Sunday, October 30, 2011

The first snow...

was a good excuse for the first fire.
And it works...

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Mark was here a few weeks ago and put up wainscot on 3 walls and a little shelf to top it off.
It took about 3 days to patch and sand...and another 3 to here it finally is!

The word on the streets....

Yesterday while I was painting the front fence 2 interesting things happened:
1. Two guys from the city broke in to the condemned house next to me, put their own lock and chain on the door and told me it was slated for demo.
2. A young couple stopped and spray-painted a big white dot on the pavement in front of my house and said we're getting a tree provided by the city!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

My thumbs look more brown than green frankly...

Just a little pre-winter planting going on.
2 mountain laurel, 1 climbing rose to go along the fence, 1 rose-hip, 2 bushes I don't know the name of (but are supposed to grow like crazy...)
and one "Mt Saint Helen Plum"..which is actually a cherry tree:
On the side... a Japanese holly, and a climbing hydrangea for the stair rail...
Not to mention a dozen each of crocus and daffodil bulbs.
That is IT until Spring. It's back to indoor chores for me....