Now I realize why I've been so grumpy about gardening lately - not only do I not have as much time as I'd like these days, but also I have spent an inordinate amount of time painting this season. Paint colour affects the overall effect of the garden and it needed to be done, but painting certainly isn't as fun as actually gardening!
The trim used to be an ugly, faded yellow and I've been gradually painting it white and brown (above) for two seasons... there are a lot of windows... but I'm finally done! To celebrate I dug up two little sections of grass on the far end of the lawn to make a little more garden space ! :-) They're not fully planted yet though. More on that later.
Here's what it looked like before (below):
And even before that, the house was orangey-brown and yellow (below) - ugh!
And now finally my eyes can rest (I hate orangey-brown and yellow!) and I can spend the remaining gardening season moving perennials, picking tomatoes, trimming spruce branches, weeding (I'm waaaay behind on this!) and generally puttering about which is what makes me happiest! Hooray for getting the painting done!