

sara said...

that is very cool how they do that...I have never seen it before! It really looks nice!

Charlotte said...

Your yard is beautiful as is your house. One of these days I'm going to come up with some blue to share for Blue Monday again. Haven't done pink or blue either one in ages.
Hugs,
Charlotte