We have been in the house for almost five years now.  We have pretty much figured out places where we made wrong design choices (little ones) and places where the builder or a supplier didn’t quite get it right (again, little things).

Now we are starting to get into beautifying the place.  Pictures are going up inside, and we’re thinking about retiring the tablecloths that have served as our curtains.

Bettie is doing a great job at prettying up the outside of the house, too.  We have morning glories

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(which are beautiful)

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and cardinal climbers

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which the hummingbirds love.  These are both self-propagating plants, meaning their seeds start new growth without us having to do anything.  At times, that can be good.  This, so far, is one of those times.  From the carport, both of these have spread to our driveway.  There is original farm field dirt under the gravel, and these plants are hardy enough to get roots down and shoots up, and then flower in the midst of the rock.

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And even spread!

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More power to ‘em!

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