Tuesday, April 01, 2014

A green accent

I assume this is a rental property or someone's private vacation home. It's built up against the ramparts of the castle at Le Grand-Pressigny, about an hour south of us. The sign says "Castle Cottage," leading me to believe the owners are British.

Blue-green paint on the gate, door, shutters, and window trim.

I had a very productive Monday. In the morning, I power-washed the deck. Now it's ready for a season of barbequing and eating al fresco. I also got one of our mini-greenhouses set up out there for the new seedlings. Tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant are all sprouting now.

After lunch I cut the grass in the north forty, the section of our yard on the north side of the house. I left a big patch of primroses, but the rest of the grass really needed to be cut before it got any longer. The weather was great, sunny with a high of 18ºC (about 64ºF). And that's no April Fool.

5 comments:

  1. That house has a great look to it. And I'm lovin' all that stone ! Congrats on getting all that work done. Time to fire up the grill.

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  2. baseball season started for me yesterday, and we actually WON a game!

    not yet warm enough to eat outdoors here yet; currently 39F at 6a, high to be about 50F today. no grass to cut, no flowers to see.

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  3. Good job, Walt! Woo hoo! Dining al fresco and hanging on the deck and bbq-ing sure sound appealing :)

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  4. Very productive day, indeed! Looking forward to seeing those young seedlings. Here comes Spring (for you, anyway!).

    Mary in Oregon

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  5. stuart, I'm ready!

    anne marie, congrats! To the Phillies, not the weather...

    judy, it sure does, but eating outside will have to wait a little longer.

    mary, once they get a little bigger, I'll re-pot them individually so they'll be ready to go into the garden in May.

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