Today is the first day of summer. According to the calendar that is. Those of us who live in Oregon know that our summer doesn't really start for another 2-3 weeks. But nevertheless, happy summer to you my Friday Friends!
Since moving to SE Portland in October, I have been in the process of turning my new house and backyard into a home-y-er version of what they were.
When I moved in, the walls of the house were a sad baby blue color with beige beige beige everywhere else. This could not stand of course. I have since painted everything in green, orange, and gunmetal gray.
Now, the real disaster was the backyard. The house I bought had been vacant for about 4 months before I moved in and the people who left it seemed to have just left drip lines running after they moved out. The yard had turned into a crazy Oregon-y jungle.
In my ideal world, my backyard would look something lovely like this:
image by Pascal Campion from here
In reality, I was faced with something more like this:
image from here
So, slowly but surely, I am working my way towards creating that little hammocked paradise.