Sunday, July 31, 2011

Garden Path

Let's start with the dude. One of the reasons I chose that as his nom de blog is that he loves the movie The Big Lebowski. And in The Big Lebowski, the dude (played by Jeff Bridges) is described thus, by The Stranger, played by Sam Elliott, the best voice in all the whole wide world: 
Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's the Dude, in Los Angeles. And even if he's a lazy man - and the Dude was most certainly that. Quite possibly the laziest in Los Angeles County, which would place him high in the runnin' for laziest worldwide. 
Many people associate this particular attribute with my dude, mostly because when he first came into our lives he had a penchant for sleeping twelve hour nights.  He's also a thinker, and there are many who don't believe that thinking is work.

Today, the dude worked a ten hour day. Today, Sunday. In fact, when I told Sissy he was out there working at 8:30, she said, "The Dude?" (She called him by his real name, of course.) He was directed by our neighbor who we called the foreman (though he did a lot of work for a foreman). And eventually he was assisted by Jersey, Sissy, and me. (I had non-path building tasks to attend to like dog walking and lunch fetching.) Anyhoodle, we laid gravel, and tamped it, and shoveled sand, and path built and ten hours later, this is where we are. There's still brick cutting to be done, but essentially, we have a garden path. Bravo, dude!

21 comments:

Catherine said...

Looks good!

Chris said...

It looks great! Love the herringbone pattern.

Glenna said...

I hope the dude was rewarded with the appropriate beverage. Well-done, dude! You rock! And next time, please take a photo of the lunch...

Anonymous said...

Your garden path looks awesome! I like the brick pattern.

Robin in Virginia

Anonymous said...

That is so pretty!
dd

Sherry :o) said...

Looking pretty cool. I love that it's curved and the bricks make it look oh so cool!

Kristen said...

It looks fantastic! You should be proud: that is A LOT of work!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Great job! I've always wanted a brick stoop. I'll live vicariously through you.

valerie said...

Looking great! I really like the curve aspect to it!

KarenV said...

Your path looks great, nice job!

country stitcher said...

Great Job!!! it looks beautiful in front of your house.

Alice said...

Bravo indeed! It is very attractive. I also love The Big Lebowski and have a Jeff Bridges image of your dude in my head... and I didn't even know that's why his nom de blog was The Dude! Can't get the image of him with a White Russian out of my head. I hope the dude got one after all that work. On a Sunday.

Adrienne Martini said...

"laid gravel..."

Heh, heh.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Absolutely awesome!

MelissaD said...

I love the curve in the path -

and....sigh... yes I'm in total agreement with you on - "Sam Elliott, the best voice in all the whole wide world".
I have absolutely adored his voice for many years and will even watch truck commercials just to hear it! And his awesome mustache too - which I'm glad to say looks just like my hubby's!

Miriam said...

The Dude abides. It's a favorite around here :)

The garden path was a truly heroic effort.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Woo Hoo! You and the Dude have an awesome path - the envy of the neighborhood, I'm sure! Congratulations!!

Colorado Stitcher said...

Looks grat! I am glad you put a little curve in it rather than a straight shot. More appealing that way.

Heather said...

It's beautiful! It ties in the brick on the house nicely. Looks like a lot of hard work.

Michelle said...

The garden path is gorgeous - I love the pattern. You will be the envy of the neighborhood!

mainely stitching said...

Utterly GORGEOUS!