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Saturday, 9 February 2008

Saturday PhotoHunt - Heavy


Today's theme for the Saturday PhotoHunt is HEAVY. Some time ago I could have done a self-portrait, maybe on the bathroom scales, but not now. Now I'm slim(ish) so it wouldn't work.

So I've gone back to work done late last summer.

We have a poorly-drained garden that turns to mud at every opportunity. Cutting the grass is a nightmare, as our (electric!) mower doesn't work well under water for some reason! Before the worst of the winter rains could begin we decided to make our long desired alterations to keep our feet as dry as possible. The first picture shows concrete blocks being carried from the delivery point at the front to an area inside the gate. They will eventually form the floor of a work shed and greenhouse. Those blocks were heavy!
The next two show the delivery of a tonne of pebbles. The delivery lorry found the load heavy.

And here's the last heavy barrow load being wheeled into position.

If you feel like joining the fun visit tnchick for details. Happy Hunting.

75 comments:

Mia said...

That really looks heavy. The last house we lived in also was very wet, it's such a job trying to maintain it. Hope all your heavy work paid off. I thing the shingle looks great with the plants.

Hootin' Anni said...

That's heavy all right....and hot heavy tiring back-breaking work!!!! LOL

My heavy is posted...hope you can drop by and celebrate my birthday with me. Happy Hunting!

LibertyBelle said...

I think those are great photos for the theme this week!
We just did our driveway and we had tons of stone, sand and cement!
Happy weekend
L

Sarge Charlie said...

and the results are great

jams o donnell said...

Nice take on this week's theme. Imbet it looks good now too! Happy weekend

Daisy said...

Whoa, that looks very heavy! I think those pebbles look pretty in your garden.

ellen said...

yeah right...such stuff are heavy..but not as heavy as heavy work..truly tiring!
hope u can drop by to deep down the heart to view my entry for this week...hope to hear from you soon

Katney said...

That was definitelya very heavy job. Looks like the results were worth it. We have some spots that could use some similar attention.

Aileni said...

For you, I would seperate the pages and hand them to you one by one.

2cents said...

Great photos, thanks for sharing.

Mine is up at
4SeasonsOfMyLife
. Hope you can visit me too. Happy Photo Hunting.

Utah Mommy said...

It is indeed heavy. Great job for photo hunting. Happy weekend!
Baby Pushing Mommy

Amanda said...

those look very heavy!

Ivy Sterling said...

Oh gosh that sure heavy


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rajson said...

Heavy, but the result looks very nice! You can need that if you have the same bad wether we have.
Happy weekend and thanks vor the visit!

Dirty Knees said...

Looks so heavy my back is aching. LOL I think you should be pleased with the results!

Liza said...

Well done! Happy hunting.

~Yen~ said...

Heavy for sure! nice photos too:)

Anna said...

Those sure looks heavy, and like a lot of work,. Thanks for sharing...

Mine is up too:
Every Beat Of My Heart

A. said...

Those do look heavy, and hard work! Still worth it in the end by the look of the last picture.

imac said...

Great Heavy (and hard work) for photo hunt.


Mac's Macro now showing.

TiOheM said...

Nice heavy entries. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

coloursofdawn said...

A good photo array displaying heavy and telling about your garden. It looks like it is quite beautiful by the last photo. I do know the heaviness of moving cement blocks and rocks

Patricia said...

Wonderful photos for heavy. Thanks for stopping by the creek, and have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

Carver said...

That is heavy stuff but a great idea and it looks so attractive with the pebbles. Hope you have a great rest of the weekend.

Huey said...

Oh my family had a similar issue too. Not that the garden turns muddy, it's just that we keep our dog there and this fella keeps turning the garden upside down. @.@

Tokenhippygirl said...

Definitely heavy... wow. Great shots for the theme this week!

Pato & Pearl said...

Heavily load of heavy pics! Good one

Pearl (thanks for dropping by)

zamejias said...

That's heavy work. How about taking a break? I have mango roll here. Heheh

Mine's here.

Julie said...

looks like a heavy and big job for someone. Looks nice though with all the plants.

jmb said...

Besides being heavy that looks like a lot of work to me.
Thanks for visiting Dragonstar and have a great weekend.

Alasandra said...

That not only looks HEAVY, but like a lot of work.

Thanks for visiting my Photo Hunt.

ian said...

heavy indeed! enjoy the rest of your weekend! happy photo hunting =]

napaboaniya said...

I can imagine how heavy those pebbles and blocks are!
I'm sure you're currently having a beautiful garden after all those hard work :)

MAMA in Love said...

that's heavy allright, ty you for droping by my blog :)

sandierpastures said...

