|YES, I KNOW THERE ARE STREAKS.|
We still haven’t finished putting the terrace back together since the installation of the glass curtain. We got sidetracked by a trip to a new-to-us garden center (called a vivero). It’s a half-hour away and our new favorite place; having a car sure makes a difference.
We bought six large amaryllis bulbs and San Geraldo planted them in a long planter. We hope to have the same year-in/year-out success as the restaurant across the street (click here). We ordered a potted amaryllis for My Mother The Dowager Duchess every Christmas. As we selected our bulbs at the garden center, I had a moment of panic that we hadn’t yet placed this year’s order. Oh yeah…
So, we’ll instead think of her as ours grow and bloom.
The new awnings (toldos) have been opened and closed again. We’ve had the windows completely open, partially open, and closed again.
Today’s temps — a frigid 10C/50F earlier and now a chilly (Oh, please; I know) 18C/65F — have made us really appreciate the warming effect of a glassed-in terrace.
Dudo has been out there soaking up the sun. (Click the images to turn up the heat.)
|BOTH AWNINGS DOWN.
I’M ABOUT TO REMOVE THE BOTTOM SCALLOPED VALANCE.
|WINDOWS SLID. AWNINGS DOWN.|
|AWNINGS UP. TWO WINDOWS BLOCKING THE INSIDE CORNER.
A NEW WAY TO KEEP THE CATS OFF THE NEIGHBORS’ TERRACE!
|THREE WINDOWS STACKED AGAINST WALL.|
|WE’RE NOT THE ONLY ONES LOVING IT.|