No weaving here – I have been busy with the continuing project of improving and selling my house. The basement was an area I hadn’t tackled and was in need. The walls hadn’t been painted in many years (90?) – I am sure the previous owner never had even cleaned it. The concrete floors were just dusty concrete as were the “new” basement stairs. It is amazing what a coat of paint will do to brighten and clean what is basically a furnace room and storage area. The foundation walls of stone with a filling of lime mortar are now white and the concrete floors are painted grey. The basement now looks more ? – not sure of the word to use, but at least less like a dusty basement and more like a clean useable room. This house was built in 1919 (the mason that built the house and chimney inserted a date plaque) with a stone foundation and brick walls. The house is, for this area, what many might consider a heritage house. It had undergone a few questionable renovations since it was built – which I had removed or improved upon so as to work with the original structure.
On my walks the last few evenings this native wildflower has begun to bloom. Louisa reminded me about researching the “correct” names of wildflowers which isn’t difficult to do with wildflower books and internet access – thanks Louisa!
Scarlet Gilia – Ipomopsis aggregata a link the E-Flora Photo Gallery where I do ocasionally post photos of native wildflowers.