Heavy,indeed coz you needed the help of a lifter/crane(?)

Thanks for dropping by my photo hunt earlier. Have a great weekend!

MommyTime said...

I really like these photos. Your garden looks wonderful. Thanks for coming to see my fjord photo too.

Siani said...

That's definitely heavy. My poor arthritic bones couldn't take the strain! Hope you're having a good weekend.

lotis said...

nice place, like it. sure that was heavy work

pinkjagxj said...

Good Heavy photos!!
All the work will be well worth it.

Carin said...

Really heavy work.

Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Terrific photos! All of those building materials look heavy indeed!

Mar said...

Heavy work! great shots for the theme, happy PH!

Hootin' Anni said...

Just dropping by today to send along my heartfelt thanks for such a lovely happy birthday wish! Y'all made my day so special yesterday, and I cherished every single wish left in my comments. You're a treasure!!! Thank you kindly!!!

Gattina said...

I remember when we had put pebbles along our terrace, they were terribly heavy !

YTSL said...

Oooo, that looks like a nice garden so guess all that heavy work was worth it, right? :)

MamaArcher said...

that looks like quite a job! I am sure those bricks were very heavy!!!
Have a blessed day!

seev said...

Heavy! Heavy! But that new space ought to be great, plus as you say keeping your feet dry. :-)

Linda said...

Very heavy load!! The patio looks nice! Thanks for stopping by my heavy post! I appreciate it!

Caroline said...

That definitely is a lot of heavy lifting.

tanabata said...

Those all look very heavy indeed! I'm glad it wasn't me doing it! :P

g_mirage said...

Even a kilo of those pebbles is heavy! I can't imagine how heavy that much is! The blocks are also heavy a piece.

Great take on the theme! Eat some fruits after lifting heavy stuff! Good day!

Olivia said...

That is certainly some heavy work!

ghee said...

oh,great great pictures for the theme!!wow!!

i wonder what happened to your garden now? :)

thanx for dropping by :)

ghee
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ellen b. said...

Whoa! That's a bunch of heavy work happening. I bet the results made you happy!

Heather said...

Whoa! That is some heavy work! Looks like it was well worth all the effort, though. Great job!

Thanks so much for stopping by -- and have a wonderful week! ;o)

Jenty said...

I like your take on the theme. Very heavy.

Sabine said...

Great heavy choices! :)
I also like your narrow photos - as a matter of fact, I like your blog! But I'm in a hurry as always, so only one comment, sorry.... :(

Thanks for visiting - and have a great Sunday - well, what's left of it, anyway!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That looks like heavy work all the way around!

Betty said...

Those blocks look very heavy. I'll bet everything around your house looks nice now with all the pretty pebbles.

Thanks for visiting me and leaving a comment. Hope you will visit often.

Pat said...

Lots of heavy work there!

Have a great week ahead.

Natalie said...

Whoa...very heavy!

Jan Parrish said...

Looks like a lot of heavy, back breaking work.

Sandy C. said...

Indeed those are heavy!! We had to remove rocks just like that and lay pavers like that in our last house ourselves....never doing that again!

Marylin said...

wow great pics! Very heavy work :)

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

All of those chores look heavy, but the end result was probably worth it!

Great pics for this week :)

Angela (Gran) said...

Great take on the heavy theme....a lot of beauty came from the heavy yard/garden work.

Thanks for your visit...have a great new week!

eph2810 said...

Wow - what a project. Perfect photos for this week's hunt theme of heavy.

Thank you so much for sharing.

Dorid said...

OMG, having done some landscaping in the past, I know how heavy those concrete blocks and all that stone can be!

Mec said...

great many heavy pics :)

bisdakbabbles said...

Those are heavy indeed!

jesie said...

I am not capable of handling those heavy materials. I'm glad there are machines and tools made to help man take care of them.

Thanks for visiting mine.

julie said...

Wow, your garden must have look wonderful after all those heavy work done!

Have a great week!

julie said...

Your garden must look pretty neat now, after those heavy lifting and heavy work.

Have a great week!

Dragonstar said...

Thank you all for your comments - I'm overwhelmed by all your visits. And in answer to your kind questions, I have to say that the garden is so much nicer now.

Damama T said...

HOw did I manage to get so far behind over here? LOL! It's nice to see how it looked before. Makes me appreciate all the hard work it took to get the yard in shape. We had a load of pea gravel delivered once and had to move it the same way. And you are right. IT IS HEAVY! xoxoxo