Good morning and happy Sunday to you. What a lovely break it has been. Over a month of very limited computer use has been wonderful. I think because I did not grow up with computers or social media letting go of it felt good. I also have a bad case of tendinitis in my right elbow so staying off the computer has helped that too. But anyway I'm back and thought I'd fill you in on what's going on around here. A few days ago I found this beautiful nest in my yard. It had been blown out of the tree and was resting on the lawn. I've been collecting abandoned nests for years. Each one is a study of beauty and function. They remind me of our own homes and how we work to make them comfortable, safe and pretty.
My friend L who lives in San Diego sent me this photo yesterday of a nest that was built right into a wreath she had hanging on her front door. Gorgeous!
M gave me this Camelia plant when we moved here.
We've been feathering our nest so to speak, as the exterior painting has begun. Are you shocked by the color choice? I kind of am. What happened to white and pink? I have no idea. We decided on Benjamin Moore's Black Bean Soup and that was that. It's actually their paint/stain and is covering the red really well. In the shade it reads as black but in the direct sun you see more brown. We've been going out and painting for about 2-3 hours a day and we are making our way to the front. In fact today we will be painting the front and so the neighbors will see and that's going to be interesting because they LOVE the red and are going to be shocked. So I have that to look forward to today. Yikes!
Have a really good one. x