Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Busy Bloom Day

One base for the dresser cabinets was built, stained and hauled up to the loft. Next time I am in town I can buy my counter top and door handles.

The posts, railings and balusters of one front porch are painted, one coat. If it fades quickly to a grey wash I might be forced to do a second coat. I sure hope not.

Next comes the floor. It needs a power wash first. With three cats bouncing around that could prove challenging. The main roof beam also needs painting. That should be easy.

While I was busy building and painting, Albuca spiralis was busy blooming for Bloom Day. This little bulb has bloomed four times since the minion bought it for me during the Asheville Fling. It is blooming, but it doesn't look too happy about being inside. It dropped all its old leaves and put out all new. The new leaves are decidedly lacking the spiralis.

Finally I have a front porch that is not all bare unpainted wood that stuck out like a sore thumb. That is good enough for me for a Bloom Day in December.

There are a whole lot of balusters on the back stairs and service entrance. I am not feeling inspired in the least to take on that process. Please let it snow. I will probably have to tell myself, you can do it, one baluster at a time even if you only do one baluster a day, maybe two.


Cindy, MCOK said...

It looks great, Christopher! I brought home the Albuca spiralis from BB Barnes and I mine is not living up to its species name, either. If it blooms, I'll forgive it.

Christopher C. NC said...

Cindy I looked it up online thinking it might be cold hardy since it is from South Africa and I could put it back outside. Not. It is a tropical. I read the more sun it gets the more spiralis.

Lola said...

It all looks good Christopher. Just think how good it will look when it is all painted. Love the view out the window behind the Albuca spiralis.

Nicole said...

Your house is quite nicely sited