June 29, 2011

By the seaside.....

one hour from Stockholm by car and a ferry, just in time for a late dinner
and a nightcap on the jetty while the sun starts to set at 11pm.
Shot with my iPhone and while my iBook is running free sharing the 
same surf, blogging is a peace of cake.
I love hi tech on the island! Else I go for wild strawberries and some
games of Scrabble, I think I will try the App for iPad.


June 18, 2011

Dressed in a black hat

Operation roofing exchange is finally completed.
Almost all the mouldings have now been painted in white linseed oil.
Pinnacles x 3
This is the original from a french antique dealer,
mounted onto the lower ridge.
The other two have been copied at the local foundry.
Photo shot late evening at 21 pm.
The décor by the ridges and the bargeboards we draw up by hand ourselves.
 Outdoors lamps from Pradier in France.

 Summer vacation starts now!


June 15, 2011

I like it espaliered...

Vine sneaking up on the hydrangea
Clematis and ivy to the left,  hops to the right.
It's feels great to be back in charge of the garden again!
All the plants are now in order and ready to meet with
the summer season. The just need to spill themselves over
to fill the espaliers to the top.


June 09, 2011

How to distract

one's eye!
Or to be more correct......how to trick someone not to see what's 
really ugly. An old staircase made out of concrete some 50 years ago,
is bugging me (always has) and by adding a few distracting items
to it, you may bring forward the focus on them instead. 
Meanwhile I'll concentrate on the next project for the house.
How to draw up a sketch for a new exterior facade panelling 
 in collaboration with the architect. We are basically 
using the original drawings from 1910'.

The petals of the rhododendrons are staring to come off!

Pictures taken at 10 pm today, 
the daylight is amazing right now.

❤ Ia ❤