Thursday, June 13, 2013
A Yellow Sneak Peek
It’s not happening real fast, but the house is getting painted. Behind LuLu you can see the first coat of yellow on the south side of the house. It will look better with a second coat. The chartreuse Lady’s Mantle along the path is not a very complimentary color with the yellow, but it will be backed soon enough by a sizeable hydrangea in a pinkish blue. Unfortunately the young hydrangea has taken a beating with Wally and LuLu crowding around the base of the ladder. It lost a branch the other day, tsk, tsk. Just when this bed was starting to look a little better, and I had hopes that my white Lily of the Nile would bloom again. . .
Rich is being as careful as possible with the garden. He pulled the honeysuckle away from the house so he could paint behind it, and here he’s tying it back up again. This photo shows the yellow with a second coat. In some lights the color looks brighter, but this was an overcast day. I like this shade and I feel a little less nervous about it now. I think I’m going to love our yellow house.
My retired Rembrandt doesn’t seem to be in a hurry. He’s taking his time and I’m not concerned. He stops for lunch with me and has dinner on the table when I come home from work. He also does a little housework, runs errands, cares for the lawn, washes the cars, and takes the dogs out for exercise. What a guy! Gee, Father’s Day is coming up. He probably deserves a break, doesn’t he?
I hope this day finds you well and happy. I’m looking forward to the upcoming weekend. Nothing special, just a little extra time at my favorite place on earth – home. See you soon!