Saturday, April 21, 2012
In the first post of the year I made a brief list of projects I wanted to get done this year. Working on the hallways and stairs was on the list, but it's taking much, much longer to get done than I anticipated. Back in late January I got started on stripping paint on the front porch, but I put that on hold because I really, truly thought I could wallpaper the hallways and stairwell in a weekend or two. So about a month-and-a-half later, and after a few pieces went up today - we're still not done! AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!! But it's coming. When the whole thing is done there's going to be a HUGE celebratory post! In the meantime, I'll continue to post about plants, and flowers, and maybe even the ice cream truck- who knows!
Hope everyone's having a great weekend!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Spring is definitely here! Actually, today felt more like summer with temperatures in the 90's - and that's in Upstate New York! Stuff around the yard is blooming like crazy! As I pointed out in my last post, the Rhododendrons are in full bloom:
Then I posted a shot of last year's tulips. Here they are this year!
Here's the Weigela (sure hope I spelled it right!)...
And here are the Lilacs. They aren't in bloom yet, but I love the neighbor's flowering tree in the background. Maybe a Locust tree?
I'll post some more as the season develops, and yes - the wallpaper is still going up. This seems the eeeeeeennnnnnnddddddllllllleeeeeesssssss project!
Posted by GB Shaw at 10:25 PM
Saturday, April 7, 2012
I'm afraid this will be the year the honeysuckle will need to come down, it's getting pretty old and scraggly, so I suppose it's time for a new honeysuckle to go in. I don't think honeysuckle had anything to do with Huck Finn or Tom Sawyer, but it always makes me think of reading those books when I was a kid. Hmm, might be a good summer to pull one of them out!
The tulips are almost there...here's a pic from last year, I add it here just because I like the picture:
Anyway, as I troll around the yard I think of all the things I want to get done out there, but I'm still in the midst of this:
Yup, that's a banquet table set up on the front porch. It's just the easiest way to stay "set up" to get this wallpapering project done. And done is what I want it!
Hope everyone has a great Easter!
Posted by GB Shaw at 10:43 PM