I adore the taste of limes...
have a "green thumb" and am often "green with envy."
I gravitate toward greens of all shades...
I love to use limes in a gin and tonic cocktail...
(My WW friendly G and T's are made using mostly Perrier with just a splash of tonic)
the wedge of lime is squeezed into the cocktail and then popped into the glass.
Avocado's are a WW high point but healthy splurge...avocado on toast or eaten straight from the skin with a splash of worchestershire sauce and a sprinkling of Sea salt...yum.
Green salads, green beans, green apples, green peas, green smoothie drinks...
so many healthy foods are green.
Our Humble Bungalow front porch is where we often sit after a hard day of working.
I found most of our vintage wicker porch furniture free on the boulevards...
after dragging the chairs and tables home I painted them black.
It's a cozy place to sit and chat.
It's located close to the street so it gives us an opportunity to greet the neighbours
as they stroll by on the sidewalk.
We have a few dull planters that are going to be transformed by a coat of black paint...
I am not sure why I like black pots in the garden, but I do.
I'm not sure why I love green either but I do...
Does anyone know why we have colour favourites?
Ah but I digress...
I need to get myself off to the paint store...
and I'm sitting here writing a blog post when I could be painting!
(my excuse is that it's really hot outside ~ I am keeping cool inside)
Do you "feel the heat?"
I hydrate with sparkling water all day long so it is rather frustrating...
I garden in the mornings or later in the afternoon when the sun is not so intense.
I cannot remember if I mentioned that Mr. HB has been busy redoing our front porch and stairs.
They were in dire need of restoration.
When I went off to France my darling husband ripped them out and began a long and tedious project.
He improved the look as well as the stability and function of the stairs.
He rebuilt the area in front of the door by ripping out and replacing all the wood.
Then he extended the treads of the stairs so they were deeper and reconfigured the detail of the sides by using the beveled siding as seen on the original house.
The beveled wood wraps around as you can see and it all needed to be level...
it was a big job but he is finished all the hard work and is ready to prime and paint.
I like the improved functionality and think it looks much better.
We need to decide on the style of the wood railings before the job is complete.
Railings would not have been part of the original design.
With Mother popping by,
(and we are aging ourselves!)
we need to have something sturdy to hang onto.
Which I wear with this lime cardigan that I bought last summer from Target.
Cheap and cheerful.
(I am still lamenting the loss of Target stores in Canada.)
I'm excited to report the wee lizard that we saw awhile ago in our Humble Bungalow Garden has been sighted several more times!
The Limelight hydrangeas are getting ready to flower so there will be lime bouquets in abundance.
That's all to report for now...
what's new with you?
Anything exciting happening in your neck of the woods?