So here’s where we left off yesterday with the DIY BBQ pad project. Day 2 started with a quick trip for a few bins of gravel, while Dad handled the sand and the last block to put into place. You see, the block needed to…
Tag: Curb Appeal
So today my hubby and I were going to level out the area where out BBQ sits. You see, the wind flipped it over back in January, and destroyed it. But, our great weather yesterday did not hold 🙁 And so… no outside work for us today, but here’s a look at the mini project anyway.
Here’s where the BBQ usually sits.
Photo: Sheila Zeller
Well, this is the one that ‘got away’, but we’ve bought a new one.
And this is the little area we need to level.
Photo: Sheila Zeller
Well, not exactly… this is how it looked when we moved in. But we’ve since relocated the drain pipe, and pulled all the weeds. Do you remember the whole landscaping project back in the summer? (You can read about it here, here and here). We need to maximize this area so the BBQ can be swung away from the house when we’re using it.
The spot is only about 4′ x 6′, so we’ve been looking into paving stones, aggregate slabs, and a few other options. We also want to incorporate a tie-down system to secure our new BBQ in place from the nasty winds we get.
Here’s some of our inspiration.
Source: Growing Image
Source: The 2 Minute Gardener Blog
Source: Bourget Bros
Source: Pool and Patio
Source: Better Homes and Gardens
I know we’ll have to be careful how much space is left between whatever we decide to use for paving stones or slabs, and if we go gravel in between, it’ll have to be small, but this area really is so tiny that I think we’ll be able to get away with more than most.
I think we’re headed off to at least look at our paving stone options!
Have you got any plans for the weekend? I hope whatever you’re doing, it’s a great one!
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Fall colours in the Cowichan Valley are so beautiful right now, just as deep and firey as you would imagine…
I wanted to capture them before it was too late. So I asked Kaleigh if she would take some photos for me…
These images, including the one above, are hers.
Here’s a look at our Fall colours from this special teen’s perspective.
I asked for a few shots of random leaves on the ground…
And anything that caught her eye…
Did the odd animal off to the side catch your eye? 😉
Maybe some grasses and branches…
Clusters of colourful trees…
Or even trees on the side of the road…
Whatever she thought would highlight the Fall colours…
In a way that captures what we’re lucky enough to see each day…
I think Kaleigh got it just right!
I bet we could put together a display like this…
With some of the fallen leaves.
And work the grasses and branches she shot…
Into vintage vessels like these!
Thank you, Kaleigh for helping me out today. I couldn’t have done this without you!
I hope you enjoyed Kaleigh’s tour as much as I did!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Photography by Kaleigh Duralia unless otherwise stated.