My blog is focused on what I saw, heard about, or encountered during my day. I ZOOM IN on things I find particularly interesting, beautiful, or humorous. My interests overlap and mesh in the fields of interior design, rehab, photography, architecture, color, and anything painted. Throw in salvage, bargain hunting, recycling and that summarizes what you are likely to find on this page.
This picture goes way back. The Black Walnut tree is still standing next to the driveway... ah, but that's a story for another time. This post is about the retaining wall. It is functional but definately not pretty.
Forsythia and barberry bushes helped to distract the eye from the tacky wall. However, the wall started to rot and even though a few sections were replaced it was obvious that was not going to extend the life of the wall by much.
This area is about due for a makeover with the plantings. Although there are tulips in the Spring and a butterfly bush with lovely purple blooms, I would like more vibrant color. (No fair checking for weeds. It's tough to stay on top of that job.)