Friday, September 24, 2010

Arbor Progress and the weigh-off

I have now finished the texture portion of the second post!

Most of these pictures are of the back side of the posts because the cypress tree prevented me from being able to get it all from the front at the angle that I wanted.  

Why is it when you want to take a picture of something; your dogs always seem to steal the show. 

This is a close-up of the back of the second post.  Of course Bumble is hard at work here as well.  

Side view of the second post.

Front view.  Excuse the sad looking pumpkin vine.  

Front view.  A little closer.  
Now, I have to work on the smaller metal branches with leaves that will branch off of the existing metal.  
I have been waiting on cooler weather to do this.  
You can work up quite a sweat hammering in hot weather.  
That is if you do not own a power hammer and you have to rely on your own chubby little arms.  
Thanks Fred...(my dad who says that I have chubby little arms)
It is really all muscle. He he he.  
Must be my superior genes.

Am I in or out?  Is the grass really better over there?  I do not even see grass on this side of the fence.  

Hi Otis!  You are so cute.  

ANOTHER picture of my gate. 

Our neighbor invited us for dinner and had this beautiful arrangement of cactus dahlias.  

Hey......What's up?  

You are not paying attention to me.

You know 


Cutest Bulldog on the block.  

Ha ha haha .   


Come on Bumble...let's play!

You might think you are cute, but I know just how mean you can be.

I am going to show everyone your wild side!

Just look at how she bosses me around!

See....I told you she could be mean.  

Not so cute now are you?  

Hey....I feel funny. 

Do I have something on my back? 

Hmmmm........Maybe I should not sit near Zippy when he digs.

I think that I will check out the pumpkins. this pretty writing spider!  

Look at the beautiful lines on Pearl!  

Getting ready for the Weigh off!  

This weekend!  

also getting ready for Pumpkin Fest!

I love Pumpkin Fest!

Lots of great food...

I love food...

Time to go.

Wish us luck at the weigh off!

I will post Pearl's final weight sometime Saturday!


  1. Love that photo of Otis, but the last photo of Pearl de Pumpkin .... ominous! Good luck at the weigh-in.

  2. I loved all the photographs. Can't wait to hear just how big Pearl is. Enjoy the weekend.

  3. Beautiful, beautiful pics Jill!!!! I, too, love the last photo! Very nice!

    Your grape arbor (sp?) looks fantastic!!!! Absolutely LOVE the posts!!! Can't wait to see the finished product laden with grape vines!

  4. Love that last photo especially!!

  5. The arbor is coming along beautifully. I especially like the wood ear fungi! I would so very much like to learn faux bois.

    Bumble & Zippy you are always so photogenic. The moon over Pearl is fabulous!