Sunday, August 17, 2014

Summer garden update

We are getting ready for the house painters.  We had to remove a number of shrubs and other plants to allow access.

Here are some summer garden photos:

the fairy garden edge

Lilies (which we had to dig up)

 the fairy garden

Crocosmia Davidson, which is new to us and I really like it

Cosmos diablo

We pulled the cleomes today for the painters.  I sure loved them.  Here they are with the Clerondendrum

Bonfire begonia and ornamental oregano

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Project updates

The closet is coming along nicely.  The beadboard is up but no trim yet.

look how carefully he cut around the electrical box

Pippin on my tuffet

I made a small quilt from the tuffet leftovers.

Friday, August 1, 2014

My tuffet

I made my own tuffet.  It was easier than I thought and I love it.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Cleomes in their full glory

I am so happy with my cleome patch.  I just love those flowers and I am so happy that I found a place they are doing well.   I love the smell of their foliage, too.  I go out there and touch them to get the smell on my hands.  But then, I like the smell of tomato plants.  I think both of those smells is an acquired taste.

 I especially love the pink ones and their petal color variations

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Mile, Mile and a Half

I watched a great documentary of people hiking the John Muir Trail.  Beautiful, beautiful video and funny wonderful people.  It's called Mile, Mile and Half and I watched it on Netflix.

At one point they find this rock formation and put teeth in it and then....

Monday, July 14, 2014

Basement projects to escape the heat

John has been working on a few small projects in the basement.  It's a great way to escape the heat.

refinished kitchen table

I am making a tuffet and John made the base for my tuffet.

plywood base

bun feet being stained

 assembled base