Monday, April 13, 2009

Garden + Cats

As most of you know from listening to me rant, someone abandoned these cats. Mike, our neighbor, feeds the ferals outside our gates but these two aren't ferals - they were somebodies pets.
Ocho (named by Jeff) showed up just before Christmas. He spent Christmas Eve and Day inside our glass room, as Jeff said "How can we leave him outside on Christmas?" We only let him in during bad weather; he knows the drill, we walk to the driveway, call him and he trots right in our back door and makes his nest on our rocker. Ocho loves our shower and we often find him just sitting in there. If we open our skylight while showering, he sprawls across the screen to sleep. He lives on our roof, with his buddy who is pictured.

The buddy, who is not named, showed up a couple months after Ocho. He is less dignified and seems more like an adolescent. He loves but annoys Ocho.
They came around crying tonight while I took photos of my blooming garden. The garden they so enjoy digging in. The garden that has been fenced due to their exploits.



I don't know what this is, but its gorgeous!



Friday, April 10, 2009

The House I Covet

Welllppp. Its' semi-official. An acquaintance dug around for me and found out the house I *heart* will be going to Trustee Sale mid-May. Now to devise a plan to get it.....
Current pics of the poor ole gal.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Trees Before + After

View East after (above & below)

As usual, the tree trimming stressed me out last weekend. I kind of like the forest feeling of our yard and now we feel naked. I hope it grows in fast. It took the guys about 3 hrs to do the Eucalyptus alone and we had a crowd on the street, including our mail lady, watching the big excitement on 26th Street.

By the end of the 9 hour day, the tree guys were ready to go!! It was a big job. We had high winds again this past week and boy am I glad the trees were done. However, Jeff still moved our cars down the street for the night. I *predict* that when we eventually do our carport cover - it will be so over-engineered :)

Street View Before

Street View After

Japanese Privett (above) & Mulberry (below) Before

Japanese Privett & Mulberry After

View to the West Before (above and below)

After (below)

Now we are off to a busy day...breakfast with out-of-town friends then the much-anticipated ModPhx Home Tour with Tom & Julia. Woohoo, will post pics later!