Sunday, July 17, 2011

Upside down house

From the upper level the view across Nauset Marsh to the Atlantic is spectacular.
This spring we topped some trees to get an even better look.

Upstairs master bedroom. A ceiling fan was installed this year.

The large downstairs bedroom with king bed and desk.

Island landscape

This was the ivy-choked island shaded by two Norway maples taken down two years ago. Too much ivy for Roundup, so we covered it all with cardboard and mulch, killing most of it. A stone wall and boulders were uncovered. Perennials were planted in May, and now two years later much improvement.

 Feel free to cut flowers and bring them in. Shasta daisies, catmint, yarrow, yellow Knockout roses, and coreopsis bloom all summer.

Find Bloomerang Lilacs, iris, and peonies in the spring.

This driftwood log washed ashore in the winter
now makes a great seat by the firepit.