Work on the new deck can only happen now at weekends, Joe and Michael are both back at work after the Christmas and New Year break and things have got back to normal. Well as normal as it get around these here parts. Joe was on his own this weekend as Michael had a job to finish at a friends. Joe coped very well, especially as someone has flipped the switch and turned summer on. It's been really hot so when it was time to hammer in the nails Joe put up the large umbrella and worked under that.
I took these photos tonight (Monday) and we're both looking forward to watching the sun go down with a gin and tonic. Not the best photos I'm afraid as I'm not good with heights and although I've been out on the other side daily and been fine (as long as I don't go near the edge) I'm not too good on this unfinished side, I can see through to the ground and it gives me the heebie jeebies and yes I know it's not that high, I'm just a sap.
Working out how much more decking timber we need to finish this area
In the garden and views
I'm trying to take more photos manually rather than use Auto and I'm getting there slowly, time to book that course with Sue.
There's been a lot of this going on
and Max and Jinx haven't been far from my side
There's been a bit of this.................
.....and a little bit of entertaining just because we can
There was even a Suesday!! The plan was to go to the Hospice shop as on Thursdays they open the warehouse downstairs. Well that WAS the plan, we took in a couple of oppies then met a friend for lunch and then promptly forgot all about the Hospice. Bugger!
I got these the other day at the SPCA shop
I've repainted the outdoor furniture. We want to seal with deck with either and oil or stain, we're not sure, if you have any suggesting as to which you think works best then leave a comment, thanks
I've not really been sharing too many photos of the veggie garden this year, I will remedy that soon. We've been getting plenty of tommies, lettuce, radish & spuds. It's been a dead loss with cucumbers this year for some reason, but the courgettes are at least producing. If you turn your back on them for one second they double in size!
I've been playing with my portrait lens
And photographing the full moon wiv me big lens
I kind of like these too, I was trying to get the settings right and so these were just test shots
Just a wee little while ago as I was doing this post I looked out of the window and saw a rainbow, it was actually a double rainbow you can just see the second one
As I was turning to come back inside this is what I saw
And on that note I shall bid you all good night, or good morning, or just good day.
Whatever it is where you are, have a good one.