Friday, July 25, 2008

Mr. Rebel Says Hello

Initially I was going to just post pictures of the side of the house. Like this:



Isn't that fun? It's how much the Hunny got done last weekend, along with much of the trim. His foot and knee were giving him grief, so ladder work was difficult. Look how different it looks when I do this:



Cool, huh? The green looks totally different. I like it either way.

I really was going to just post pictures of the paint job and be on my merry way. But Mr. Rebel had other ideas. See, he has this neck strap, and it tightens when I don't do what he wants. He uses it like some sort of horse's reign to ... not buyin' it, huh? Well, I was having fun. So there. Look what else Mr. Rebel liked.



My new day lily! No, not the asiatic lily from the front garden. The roofers killed that, just like they killed my PEONY!! Stinkin' roofers. But I found this pretty lily at Home Depot and brought it home to live in my yard and it's very happy there.

Look what else caught Mr. Rebel's lens:


Yes! The silver sage has bloomed! And y'all, it burst into bloom practically overnight. It just went NUTS. And I'm loving it. I want more of these all around the house, just so I can see them bloom.

Mr. Rebel, being the relentless creature he is, just had to capture this:

My Chicago Peace smelled so good he had to wander over and take a look. Pretty, huh? And he couldn't stop there. Noooo. He took his show indoors for more vegetative fun. See?


See what the Hunny's toying with? Watermelon! Something not growing in our garden, unfortunately. Wanna see what he's doing with it? You know you do. Look.


I'm considering using this for my header for awhile. Whadda ya think? He's such an artist. And he LOVES having his work immortalized in pictures, but I'm not so sure he likes his FACE photographed.



Isn't that the cutest thing? They're so adorable at that age. That face right there CRACKS ME UP.

No guarantees I'll see y'all this weekend. So far work and sleep are all that are on my agenda. But I'll try and make the rounds to visit you all, even if I'm not writing.

Until I write again ...

Flea

18 comments:

noble pig said...

Okay love that WWW...total awesomeness.

Harmony said...

I too love the WWW...He should carve out FLEA, how awesome would that be?! The house looks great, The Hunny is doing an awesome job!!! And Mr. Rebel has quite the eye....I'm jealous!

Karen said...

I love the new paint. Hunny is too cute and quite the artist with his watermelon. How does he keep it from falling apart? Your flowers are gorgeous!!!

Weezee said...

Lovely yard and house pics but oh my gosh your hunny's look just made me chortle. He reminds me of Scott when he finds me pointing my camera his way. They do have to put up soooooo much don't they!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

World Wide Watermelon! Love it! Mr. Hunny is quite the fruit artiste (is watermelon a fruit or veggie?)

Rebel has a good eye!

dlyn said...

Love all the flowers [of course!] and the fruit sculpture [er]. "So cute at that age" - cracked. me. up!

have a great weekend!

Mental P Mama said...

Great shots with Mr. Rebel. How was the watermelon? They say it's the new viagra you know....

Tammy said...

That is so cool!!! Oh yeah he should carve out your name definitely!!!

Trisha said...

Love ALL the pictures! Hunny is such an artiste! I would definitely go for the watermelon as a header!

I second the motion that Hunny carve out Flea next watermelon!

Mayberry Magpie said...

I love the green paint! Great choice.

The watermelon letters are so brilliant, it makes me want to steal the idea.

Mayberry Magpie said...

Did I say steal? I meant imitate. You know -- the flattering kind of stealing!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

love the www and the honeys look he does just like my honey... does he also say get that rebel outta my face already? LOL
house is looking great tell the honey to keep up the great work but dont hurt the knees!
have a great weekend
Laura

Laura ~Peach~ said...

oh and I LOVE LOVE the flowers!

~ Straight Shooter ~ said...

He could go on the road in the summer with that act. Carved names at county fairs and festivals.
I'm sure he'd agree.

Karen Deborah said...

How stinkin cool is that!!!!
Love the green, ya'll gettin spruced up.

Tanya Brown said...

Great carving, great facial expression, great new header.

How about his carving an entire watermelon alphabet? Then you could knock out the background in Photoshop and sell the files as a raster alphabet and make tens of dollars.

Mental P Mama said...

Love the new header!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Oooh, we were so right about that green, it is gorgeous! Your whole yard is looking gorgeous.