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Old 08-12-2012, 09:59 PM   #21
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You set your camera by your side when your out working? I'm usually so full of grit I wouldn't even attempt to pick up much less take a photo and jam up the camera.
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You set your camera by your side when your out working? I'm usually so full of grit I wouldn't even attempt to pick up much less take a photo and jam up the camera.
I wasn't working...wait, yes I was--or at least finishing up. I had just put the mower away, I think. I spotted the little guy (or girl), took a shot or two with my cell phone, and then ran in for the good camera.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:24 PM   #23
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I've been too dirt covered to even do that. (Go into the home)
I drop my drawers (Why DO people call them that?) in the garage and put new ones on to enter the house. Throwing sod will do that to a person.
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I've been too dirt covered to even do that. (Go into the home)
I drop my drawers (Why DO people call them that?) in the garage and put new ones on to enter the house. Throwing sod will do that to a person.
I have no idea...we say so many strange things.

There are times I probably shouldn't go in the house and I do...tracking fine dirt behind everywhere I walk (well, I did that one day while digging the 2nd phase of the pond. I've gotta remember to take my shoes of next time).

Lately, I've been thinking about an outdoor shower. If I had a bit more privacy, I'd probably try something. I remember seeing a simple set-up somewhere that I could model mine after.
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Out my atrium door by a 30 gallon "water feature". I love these!!! Anywhere there's water and a few plant stakes rammed into the ground.... they show up and pose!!!
Amazing colors!
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I'm a sucker for both butterflies and tithonia.
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Today's capture:
I am SO glad I'm not the judge!
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I am SO glad I'm not the judge!
I think that nearly every month!
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There are times I probably shouldn't go in the house and I do...tracking fine dirt behind everywhere I walk.
Lately, I've been thinking about an outdoor shower. If I had a bit more privacy, I'd probably try something.
I remember seeing a simple set-up somewhere that I could model mine after.
How to create an affordable outdoor shower.....

Pick a spot....
Excavate the ground for your shower area to a depth of about 3 inches
Cover with breathable landscape fabric which allows drainage
Line the area with one inch of sand
Top it off with patio blocks to stand upon.

Set a metal garden arbor over the area
Hang shower curtains around it
Extend your water pipes out and on up to a shower head OR just run a garden hose up the side and lock the garden hose spray nozzel into the on position in whichever spray pattern you so desire...

Bringing her on home
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with a nice fresh shower.......
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:03 PM   #30
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How to create an affordable outdoor shower.....

Pick a spot....
Excavate the ground for your shower area to a depth of about 3 inches
Cover with breathable landscape fabric which allows drainage
Line the area with one inch of sand
Top it off with patio blocks to stand upon.

Set a metal garden arbor over the area
Hang shower curtains around it
Extend your water pipes out and on up to a shower head OR just run a garden hose up the side and lock the garden hose spray nozzel into the on position in whichever spray pattern you so desire...

Interesting. Thanks, havalotta.

I'd like to add if anyone is going the garden hose route, make sure you let it sit out in the sun before you turn on your shower--I'm not in need of a cold shower! Brrr.
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