Wow, what a busy weekend!
I'm sure with this glorious weather many of you were doing much the same as I was all weekend....spring projects and chores....and all of it outdoors!
The rain threatened to arrive a few times, but somehow kept passing us by. Which is both a blessing and a curse. Bad because I had to water everything. Good because....it's the first amazing spring weekend I was able to be outside all weekend long, planting my little heart out!
And my body is reminding me today that I am nowhere as young as I used to be. Sigh.
The biggest project that is underway is the deck project. But, there has been great progress made, and the upper level is pretty much finished, aside from a little trim and touch up work.
However, that left me with the question of what do I want to do with the lower level, both the deck and the posts/lattice.
I honestly wasn't sure. I was so happy to have the upper deck done, and to be able to put everything back in place, that I needed to think on it for a few days.
And then I was so insanely busy over the weekend I just couldn't make up my mind.
I took photos this morning, so I could step back from the project and make the decision.
And when I look at the photos I know without a doubt it will drive me mad if the lower portion isn't also stained to match the upper portion.
Looking at the house from a distance, it seems ok to have the two-tone look.
But I will be the person who is looking at it up close and personal, not from a distance.
And the kitchen entrance, which I use exclusively, would drive me completely bonkers if it wasn't consistent.
Decision made, work continues.
In other news, my daughter captured a photo of an unusual bird visitor to our home. I had no idea this little bird even came for a visit until I loaded the photos into my computer.
And I was blown away by his beauty....and had to search online to see who stopped by!
It's a Scarlet Tanager - how incredibly lovely! They eat insects, so they don't come to the feeders. And apparently they like to hang out high up in the tree tops, so we wouldn't normally see them.
Except that this week I finally flipped one of the bird baths right-side-up and filled it with water. I expect I don't have to worry about the water freezing again for a while, so it should be safe to do so....finally!
And, lo and behold, this little guy stopped down for a sip!
I must flip the other birdbath back and fill it up as well. Who knows what other treats may be in store for me?
What's wonderful in your world this week?