This morning before it got hot the dogs and I went outside. I took my scissors and green pitcher and clipped a sparse bouquet. Everything seems to be on its last legs in the zinnia department.
You can no longer see the brightly colored ceramic sun hanging in the middle of the fence. It's completely covered now with vines.
I cut a flower from the hostas, only to see it had ants all over it. It wasn't coming inside.
So, because the pickings were slim, I cut some blooms from the garlic. I think that's what Charlie is sniffing. I doubt they'll eat that like they chow down on the zinnia leaves.
Here's a peek at what I'm working on. I think it's going to take part of this week to finish what I've started. I'm just making it up as I go along. Which is normally what I do.
Here's an idea I picked up from another blog at some point. (Bloggers have such nifty ideas!) I saved one of the boxes my Walmart stuff came in (I order household supplies and cereal and such about twice per month, and it is delivered free over $45). I knew I would need it for this.
You punch a small hole in the box. Put the screws through and screw your cabinet pulls and knobs in. Such a great way to paint all sides at once!
I didn't paint it here on the porch. It's just drying.
By the end of yesterday they were dry and I've already put them back on. No power tools here. Just me and a screwdriver. Manual labor. But I think they look better with what I'm doing in there.
Hope to show you by mid-week.