However, in honor of using the CMLXLVIV as a way of "showing" the number of this post, instead of just telling, I figure I'll try to do some showing of other things.
Here is the house a few years ago with all of its 1950s greenery (after a summer hail storm):
And here it is, about a week ago (this is before the second snuffleupagus of mulch, because it's mainly been raining ever since I put the new mulch down and I haven't wanted to go out with the camera):
(If you're paying attention, you've noticed that not only are the plantings different, but the house is now a different color as of about 2 years ago.)
Here are some things from various gardening attempts, which give me hope for the future:
And, finally, a quick look at how I've changed over the past nearly 5 years...
|From early 2008 - before I started blogging|
|And an unfortunately close-up shot from just last week.|
If you've been paying attention over the past few years (or even just during the past few posts where I've been going on about the past 1,000 posts), you know that this is the basic write-up of my blog (found in the left-hand margin of my blog):
There was a time when that actually started with "Unemployed" but I updated it when I got work. (Coincidentally, I believe that the unemployment started just after that 2008 picture was taken. If I'm not mistaken - although I may be - my job went away the day after I came back from that trip...)
I kind of wonder what that will all say - and what pictures my accompany it - five years from now?