Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Puttering Or Pottering Or Pluffing

Another catchy title, huh?
Don't you love the way
I make up words?
It keeps my mind agile.
Methinks it is 
the only agile thing on me
these days.
Not really-although
I'm sure MyHero thinks
the only thing I do is sit
around and eat bon-bons and
play on the computer.
I guess he thinks magic elves
come out to do the laundry and
cook at night whilst we are sleeping.

I have a secret spot on the 
backside of our house.
It is hidden to the side
of the garage and behind
our master bath.
I like to call it
The Potting Area.
The area where one goes to pot.

Watch your mouth-I am NOT
talking about myself-
I am talking about 

I am onto this 
kick now- I can't seem to
help myself.
Everything got thrown 
out here last Fall.
How bad is this?
Old pots...old leaves left from Fall...
I couldn't stand it for
Here it is-cleaned up
and ready for business!
Much better, huh?
Ha!  Another HOSTA that
was looking for a new home.
He's a little sad looking but
by tomorrow he will be 
perky and pretty.

Here's my favorite old
bench.  I have carried it to
5 houses.
I can't seem to leave it behind.
It reminds me of the farm 
I grew up on.
I sit here and sip my coffee
when I am tired of putzing with plants
out here.

Pop back by tomorrow and I will
show you the views from here
down to the bay and across
the yard to the playhouse.
Now, I need to get off my
duff and see if the fairies have
fixed my coffee yet.
Now THAT'S what I'm talking about!
Wish you were here to join me
for a cup!
your photo name


Kim K. said...

How charming is that potting area! Your bench is quite charming too. Happy Tuesday!

Susan said...

Diane, I love your secret potting area. What a wonderful place to sneak away and have some java!

Susie said...

I like the hidden potting area Diana. I had one in town..now I need to get a spot. I was suppose to have the shed...then the log splitter/mower/roller/ took over. I do will to even get to park in the garage/shop... what with all of Ted's toys. I'll post if I get a spot.:):):) Smiles, xo, Susie

Patty Patterson said...

I want a fairy to fix my coffee now! I think the fairies here stay in hiding or make messes for me to clean up.

Jettie said...

Methinks you stole my coffee making fairie.

Love the area for pot, eerrr potting and I need to borrow that Hosta, mine died, I love plants to death it seems.

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Now that potting spot is paradise!
I love the bench. Can't wait to see the view!

Flora Doora

Lucille said...

Lucky you to have a secret place where you can drink your fantastic looking cup of coffee! Have you noticed the heart formation of the cream? That's because you're such a sweetie!

Anonymous said...

me too!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I wish I was there with ya too.. wouldnt we just have the best time.
love that bench~! my Nana had one and I'd sit on it under the peach tree every day when I came to spend my summers in NC..

helen tilston said...

What a delightful thought to share a coffee with you on that beautiful bench

Anonymous said...

What are our husbands thinking? It's not all easy work being a blogger. I wouldn't get half as much done if I didn't have a blog. It's like company coming to visit everyday.

Love your potting area and especially your bench.

Petie said...

My husband told me the other day that I spend to much time on the computer. Its a good thing his opinion doesn't count, lol. Its amazing that everything gets done. I love your old bench.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I LOVE your potting area, Sweet D!

Cristina Garay said...

I like your secret potting area! I like that is hidden and you can keep it messy for a long time without worring to much about it!

At home not only my husband is bugging me with my time online! But also my 9 year old son! That why I spend so much time on the pc doing the "Bloggy thing"?!

Michele Smith said...

What a wonderful secret potting area!

Ruth Kelly said...

That says it all - raised on a farm - hard worker.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Diana, your potting area looks so inviting now! I can see why you love to slip away to it! I love your bench too! I have do the same thing by keeping items that remind me of a special place. I can't wait to see the views to the bay and the playhouse! See you tomorrow!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Looking good back there Diana!
And I must say that coffee looks mighty good too!
Can't wait to see your view of the Bay!

The Single Nester said...

Love it! Can you come to my house and help organize our garden area :)

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Nice! I think my hubs thinks I spend way too much time on the computer. And you know what? Sometime he is RIGHT!!

Sandra said...

Love it, I have a potting area too and now that I think about it, it needs some cleaning up. Thanks for inspiring me :)

Pam said...

Isn't that a cute potting area. You would think you were a gardener or something. Love the bench. Looks like the perfect morning spot.

NanaNor's said...

This is a wonderful area to get your hands dirty. My hubby thinks I'm on the computer too much as well. Of course I think he's at the golf course way too much.
Have a wonderful afternoon & evening.

joanne said...

looks like a great place to let oneself go to pot, and have a little me time...sweet!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a nice little space to do your potting. When everything is in order I am more inspired! Looking forward to seeing more!


Tete said...

Love your hidy hole. I think I am going to have one after the deck is done. I can put my potting table behind it if I want. Going to have to wait and walk around the finished product first. Just having a hard time imagining it finished.
Was up to 3am with storms and trying to get cats in, then back up at 7:30. I need sleep. Took a small nap after lunch, but dragging butt now.

Donna said...

Oh my, much braver than I, my friend! I have let everything pile up everywhere - AGAIN!!! My craft room, sewing room, planting area, wood working room, and painting station! When the fairies are done at your house, will you send them here, please? Purdy please? I'll send you some Bon Bons! StarsBucks Bon Bons! just for a week or so? Thanks - when shall I expect them, Dearie?

He he he he he he!
Gentle hugs, dear one,

Nancy's Notes said...

Now that is a cool potting area Miss Diana! Wow, such organization!!

Nellie said...

Always a smile from you, Diana! You have been busy in that "secret spot."
Yes, I'd love to join you for a cup of coffee. Perhaps I will be there as soon as the fairies accomplish making it.:)

Anonymous said...

I would love to join you on your sweet bench for a cup of coffee! You have a lovely area to enjoy.

Cindy Adkins said...

I love your bench, too! and the potting area--and it looks great! Can you come over and help me with the garage? lol

Love the heart in the coffee, too--how adorable!
Sending (((hugs))) your way,

camp and cottage living said...

Neat bench-I would've taken it with me too!
You cleaned that potting area up right nicely!!

Janet said...

LOL you are too punny, I mean funny. :)

Loved your post today and yesterday's too, the one with the video. I did cry. Took me forever to get it on my post. It wouldn't let me type below it.

Potting space looks great. Love the heart in the coffee. :)

Have a great evening and a wonderful tomorrow.

Take care, Janet W

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Youhoo, you are now ready to plant! It looks fabulous!


Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

I knew those fairies would show up sooner or later and put a little love in your coffee.

A Cottage Muse said...

You forgot piddeling!
Love that spot and how you use the crates!

Annesphamily said...

From the last post, you need the book Patsy Clairmont wrote "God Uses Cracked Pots!". Ha! It is delightful. Your style of writing is amazing! I just love knowing you. Let's have some coffee or tea together! :)

Love that bench!