Archive for category Around the house

Stump Removal

It doesn’t look like much but it took about 5 hours of digging and sawing to get this 25-year-old stump out of the ground. And it still weighs around 100 pounds.


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Windows Replacement

Getting new windows in dining nook, kitchen, laundry room and stairway landing. Here’s the old design and the crew at work.

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Quite the sunset this evening


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April Fools… Or Spring?

The bleeding heartsbleeding_hearts_0488 seem to think spring is on the way…

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Nice Fall Sunset

We’ve had a lot of rainy days but tonight we got a short reprieve and a beautiful sunset.


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Alyssa & Abby Take a Break

After spending a few hours clearing grass from between the patio flagstones, the girls needed a break:


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I’m fascinated by bees. There’s something kind of mystical about them; the interdependence they have with flowers and how dedicated they are. Here’s one in our front yard today.bee_1030275


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Peach Roses

The peach drift roses we put in a year or so ago are so beautiful.peach_rosebud_1356

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Dogwood Blossoms

Spring is officially here. Our dogwoods are in full bloom; this Satomi Pink is absolutely covered in flowers.


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First Rhoddy

Our rhododendron seem to be late coming out, at least compared to some I’ve seen elsewhere… even around the neighborhood. But here’s one of the Long Beach varieties, the first to bloom this year.rhododendron_10760

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