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.
When I got serious about the new studio/garage I checked out permits and such with City Hall. I was informed I could not build the new structure directly on my property line along the alley where the old garage stood. The overhang of the roof could reach the edge of the alley but not the wall of the new structure. I was trying to squeeze out more square footage, not less, so I knew I would have to push the footprint into the yard. That meant the dogwood trees could not stay where they were.
The concrete sidewalk ran between the two trees and along the south side of both of them which made digging around them an even tougher job. Tree #2 was also right next to a sewer vent pipe. It is a wonder these guys even took on the job.