We thought the snow part of winter was gone...not yet! More for the next 24 hours.
Part of March Madness, I guess.
Soft, floating flakes.
When we were kids, we put out our tongues to lick them from the sky.
Ice cream for the cows, we said.
|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.|
|We did a two-day road trip while the painters wrapped|
adjacent spaces to prepare for painting.