The end of the week. What a relief! We went from Carazzzyyy busy earlier in the week to very slow as a lot of doctors left for vacation. Feast or famine, right? That meant we could get in a nice ride this afternoon, although it was a bit chilly.
My garden is cleaned up and showing signs of life now. Yay! I think all of my roses made it. Still waiting on the butterfly bush and the coneflowers to see the survivors. Those show late, so I am not worried yet.
I did a little project last week that I didn’t get a chance to show. I had some old flower containers that I had found in the attic of our shop. I couple years ago, I stuck them out in the garden. However, they rusted past the “this looks cool” rust to “geez – that’s nasty” rust.
So, I decided to try to salvage them and hopefully they will last a few more years before they completely rust through.
I cleaned them out good of dirt and a lot of rust. Then I sprayed the inside with a clear coat just for protection. I didn’t want to paint the inside with the more expensive color, since it wouldn’t show anyway.
Then it was time for my hammered copper paint!
The came out pretty cool, too, I have to say.
One in its spot:
It’s too cold for annuals yet… except for pansies! I might have to pick some up so the pots don’t look quite so lonely.
We are going to attempt a ride to the lake tomorrow. It’s supposed to be in the upper 50s, so hopefully the lake path will be clear of ice and snow by now. This means 30 miles and hills! I give myself permission to walk up some if I need to, but I will challenge myself.
Have a great weekend!