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What I’ve done on 2017 Summer Holidays Part II, Day 2

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/traditional/

So, I did do some more prep in the back porch, but it was all sanding and spackling – nothing that will show any difference in a photo.  However, I DID trim the front camellia bushes – something I have been meaning to do for quite some time.   And you’ll be proud of me because I had to get on a ladder to do this (and the sanding in the porch).

So, here they are…before, and after!

BEFORE

AFTER

  

All neat and tidy…until next year!

Tuesdays of Texture: Week 30 of 2017

Tuesdays of Texture from Narami (https://narami.wordpress.com/4486-2/).  This week’s challenge page can be found at https://narami.wordpress.com/2017/07/25/tuesdays-of-texture-week-30-of-2017/

Re-entering Challenge mode with a little texture from yesterday…

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Woods

Here is Dutch Goes the Photo’s (https://dutchgoesthephoto.net) Tuesday photo Challenge.  This week’s topic is:   Weather (https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2017/07/25/tuesday-photo-challenge-woods/).

“This week, I’m sticking with Nature for inspiration with the theme of Woods.  Of course, these woods are not always the friendly, welcoming place that we might like, as we have seen in fairy tales…  Then again, they can provide respite from a long trek in the mossy bed that sprawls among the trunks of whispering trees.  The choice is yours, but I would challenge you to not just photograph the woods; set the mood with your image of what you would like these woods to give us…As you walk into your favorite woods, open up your mind’s eye and breathe in the atmosphere that resides among the trees; let what it tells you be your guide in creating an image that tells the story of these woods.”

I return to the Tuesday Photo Challenge with Woods…and other things…

Flower of the Day: July 25, 2017

Cee’s Flower of the Day (https://ceenphotography.com/2017/07/24/flower-of-the-day-july-25-2017-hibiscus/)

Here are the colours from yesterday’s flower:

And now for today’s – what’s your guess?

Monday Window: July 24, 2017

And now, Monday Window!!  Ottawa edition, #2

Another Ottawa window – well, windows!

Share Your World – July 24, 2017

And now for this week’s Share Your World (https://ceenphotography.com/2017/07/24/share-your-world-july-24-2017/).

List some of your favorites types of teas.

Ice-T, Mr. T, G&T…

If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign, what would it be?

What are a couple of things could people do for you on a really bad day that would really help you?

Bring me a big glass of wine and listen to me bitch for as long as I need to.

Irregardless of your physical fitness, coordination or agility: If you could be an athlete what would you do?   Remember this is SYW, dreaming is always allowed.

Drinking wine and bitching is a show of coordination, right?

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What I’ve done on 2017 Summer Holidays Part II, Day 1

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/fragrance/

So, during these 3 weeks off of work, I’ll be working…on some things in the house.  There is always something to avoid, er, I mean, do in an old house like this.  So, the main things I want to do inside over the next three weeks are:  paint the little tiny porch at the back of the house, paint the main floor bathroom, strip wallpaper off the stairwell walls (or as much of it as I can without a ladder…I’m not getting up on a ladder in the stairwell for ANYONE!).

So, today I did some prep in the back porch area.  It’s a small space, but was originally covered in wallpaper.  Now, imagine me swearing to myself just now as I realized that this is the ONE space I don’t have a real “before” picture of.  Sigh…

I do, however have befores and afters of one of the two doors…Why, oh why don’t I have a “before” of the deck door???  You can see the after below…

Anyway, I got the leftover wallpaper out from the door frames and chair rail, and then patched the big hole above the deck door.

And now I will need to sand that tomorrow, wash the walls, and then paint!  Here is the space now:

This is the idea, although that gold is too dark – we have a lighter version we will use instead.

So, tomorrow, the adventure continues!!

Flower of the Day: July 24, 2017

Cee’s Flower of the Day (https://ceenphotography.com/2017/07/23/flower-of-the-day-july-24-2017-bearded-iris/)

Here are the colours from yesterday’s flower:

And now – what colour is this beauty?

Flower of the Day: July 23, 2017

Cee’s Flower of the Day (https://ceenphotography.com/2017/07/22/flower-of-the-day-july-23-2017-pansies/)

Here are the colours from yesterday’s flower:

Now, what colour is this beauty?

Newness on the Deck

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/harmonize/

So, our deck’s been around awhile (although there is a WHOLE story about how we had to get a permit for it two years ago even though it had been there for about 60 years…)

Here is our deck from when we bought this house, ’til last night!

Blank slate…

The railing that set off the “permit police”!

Painting last year…

Lighted magic!!

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