Beautiful long boards still wet with stain.
The deck stretches out quite a ways from the house.
Stepping out to the backyard will be easy once the deck is in place just below the threshold of the sliding glass door. I'm glad the contractor will be the one to figure out attaching the long ledger board to the house, moving vents and wrapping the deck around the chimney!
Some backyard flora. This is a Meyer lemon tree--the blossoms are heavenly scented.
Love this chartreuse and yellow orchid.
This funny niche between the garage and house has had many lives. An orchid garden seems to suit it wonderfully. The bird feeder sees lots of hummingbird action--Mom says it is guarded by a particularly aggressive hummer.
Some plantings in the bride's colors will greet guests in less than two weeks. I've been sewing on my wedding outfit and expect a "backup" dress I ordered to arrive tomorrow. Finding shoes is on the agenda as well. Tomorrow we'll tour the wedding site for the last time and nail down the final numbers. The last minute has just about arrived, I think!