Friday, March 18, 2011

Weekend Plans

This weekend we are suppose to have beautiful weather.  The temperature should be in the mid 70's.

 So, Mr. Comforts of Home and I are going to work outside a little.

The pergola is coming along.  It might be finished this weekend!  Our son is here visiting and he planted 6 Carolina Jasmine vines - one at each post.  I look forward to watching them climb up over the pergola.

I planted a few strawberry plants in my front garden, in between lilies and shrubs.  If you look really close you can see a berry...

So, what are your weekend plans?  Are you antiquing?  Gardening?  Playing?  I would love to know!
Welcome Home,
Penny

35 comments:

Bonnie said...

The pergola is lovely. I love carolina jasmine. I am officially on spring break, and hoping to spend a lot of time working in the backyard. Lots coming up. Have a wonderful and productive weekend.

Donnie said...

There is a Radio Controlled Boat Show that Don will be in here at the clubhouse and then we'll probably eat out with friends. It's only a few degrees difference between NC and Florida. That Jasmine should smell lovely when it blooms. We're still planning on heading north on the 28th. A lot of people have already left here. Take care.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The pergola is looking wonderful. No plans this weekend, just playing it by ear. Hope you have a super day. Hugs, Marty

Love the Decor! said...

Love the pergola
Having a wonderful giveaway come and enter

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a lovely pergola Penny. Sounds like you've got a great weekend planned. We're staying on top of our contractor to get the condo ready to move in next week. Busy packing.
Sam

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Painting!! Have a great weekend outdoors. Pretty here, too!

Sherri said...

Penny, I can't wait to see that beautiful pergola with the Carolina Jasmine blooming away! It will be a sight to behold! Love the strawberry plants! Have a good weekend, you and Mr. Comfort. I will be packing up our house and looking at new homes to rent, wish us luck!!

Pondside said...

Well we won't see temperatures like that until the end of May or early June - we have long, mild springs up here. This weekend I'll muck about in the big circular bed out front where some nasty perennial vine has taken over!

Vee said...

We have had temps in the 50s dropping to the 40s for the weekend. Our plans are to visit the Sugar Shack. I need some maple syrup.

I think your pergola is going to be beautiful with the jasmine vines that your son planted for you. I can't believe that you've got a strawberry (wee as it is) growing already. It'll be some time before we'll see that here.

Have a wonderful weekend out in the pleasant soon to be spring air!

Sarah said...

Enjoy your son's visit. The pergola is going to be wonderful with that Carolina Jasmine blooming all around.
I'll be in the garden this weekend digging in the dirt. ;-)
~ Sarah

Blondie's Journal said...

Your pergola is coming along nicely Penny...I have never heard of Carolina Jasmine but I'm sure it is beautiful. And the itty bitty strawberry is SO cute! Soon you will be making all sorts of desserts!

We may go to the lake. I am not feeling very motivated to work on projects indoors, but the temperatures are dropping and our nice weather is at an end for now. Maybe I can work a little and nap a lot!! ;-D

XO,
Jane

Babs said...

Oh, that Carolina jasmine will be heavenly on the pergola. I hope you get lots of strawberries from your plants... for strawberry shortcake? Have a good weekend.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your pergola looks wonderful!!! You are really going to enjoy it and the vines will be gorgeous. And very soon that little green strawberry will be big and bright red.
I am finally beginning to catch-up. I think having St. Patrick's Day in Paris is perfect! I loved the pictures you showed. Work has kept me away and it's so good to be back visiting you again. Have a great weekend with those lovely warm temperatures.

Darla said...

Nice to have your son visit...and work in the garden! It's springbreak so we are doing whatever strikes our fancy!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

You have lovely spring-time-plans and I'm happy for you. Enjoy!

Here, we still have snow cover, so outside things aren't really calling yet. But the ice is about gone, so I hope we can get out for our first walk. -happy sigh-

In fresh air! Hear birds singing. Etc. Etc. Etc. Even this, sounds quite lovely.

Gentle hugs...

Adrienne said...

