I discovered we have a White Lilac Bush right outside my office window!
You can see part of it in the background of this picture.
Lilacs are my absolute favorite.
When we moved in last year, there were no blooms and we just figured it was just a bush. I'm not very good at identifying plant things, and I even suggested that we chop it down because it looked a little raggedy. I'm so glad we didn't! A few days ago, I looked up from my computer and noticed white blooms all over the bush. I pulled back the curtains and squealed with delight! Lilacs! We have lilacs! The smell when I open my window is mahvelous! What a treat!
Excuse me for using too many exclamation points. I got excited all over again.
Here's a sneak-peek at the ripple I'm working on.
Same pattern as the last.
(See prior posts for link to pattern or go to my Ravery Page. The link is in my sidebar.)
The trees came down yesterday...
The two pics above are before they got started.
What's going on out there?
Who's making all that noise?
I felt myself feeling kinda sad for those trees. They've been there forever. The house was built in 1918, and I would imagine they're somewhere around the same age. But they've become a hazard and needed to go. I'm sorry, trees.
We may have a deck built over there in part of that area, but part of that space is reserved for a new master bath addition some day.
I talked to the deck guy I was originally talking to about building our decks and covers. He apologized profusely for not getting back to me sooner, but he's been dealing with the death of his father. The deck will likely not be built until way into the summer or even fall, but we're on the list. I've since called four other contractors, but not a single one returned my call. He said that everybody that does that kind of thing around here is already booked up with jobs through the summer. There are just not that many good contractors to go around way up here in the NE corner of Washington, i.e. nearly-Canada, i.e. no-man's land, i.e. the boonies, i.e. bumf*ck. (I hate people that use "i.e." when they speak, don't you? It's a terrible habit that I hear a lot in my work along with many others.) So anyway, we're adjusting our expectations and we'll wait.