The week before I left on this trip 'down under', we were very busy having work done around the house. Our aging washing machine required a replacement valve to correct leaking, the even older telephone land line underground need examination and was found to need replacing to rectify the awful buzz during conversations....always something to fix around the home, right?
..........and one of my most favorite things ever, my gazebo, fast aging to a silvery grey, was treated to a power shower and a new stain of bright cedar. The week prior, the Ipe wood deck was power washed and sealed as it was really looking sad and dingy.
This is how it all looked when I left for Australia............
bright and clean, ready for outdoor dining this Autumn. We also decided to replace the outdoor furniture, the old set was so heavy to move, with chairs requiring cushions which were a pain to store in bad weather.
My favorite thing in my garden - my screened Victorian gazebo.
Be sure to visit our hostess Claudia for our FAVORITE THING on Saturday over at her delightful Mockingbird Hill Cottage.
Apologies regarding not being able to visit with you or commenting......while on the ship in Australia the Internet service is slow and very expensive! I may not be able to say hello today but will catch up when home again.
(I scheduled this post before leaving so I could join the party!)