Monday, October 28, 2013

My fall stairs shamed the boyfriend into powerwashing

It is the end of October.  Pretty clearly time to talk Halloween.  And still, as we have the entirety of November so stop the Xmas commercials and store displays would you please, time to talk of this glorious season of Autumn.
And with that, brought decorating.  And with that brought new pots-seriously, who looks for flower pots in the middle of October?  And with that brought mega super deals on said pots (it only took 7 stores but I love the modern feel, the fancy water system inside, and the thick material they're made of).
 And with that brought SHAME!  SHAMEFUL, these stairs!  SHAAAAMMMEEE!!!

I guess with the green/terracotta they didn't look so bad, but with these black ones, they match the stairs!  The dirty, grimy, BLACK stairs!  Look away.

Distract yourself with boxwoods and kale.

Ah, the wonders of power washing!  TAN!  Not black.  Contrasting, totally don't match the pots, TAN stairs!  Lily is amazed at the transformation, and the quick response of blog shaming.

As am I.

Some Halloween garden goodies.

My favorite metal fellow.

Let's look at the pumpkins before they are undoubtedly ravaged by the most hideous of all beasts.  I'm talking about squirrels.  One of the many banes of my existence.

 Enjoy, Happy Halloween, and Happy FALL!

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