Posts Tagged "liz"

Christiana Lakehouse 2023, Day 1: Travel and a lot of Rain

The skies were getting darker and darker as we got towards the Indiana/Michigan border. And right as we got near, just about 6 minutes away… the rain really started coming down. I’m talking windshield wipers on full, every car slowing down to 15 miles an hour, and everyone throwing on their blinkers.


Fresh Garlic

Liz, showing off some garlic from the garden boxes. I knew these guys grew underground, but had no idea there was so much above ground. I feel like the house is pretty well covered now, in case we get a rush of vampires in the area.


An Unexpected Trip

Yesterday, while up at Gethsemane looking at flowers, Liz was talking to someone there about roses. She learned that there was this place in Ohio called Freedom Gardens, the home/location of a rose grower with a collection of many, many old and hard to find roses.

Turns out, the location welcomes visitors only one month out of the year, and only on the weekends. And as fortune would have it, the last weekend was this weekend.


Painting the Planters, Continued

Liz, spending a bit of time painting the front planters. She was using some new type of paint (she’s gotten much more into linseed oil based paint), and only had a sample… and only had enough to do the fronts. Today, she was finishing things off, after getting more.


Father’s Day on the Lake

While we’ve visited some in the past, we’ve never actually been out on the water. We didn’t end up bringing swimsuits, so we just got the chance to drive around for a bit.


Front Yard, Brick Work and Mulch

A funny story: we moved the fountain to the driveway, so I could clean it and so Liz could reposition the bricks. Several times throughout the day, we watched birds swoop to th emiddle of our front yard, only to pull up suddenly and fly away.

It was clear they were looking for water, and suddenly seeing us and a missing fountain, did an aerial U-turn. It happened so many times, Liz and I recognized the pattern. It was really funny to see.


Daisy, Flowers

Daisy has had some “problems” with her hind area, for a while now. Things have gotten a bit out of hand, and tonight we decided to give her a bit of a span night. Mostly, this involved an old litter tray, some warm water, and a butt bath.

As you can imagine, she wasn’t quite happy with us.


Wires and Roses

A little inside work, a little outside work today. I was working with Bob, getting the upstairs HVAC set up, and pulling wires. Liz was out at the garden centers early in the morning, but came back to spend the rest of the day in the backyard.


Lagunitas, Revisited

A fun thing: on entering the brewery, there’s this long corridor you walk down. It’s dark, black-lit in places, and plays “Pure Imagination” on a loop. It’s probably terrible for the security staff that man the front door, but it’s an absolute joy to experience every time we come here.