Over the weekend we lost our boy. We knew it was coming and tried to ready ourselves, but that doesn't make the pain any less difficult to bear. I might share some thoughts in a post later this week. I promise it won't be a sad post, even though waking up this morning was even more difficult than the last.
For now, there is distraction. Thank goodness for that.
The Mister and I had plenty to focus on around the house this weekend. Dad came over and helped finish up the front screen (boy does it look sharp!) just in time for planting next weekend. Out back, he also helped us make some progress on the back patio (is that what we're going to call it?). I shared some plans for this side of the yard in an earlier post. This is the space near the backyard bar where we are looking to install tiered planters along the fence and a fireside seating area. You can see some progress on the planters, now all framed out. The neon string marks the soil line for each. Our property slopes upward and the tiered planters will help compromise for the natural grade in the property, while adding structure and
camouflage visual interest along the fence. The fence will actually be upgraded to a "slate" stain and will be offset by some chartreuse plantings on each tier.
The Phormium in our original plan went out the window. We're now aiming for three of these show-stoppers:
This feels like it all might come together rather quickly, which is always a good thing in my book. For now, things still look a little blurry and of course, dirty.