The right side of my original photos are blurry....why you say? The day I took them I was so tired from working that I thought my eyes were tired and not focusing. In reality it was a finger smudge on the lens of the camera. Got a kick our of myself when I realized what had happened.
August is not a good time of year to begin remodeling a mobile home. Especially one that has 2 barely working air conditioners, both scarcely hanging from the windows in which they were placed. The weather was in the 100's and my little tuna can reeked of leftover odors from cigarettes and a dog...not a good picture.
My role model for this endeavor... MY AUNT MARY, who encouraged me all along the way by listening and laughing with me. She was a fixer-upper and remodeler...and I would follow in her footsteps!?!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
FRONT PORCH–NEW STAIRS AND OUR LUCKY HORSE SHOES ABOVE THE PORCH.
UMBRELLA IS HAND PAINTED IN BALI BY BALINESE WOMEN...BEAUTIFUL...THE HANGING LITTLE BELLS AND TIN TINKLE IN THE WIND.
THE FRONT WEST GARDEN...YES, THERE REALLY ARE ROSE BUSHES AND BUTTERFLY BUSHES IN THERE
THE FRONT EAST GARDEN...
NEW FRONT GATE AND BOARDWALK...THE CONTAINERS ARE OLD HOP BINS FROM A FARM IN MOXEE, WA. PANSIES AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT "PLASTIC SQUIGGLY TREES" YES REAL PLASTIC WITH A COPPER TUBE TO REPRESENT THE TREE TRUNK...WEATHERS THE SUN, WIND, SNOW AND RAIN...AND STILL LOOKS BEAUTIFUL...
BACK PORCH...THERE'S AN OLD DOOR LAID ATOP THE FRAME
SO NO ONE FALLS THROUGH. WOW, REAL STAIRS!!
THE METAL SPINDLES WERE FROM A GARAGE SALE...GOT ALL OF THEM FOR $11.00. SUCH A DEAL...SURE CLASSED UP THE BACK PORCH. ROYAL BURGANDY CHERRY TREE WITH DOUBLE PINK BLOSSOMS IN THE RIGHT CORNER OF PHOTO. PLANTED 4 OF THEM. WILL HELP TO SHADE THE WEST SIDE OF LITTLE CABIN.