Your pergola is wonderful! I'm hoping we can get ours built just outside our master bedroom doors - maybe this summer. My plans for the weekend include setting my home to rights after a week of coming and going. More going than coming!
~Adrienne~

Donna said...

Penny, your pergola is beautiful and once the Carolina Jasmine matures you will have some lovely filtered shade! I'm doing some gardening this weekend and relaxing.

Enjoy this beautiful weather!
Hugs,
Donna

Erin said...

I am painting, going to volleyball with my eldest, cleaning the house and hopefully more painting..:)

Beverly said...

Penny, I am so excited for you. I know how much you will enjoy your pergola. And, I do see your little berry.

Weekends are always so busy for us. I have to get all the running around done that I can't do during the week. And, now we are in the throes of March Madness - so we have to fit in watching basketball, too.

We went to Hobby Lobby this afternoon, and picked up a few new pretties.

Jeanne said...

Hi Penny, the pergola is looking beautiful. You must not help do hard work. It could be painful. We have some strawberry plants that are starting that I planted last year. I hope they do well this year.

Take care Penny. I can't wait to see your Jasmine vines grow over your pergola. It will be so pretty.

Hugs, Jeanne

Beth West www.northernskyart.wordpress.com said...

Isn't it lovely when we get to visit with our grown children? Yesterday we drove the couple of hours north to visit with my daughter, her husband and their 3 little ones. It was SO good to see them as it had been over a month.

Today I'm hoping to get some home school planning done, exercise, cook, work on 3 paintings and then my 12 yo wants to take me to the movies.

How is your exercise program coming along?

Kathleen Grace said...

How exciting to get the pergola finished just in time for great weather! This weekend I finished up my mid-term for class and we just got home from taking Victoria back to school from her Spring Break.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your pergola looks fantastic!

We went to the orchid show at the NY Botanical Garden this weekend. It was lovely -- I just blogged about it.

see you there! said...

The pergola is coming along nicely. The weekend is over as I write this so I can report that it was "unplanned" due to the weather. Thunder, lightning, winds and heavy rain from time to time. I got a lot of reading done, LOL!

Darla - in supposedly sunny CA

LW said...

Love the pergola, it is going to be so pretty when the vines grow.

Louise

Nancy's Notes said...

Penny, how awesome to have a pergola, I can't wait to see it when it's draped in vines!

Well, I spent time at Home Depot getting bedding plants! Fun, fun!

Happy Spring,
Nancy

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Penny,
What wonderful weekend plans you had. I love your pergola! the vines are going to be so pretty wrapped around the posts.
We had a rain and wind storm all weekend long..thank goodness last weekend Gary and I worked in the yards. This weekend was spent with the Grand-kids and I did a little bit of sewing on Sunday while Gary worked "work stuff". At least the overtime will be nice..
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Good morning! Lucky you to have such gorgeous weather to enjoy! Like Elizabeth said above, we had wind and rain all weekend. Thought the house might end up in Kansas!

Have a lovely day! Oh, I did a little estate sale shopping...found some cool things! Happy!

xoxo
Becky

April said...

I love your pergola, Penny! Would love to have one myself! Our weather here has been picture perfect, too! You get no complaints from me! Stop by if you can...I'm having a Shabby Apple Giveaway! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It really does look great! Nice to have a little help, too! Those sons sure come in handy around the house! I wish my boys were closer! ♥

Jeanne said...

Hi Penny, just a 'I'm thinking of you' hello. I hope you didn't overwork yourself in the yard!!!
Hugs, Jeanne

Snappy Di said...

That's a great looking pergola! Super neat idea on your part to build it and bet you will get a lot of use out of it too.

Di

Mary said...

It's going to be beautiful with the Jasmines later - great construction job and a lovely place to sit in your garden. Hope to join you there again some day this year!

Hugs -Mary

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

How I would love to have a garden...but I guess it isn't to be this year. Strawberries...maybe at least a strawberry planter? How many did you plant...they look wonderfully healthy...

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oops..the pergola. That is a perfect idea to cover the patio extension. That idea never occurred to me...thanks, Penny! Yours is just lovely!! I wonderhow how long it will take to cover. You have a way of setting my mind to working... :)