Monday, July 28, 2014


Last week we had a very exceptionally cool day for July
I believe the high was 69 which is more like an October day than a July day
so I took a bit of time to go through all our renovation photos
save to a disc

and I found myself in a state of not even knowing how to describe how these photos made me feel
(entrance into formal garden)

kind of like in the old days there was no air conditioning so you didn't know how hot you really were


when I saw these photos again

(connecting garage apartment to house)

I realized how lucky I was to have been so unaware of  the project we had taken on
otherwise we really might have thought twice about it

(adding pool)

to state the obvious

and even though the renovation of 822 is still not complete

at least the hardest part is over

seriously I cannot even believe this is the same backyard

even the butterflies have made it back!


Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Paradise! I so hope to see 69 degrees sooner rather than later.
xo, T.

Maureen Wyatt said...

It really is an amazing transformation of your yard. I know it has been hard to live through it all but it's a permanent installation and you will enjoy it for years to come. We are having a very cold and rainy summer here as well and it seems as if it hasn't really started. At least I'm not complaining about the heat!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Very beautiful transformation, thanks for sharing the beauty you made.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

It looks wonderful, hard to go through but worth it in the end. Suzy x

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What an amazing transformation!! And I love fall temperatures in July :)

Marissa said...

A beautiful transformation that was WORTH every headache.
I hope to complete mine, oh in about 4 yrs or so..
LOve it!!

Heather - New House New Home said...

You've done an amazing job, Gina!! I recently did the same look back to our garden. It was an eye opener to say the least.

Revi said...

Wow Gina, it's beautiful! Isn't that true about most big projects? If we had known the amount of work, we may not have done it, but in the end we are glad we did. The same can be true of children. :)