Even though we have done a lot of clearing brush, etc., this spring, I am behind getting the porches ready for spring--probably because it's such a big job and we need three days of nice, sunny weather to get it all done.
I really thought about painting it black because we have sap coming from trees that ruins anything white, but I really like it as she had it so I'll probably just repaint it white.
I also need to get out here. The azaleas are really showing out this year. I kind of wish they would all bloom at the same time, but they don't. The red and light purple come first.
The ones that are not blooming will be pale pink in a couple weeks.
The white ones look like gardenias, and they are just about to bloom. The purple rhododendrons are blooming then the native white ones will bloom in a few weeks.
We (Luis actually) pressure washed everything yesterday. What a job with three porches:-) Did I mention how much I hate white railings??? I so wish I could change to black wrought iron for many reasons. These get covered with green algae and little dots of sap that will not come off. But I am stuck with white and it requires a lot of cleaning.
I can really appreciate the size of these porches with no furniture, although our driveway looks like we are having a yard sale.
I'll be re-coating the decking with opaque stain today, if it warms up, then starting on the back railings which are wood.
Since we celebrated Mother's Day Sunday, I thought I would share a photo of me with my three babies:-) My new rail fence is the perfect spot for photos now.
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There are some exciting things happening here at FAR that I will be sharing later, but all involve some upcoming projects and updating of rooms, which should be fun because you will not believe what we can do with basically a $0 budget. Stay tuned:-)
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