I spent part of each day in my basement workshop. Some of the rose cuttings in the north window are starting to show roots! This is the roadside rose that I rustled last month ... I showed it to you in THIS post.
Most of my workshop time was spent painting the cabinet doors and drawer fronts from my brother's kitchen. There are a lot of them, and the finish I want requires that each of them be painted multiple coats of two colors, both front and back, so it's going to take a while. The top color is a custom mix of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, that I showed you in THIS post. This kitchen is going to be so retro and happy!
Mrs. Wren is now sitting on five eggs in her nest in the pot in my greenhouse. See her tucked WAY down inside there? It's hard to get a decent photo because the white perlite bag is in the way in every angle but this one.
The new Romantic Homes magazine came out this week, and my friend Janet's shop is featured in a fantastic article, with photos taken by her son! See that little greenhouse in the corner of her display window? Yep, I built that. No mention of this in the article, but that's okay ... I am thrilled that all of the hard work that Janet has put into her shop is being recognized on a national level. Love you, Janet!
A strong line of storms passed through our area on Thursday. Whenever things like this are predicted, I always worry about my trees. Last time we had a big storm, we lost two of the large Oak trees in our front yard. (See the damage in THIS post) Fortunately, this storm passed just to our south. We had rain, but little wind and no damage.
Thursday's sunset, after the storm was gone, was a beautiful one ... as seen from our deck, looking toward Hartwood Winery next door.
Friday dawned with a beautiful blue sky, puffy clouds, and cool, comfortable temperatures. It was a great day to do something outside.
Normally, this means working in the garden. This day, though, I decided that it was long past time to clean up my Mustang and get it ready for convertible season. It was so dirty and dusty after sitting in the garage all winter.
With the car all washed and waxed and polished (and myself and The Husband cleaned up, too), we spent part of yesterday evening at the local Friday night classic car cruise in. There was a fantastic selection of cars last night ... with the Mustangs making a respectable showing. That's a 1970 427 Cobra Jet parked beside mine.
To end on a garden and rose related note ... yesterday morning, I saw my first Japanese Beetle of the year. This seems to be a little bit later than usual ... beetles arrived on June 4 in 2011, and I didn't note the day of their appearance in 2012. We have had very few beetles for the past three years ... I wonder what this year will be like?
There you have it, a whole week's worth of blog posts in one shot! The weather today is almost a gorgeous as yesterday. Am I going to work out in the garden like I should? Nope ... I'm spending today with Deborah, and we are going to hang out and hunt junk all day.
Have a great weekend!