Well, Noah, I'm really sorry, but easy life has an end. Our holidays are over and the hustle and bustle of working life starts again *sigh*. It was just great, but let's start at the begin:
As I mentioned before, we had craftsmen in the house ... most of the times during my holidays, but it was worth it. This was how our home looked before they did their job.
And this is how it looks now. Yes, Gwundergarten goes modern. As you can see down left, Mr. tomcat has received his own little entrance.
Aha, da wäre ich jetzt nie drauf gekommen. Aber ich werde die Warnung ernst nehmen und künftigen Besuch darauf hinweisen, doch bitte die richtige Tür und nicht die Katzenklappe zu benutzen. Also ehrlich, ich kann mir nicht vorstellen, wie ein Kind da hindurch passen soll ...ohne dass da nachgestopft würde ... hmm, ob man es doch mal ausprobieren sollte???
There was a warning fixed at the cat flap, which I can't help to find funny: This product will not prevent unwanted animals or people including small children from passing through the pet door. R.S. Corporation will not be liable for these unintended uses and the purchaser of this product accepts full responsibility for oversight of the opening it creates.
Aha, yes, I would never have guessed that. But I'm going to take this warning seriously and will ask our visitors to kindly use the peoples door and not the cat flap. But really, I've got some problems imagining, that a small child will fit through this pet door ... without stuffing it through. Hmmm, maybe one should give it a try???
(Was mal wieder beweist: Wenn man lange genug wartet, erledigt sich die Arbeit von selbst.)
Even the struts between the windows, which I intended to paint since ages, are now white. (This proves the theory, that if one waited long enough, work will be done by itself.)
Jungs, Ihr habt einen super Job erledigt!
And a second skylight brought not only light into our home, but also a lovely view up to the trees. Thank you so much guys, you did a brilliant job!
One could believe that Noah did the whole work. Well, one afternoon, when I was carrying the tea time for the workers on to the terrace, I saw, that Noah already has done that ... in the form of a mouse. Thank you very much, can't think what we would do without you, sweetie!
In the middle of the second week we were under us again.
Summer holidays at home are just gorgeous. It really would be a pity to travel in this lovely time of the year.
At long last I had time to enjoy the garden ...
... to relax and slow down.
There are still some roses in flower. Rose Munstead Wood with her friend, the little owl. It is difficult to catch the real color of this rose with the camera. I try it again:
No, I can't get it right. However, it is a very, very, veeeeery dark red and its fragrance is just great.
Rambler Rose Long John Silver grows beautifully this year. I nearly killed it until I finally got wiser and planted it at a place with more sun. It recovered quickly and produced this year a lot of flowers and you really should smell it. The fragrance is one of the best I ever inhaled. You can even smell it, standing 10 meters away from it. It's brilliant.
Wild Edric is always one of the last roses to flower, but isn't he a lovely guy?
While the roses start to fade, Hydrangeas get ready for their performance on the garden stage.
The hostas has also produced many flowers.
Well, if one would ask me, I could do with some more weeks at home, but the fun is over and work has to start again.
Habt ein gemütliches Wochenende! / Have a joyful weekend!