I am totally geeking out on today's post because I LOVE DRAGONS.
I am to.ta.lly a Narnia girl, tried and true.
I love the fey, the elves, the dragons, the swords, the magic, the pirates, the magic.
Oh, man, I believe it because it is in my bones and even if I didn't want to believe in it, my bones would shake me until I did.
Wow. That was an effusive geek tangent.
Um, so, I was gonna talk about a shitty side yard of my house when that spewed out.
My side yards are just hell.
Nothing ever done, really.
They don't bother me too much cause they get me where I'm going just fine.
I knew that they were "on the list" and would get done at some point.
We were waiting to do some hardscaping in the backyard so there was no reason to do the side yards as they needed to remain free and clear for the bruhaha.
But I think we've just nixed that all down and away which means....
This is the east (kinda north east, really) side of the house.
Big, tall fence blocking the low morning sun. Bigger, taller, duplex blocking the mid-morning sun.
So, shady. Mostly.
Dry as a bone.
Ugly as sin.
There ya go.
The truth, beatch.
No fancy fun photo manipulation here.
Stark and in need.
Just like Tony.
I just planted those soft yuccas this fall and they're ... alive.
Who knows? I think they'll make it. I do.
So, here's the layout. Wait, first ...
LOVE the new awning Jackdaddy conjured up.
See the whole awning meets patio scene happening at the back of the photo?
mmmMmmmmmmm. (Still need dark stain on the awning, but you know what I mean.)
Then there's the hell yard/mulch/crazy soil thing.
I've had mulch + mega leaves on this side yard for years now.
You can't really tell in this picture, but there is a thick, thick layer of mulch/leaf crap here and I just keep adding to it.
The plan is I'm gonna rake that shit up and there's gonna be black gold under it.
(I'm being dramatic. I already look all the time. It's OK, not great, but it'll work.)
OK, so, here's the plan. Again.
Brown metal edging that I love.
Three healthy yuccas plant plus
a hearty, heavy sowing of orange Cosmos. (Tall, thick, drought-OK orange!)
Olive house. Orange Cosmos. Green yuccas. Brown edging.
Oh, did I forget to say that I'm going to paint that A/C unit orange?
Poppy orange in high, mofo gloss.
I am an ugly wall just waiting to have a giant, big-ass dragon painted on me.
Brown and tin trim.
Brown metal edging.
Orange AC unit.
Don't you looooooooove me?
I love me.
I'm so excited!!!
It's making art. All of it, art art art art art art art art art.
You can see more of my house art
I'm sure there are more, but I get to watch Downton now.