I would really like this picture if it was taken in December. At the end of March, not so much.
I kind of hate when people complain about the weather all the time. But still I have to say, this winter really wore me out. Still is, actually. This morning I checked the weather report online, and it said the we´d have a "relatively mild Easter" but we´re "still not done with winter" because "there will be another cold front after Easter". And then, my dear readers, I totally lost it. I started sobbing uncontrollably and only stopped because a very concerned cat hopped on my lap. Congratulations winter of 2012/13, because of you I am now a crazy woman sobbing over the weather report.
Anyway. The good thing about this weather is, we´re getting things done. This weekend and the one before, the husband cleared out all the old and sick trees we have in the garden. Today, he felled the fir tree in our walled garden. We never really liked it, and it is blocking the view from the kitchen and the library. We´ll get something not as tall to replace it, most likely a cherry tree. (Other suggestions?).
Lutz supervised the scene. He was not happy about one tree less in our garden.
And this was my weekend project. I painted the front part of the library. The color is Dove Tale by Farrow & Ball and I love it. The library is a kind of weird large room at the back of our house. It used to be two separate rooms and is really hard to photograph, but you can get an idea of the layout here. The library part of the room is painted Down Pipe, and the other half of the room needed a color that is strong enough to complement that but something not as dark. I think Dove Tale does the trick. We´ll have a little sitting room in here soon. Unless we all freeze to death that is...