The friday gathering – The creek edition

By glblguy

spring

Not sure about you, but here in the NC Mountains we had some absolutely beautiful weather the past weekend and early in the week. Unfortunately, it was 35 again this morning after being in the mid-seventies for the past week. We really enjoyed the nice weekend weather and spent almost all of the daylight hours outside.

We discovered a rather large spring about 50 feet from our house that looks to have been covered by a large rock slide sometime back. We’ve been busy digging it out and forming a beautiful and wonderful sounding “creek” flowing down the mountain. I liked it so much, I decided to build a small patio next to it using the rock. This project kept myself and our boys busy most of the weekend and it’s still not finished. As you can see in the picture above, I still have to put the rock wall up against the back, and lay rock down for the floor. We plan to put some moss and ground cover in between the rocks and surround the area with some ferns. I also plan to build a natural log arbor to give us a little shade and maybe allow some wild ivy to grow on it. We also plan to build a small bridge to go over the creek to the patio.

We can’t wait to sit down with some cold iced tea this summer and relax to the sounds of the creek flowing down the mountain. I’ll keep you posted on our progress and share some pics as we get it completed.

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Carnivals

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14 Responses (including trackbacks) to “The friday gathering – The creek edition”

  1. CindyS Says:

    The creek looks awesome! I am jealous of all the rocks in one place. I have been gathering them from around the farm so that I can put up a stone wall around my little pond. Hauling rocks in a wheel barrow is not fun but it is rewarding to see my little wall grow.

  2. glblguy Says:

    Cindy – We have no shortage of rocks, they are everywhere and in particular right where you want to dig! Bring a pickup and come on down :-)

  3. ashvin Says:

    Wow awsome post and look of creek is too good

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    The creek are looking really great. its awesome gift from god to create this type of place and amazing nature.

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