Friday, July 5, 2013

Yellow Tiger Swallowtail on White Butterfly Bush

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A quick break from primering the front porch rails at Donnie's house today.  First butterfly I've seen in days but then it's the first sunny day we've had in weeks!

Here's a collage showing the primer going on.  We'll do the actual paint tomorrow.  Rain held us up this past week, but we're finally drying out at least a bit.  The real paint will be a cream color to match the gutters and aluminum trim around the windows.

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

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Taken at the Fuquay-Varina fireworks display last night.  Thankfully the rains held off to the south and west! Donnie did a great job avoiding traffic and getting us to the same fantastic spot that we watched the show from last year.  The show went on for about 15 minutes and had some really great fireworks.  I think this is the first time Madi has been with us, and she enjoyed the show too.

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Wet Hibiscus

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Still painting daily but I'm hoping we'll finish up inside tomorrow.  The front deck rail will still need to be painted or stained.  If it ever stops raining that is.

Going in and out of Home Depot for supplies all the time gives me the opportunity to frequently visit the garden center.  We got 10+ inches of rain in June.  3+ inches is the norm.  Every time we turn around, it's raining again.  Sure makes for pretty wet flower pictures.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Top Down Bottom Up

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Donnie and I ordered two new top down bottom up Levolor mini blinds from Home Depot, and Donnie installed them today.  I love the light filtering effect and the ability to have privacy while still letting let in and allowing me to see out.