Saturday, September 1, 2007
I wanted a low-maintenance landscape, and we're close to the beach here, so I've decided to put in a variety of cold hardy palms in what will be beds front of the house. There are several that survive fine here, and palm trees are starting to show up all over town, even at the Arby's. No one ever talks about the benefits of global warming. I'm hoping sloths or something show up in my trees eventually.
This morning I went to Lowes for some spray paint, and this sago palm was on clearance. I didn't have my truck, so I shoved it into my car. Sally's learning to live with these things.
I was a little worried because the main color on the house (something called "Ponytail," but let's not talk about it) looked lighter and more yellow than I thought it would. It is a little closer to the interior color than I wanted. Anyhow, just this morning Ray showed me a preview of what the highlight color will look like, and it really seems to make a difference. The highlight color is dark chocolate brown, and it will be used on the window sashes, the porch floors, and the concrete toppers to the brick piers and stairs. You can catch a glimpse of the haint blue I'm using on the porch ceilings in the top picture.
In the bottom picture, Sally is staring murderously over my shoulder at a squirrel in a tree.