After weeks of waiting, the temperature outside finally crept up enough for us to install our long-awaited garden fountain. Reed, our Landscape Designer / Water Feature Extraordinaire came over to assemble the fountain and get it up and running.
I'm so happy with the way it looks and sounds - even if it's not quite finished. Reed has to get slightly larger skims for underneath so that the vase will be more level and the water will flow over all sides evenly. I also have to buy rocks to cover the resevoir underneath.
But these minor details didn't stop Josie and I from going outside to admire Reed's handiwork.
Please note that while Josie is wearing shorts and a t-shirt, I was wearing long pants, a long sleeve shirt and a sweater. My children have given up on being comfortable and have moved on to summer clothing. It's a "if you build it, they will come" type of situation that is so far not really working.
This is the latest spring we've ever had here in Massachusetts.
And so you can see from these photos, that the garden has not really begun to wake up from it's winter hibernation.
While Reed was here, he and I walked around the property and he made a note of all the plants that didn't make it through the harsh, snowy winter. Sadly, there were quite a few that fell into that category. Now it's my job to nag the gardening crew to replace all those items and to do it quickly before it's too late for the spring planting season.
I don't enjoy nagging people (contrary to what my children will tell you). In Martha's Dream World, people would just do what they said they will do and in the time they agreed to do it. We all can dream, can't we?
But until that day arrives, at least we have the gurgling beauty of our new water feature to calm us down.