I can't believe that it is almost Thanksgiving. I am definitely not ready for Winter or the holiday season. I have been really busy at work and that coupled with the short, dark and cold days are leaving me longing for some fun, sun and warmth.
In reminiscing about the warmer days I thought I'd share some pictures of our house from Summer. The picture below is of a spider that lived in the plants in the front of our house. He spent the whole summer spinning his web on the various plants near our stoop. One day he would be sitting in the middle of his magnificent web on the Zebra Grass and the next day he would be furiously spinning his web on the rose bush. He moved often but did not stray away from the front of our house. Then one day it got colder and he was gone.
We painted the brown stone on the front of our house in Toucan Black by Benjamin Moore. By "we" I mean Scott. He also painted the stone trim around the door and the six windows on the front of the house. I would generally not recommend painting stone but it had already been painted brown by the previous owner and there was no cost effective way to restore the stone to its original glory. We primed the wall first with Benjamin Moore Fresh Start Exterior Primer. Then we used "breathable" Benjamin Moore Ben Waterborne Exterior paint in flat finish so that there wouldn't be any issues with water retention.
These pictures were taken in June 2011.