Before and After

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The front landscaping was finished today! It took a bit longer than we thought because we had rain, then we had to wait for the fountain and trellis.  We’re just waiting for the light transformer to come in then we’ll be adding some lights to the small half round planter boxes up near the house to highlight the fountain, and trellis.


I had carpet roses put in the two big spaces lining the walkway, and there are azaleas in the two half rounds with the trellis, and fountain. I’m going to plant sweat pea to grow up the trellis, and in the little space between the lawn and upper courtyard area I’m planting bulbs of Daffodils, or Tulips. I’ll decide when I go to the garden center.

Next Spring I’ll have a little Bistro table in the courtyard up by the door.

I LOVE the fountain! It sounds lovely.

It’s probably hard to tell in these images, but we added just under 500 sq. ft to the house. It feels HUGE now.



Nikon Df| Nikon 24-70mm| Hoodman Ultra High Speed Digital Film| LR5

OT- My CS6 was somehow turned into PSCS6 Extended Trial, and I’ve been trying to get Adobe to reactivate my CS6 without success so far. I’m waiting for a Senior Technician to call me back since the lower levels of technical help couldn’t fix the problem.  It’s been very stressful trying to learn a new workflow in the meantime.

More to come…

20 thoughts on “Before and After

  1. If you think about it, this house is a “whole new you!” I really like how you transformed the house style into a really up to date look. Hope the plants and bulbs all can be planted in time for Spring to bloom. I will think your bistro table will be such a nice place to have coffee and read blogs or the newspaper.
    Have a merry Christmas and the best new year!

    1. Thank you so much Robin! It does feel like a brand new house, and I’m so much more relaxed and comfortable when people come over. I hope the plants survive the cold winter and I find bulbs! I still have yet to get to the garden center to find any! It may too late now, and I may have to put in some temporary seasonal flowers in the Spring.

      The crows found our fountain and have been having their baths there every afternoon! At least at of them!! They’re scaring the little song birds, and regulars away! We turned off the fountain and are researching to find a way to discourage the crows, have the fountain, and attract other birds. I long to have tea on the patio and get distracted by the birds coming by for a bath and drink…just not crows!

      I wish you a very Merry Christmas and hope you spend it with those you love. xxx

  2. This came along very nicely Deborah. Adding space and opening up areas that used to be the end of something really does transform a house. I’m glad it all worked out, and I like your plans. If you wanted to share more in-progress pictures, I’m a sucker for those.

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