Monday, August 8, 2011

Lazy Summer

I was so pleasantly surprised to see some plums growing on my less-than-one year old plum tree!  Same as with the cherry tree, I've got a micro-crop! 

This gives me real hope for the future of the trees.  I waited so long to have fruit trees, so I am pretty excited.

Well, here is Lukas, all grown up. He is just over 10 months old now.  Cute and sweet, but not perfectly behaved. Yet.
We just have not been motivated to finish the front porch or do much else around the house this summer.  First there was the heat, then there are the financial issues of doing things the way we want to do them.  We did plan to have the horrible fence replaced, but literally couldn't get anyone to do it.  So the fence is falling over and it's incredibly awful looking.  We are not sure what to do at this point.  Maybe when summer is over, the fence companies will be more responsive.

Til then, we are off to Ireland for some culture, hiking, Guinness and craic!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Summer in the City

We were touring a couple of Colonial houses in Cambridge and as we drove home, stopped to take these photos across the river. Above is the Hancock Building along with the Old Hancock Building.  Left is the skyline and Community Boating on the Charles.
This is the porch floor all finished and painted. It came out really nice and we will order the railings as soon as we are motivated.  With summer here, we are more interested in having fun on the weekends!
Looking out from the porch during a huge thunderstorm at J and C.  This storm was part of the system that caused the tornado that killed several people in Western Mass.