First, the scented lilacs, then the daffodils and peonies. Tulips. Daylilies. Iris.
It's the springtime flower parade.
Today, it's the last day of my ruffling iris.
Tomorrow, white hydrangea promise to show up in my garden..
|Festiva Maxima peonies have raspberry striations and a lovely fragrance.|
|A little egg wash on a rolled-out sheet of puff pastry plus a sprinkling of thyme,|
salt and pepper, and cheeses turned into these crispy appetizers.
|A basket hung on a coat rack in the foyer.|
|A celebratory glass from Seasons 52.|
|Starting from scratch. Inserting steel poles into the ground on the patio level.|
|No nails or working on knees. Balcony floor is screwed in place with a drill that shoots screws automatically.|
|Main deck today. We won't put furniture out until spring. |
We have plans for a large Christmas tree right in the middle of this space.
|The patio will be dry, thanks to the interior roof that drains the rains.|
|I'm thinking a border of white hydrangeas will wrap the base of the patio.|
Hammock time among the green splendors.
|Vegetables sliced and ready to saute. Rainbow carrots for the sake of novelty.|
|Simple crostini: Thin slices of brie baked on baguette slices for 6 minutes at 350 degrees.|
Decorated with strawberry slices, dribbles of honey over the berries,
and narrow slices of fresh basil.
|Lots of LED lighting has me walking in pure white air. However, the upper cabinet lighting fails to light the lower shelves so I ordered glass shelves to replace the wooden ones. A good adjustment.|
|Awning-style doors make smooth and easy access to everyday dishes.|
|The galley view shows my triangular work pattern from sink to stove to refrigerator.|
|The silgranit sink is colored "Truffle" and |
water is turned on and off with a gentle tap on top of the faucet.
|Drawers instead of doors eliminate leaning or kneeling |
into deep recesses of a cupboard.
|White quartz "Misterio" countertops are created with |
barely-there grey veining.
|A step back into the dining room gives you an overall look. |
The island awaits galvanized metal counter stools.
|Glass shelves replace the original wood ones so cabinet lighting can shine through.|
|Distressed metal stools from Target let me chat with guests while I cook.|
|One last overall view...|
|I found the Umbra hall tree at The Container Store.|