Monday, July 13, 2009

Better than Yoga for Stretching

I must say staining a deck makes you stretch a lot ! It is too hard on the knees to kneel and you have to move too frequently to use a towel . . . so the stand, lean and stretch method is the fastest. I also had to paint the white trim on the covered part. Stretch up . . . Stretch down : ) Better than Yoga.

We have had so much rain lately (note the green grass) that this has been a two week project. It needed two coats but it is finally done. Thanks to my helper : )

My Nanny's birthday was yesterday. She would have been 95. The Lillies in my garden were transplanted from her flower garden. Still going strong, year after year : )

Hope you are having a great summer !


Sweet Old Vintage said...

Just a lovely space....The hard work looks to perfection.

cinner said...

Karen it is beautiful, I am so sorry about those kids breaking your planters. My post today was about a friend of mine who just had a whole bunch of her stuff taken...One year I had flowers taken out of my planter, but no damage was done..It is just ridiculous. have a great summer, with that pool and deck you are ready to party.

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen! You did a nice job, the wood looks great! I have alot of staining too and you are so right about getting a workout. I'm glad my workout was last year and not again for the next few years I hope!!! have a nice week! hugs, Jennifer

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

Lovely work with the deck.
It is a hard job and back breaking isn't it.

Love it that you transplanted the lillies from your Grandmothers garden.

Enjoy your week

Kim's Treasures said...

Beautiful yard and deck!!!

Kathy said...

How sweet that you transplanted your Grandmother's lilies. What a wonderful reminder of her. Beautiful pictures too.

The Victorian Parlor said...

The deck looks great!!!



TattingChic said...

OMGoodness, that's your porch? I thought that first photo was the entrance to some small commercial building at first glance! It's so tidy and nice and pretty! Beautiful!

Nancy said...

Beautiful work Karen...such a lovely place to enjoy the summer. Cider looks like he is enjoying the summer sun out by the doggie!!

Hope all is well with you..
Take care,
Hugs, Nancy

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Hi Karen,

Oh, I would die for a pool! The summer weather here in Penna. has been rather cool, though. Your staining/painting job is beautiful! A very relaxing space, indeed. As far as the flower pot breaking incident, isn't that just awful what people do! Good boy, Cider.

Have a great week,
P.S. - beautiful wedding gown!