April 19, 2010

The Beauty of Yard Work

Did you know that doing yard work burns a ton of calories? One hour of yard work burns anywhere from 400-600 calories (depending of course on how much you are doing and doesn’t count breaks). Oh yes! If I had known this, I would have been doing more yard work for years! Oh well, live and learn – right?

The past few weeks, I’ve been doing hours of yard work a day. Of course some more than others, and none on some days. We’ve really gotten the front yard looking much better and have been raking, planting, weeding, burning, etc. I’ll post the end result soon (hopefully).

We’ve planted 21 azaleas, 4 rose bushes, 2 crepe myrtles and lots of flowers from seeds. The vegetable garden is on hold, but hopefully will get to that soon!

Here are some pictures I took today, enjoy!





6 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh how pretty!! I live in a condo so I don't have to do yard work but I hope to one day. I love plating flowers. The blue one is really pretty!!

Kristina P. said...

Lovely! If only I had a yard.

Unbreakable said...

Beautiful, when i have a yard i will ask you for tips

Wendyburd1 said...

Oh I LOVE that last picture, what an awesome tree to have!!

Inspiration in Italy said...

Simply gorgeous!!! xo

Lucy said...

Yard work is not my favorite chore but I do love the results and your pictures are pretty that tree is awesome!