Sunday, August 8, 2010

Focusing on the inside again

Well it has only taken me a year since moving in, and about three years since I did a Photoshop course... but finally I have printed some of my images on canvas. We picked them up yesterday and I am very happy.

Firstly, three new canvases for the entry. These are all 75x50cm.

Finally, I have something on the hob!! This is a photo of wildflowers that I took somewhere near Esperance, WA when we were driving from Perth to Melbourne in 2007. Photoshop work was cropping and mainly bringing out the greens.

The next two shots are from photos I took when in Africa in 1999. I have scanned some of the negatives to digital now. Must finish that job!

Now to the living and dining room (all in one with kitchen).

First shot was taken in Far North Queensland a few years ago. Definitely some significant Photoshopping here! The pink is a little more vibrant than it shows here.

Firstly, excuse the mess all over the dining table! Wanted to show the placement first and then the two images. Both of these photos were taken in south west Tasmania when we did the Gordon River cruise on our honeymoon, Christmas 2007. Yes, some Photoshop filters in action here! These two are 100x75cm.

More landscaping photos

I have been meaning to add some more outside photos which include green grass rather than just seeds in the early shots!

These were taken about six weeks ago by my Mum, so since then there has been lots of rain, one mow, and lots more growing again. Once more looking very lush and desperate for a mow! Note garden bed near the front door with no plants.... all eaten by the rabbits... will get something new in there soon.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Landscaping - Finally!


Well it has been a long long time between updates.... Finally we have had our landscaping done. We started this process in about November and by the time we finalised the landscaper and the plan it was the new year - and then we waited until after our holiday to have the work done. Apparently this is a good time of year to plant, so hopefully that helps everything grow and stay alive! We had put in automatic drip irrigation which is connected to our water tank too.

So now for a lap around the house.

This is looking back from the reserve next door. We have lots of massive boulders at the base of the slope. Should look good once the plants on the slope grow and the boundary trees. The area at the bottom and along that side boundary will just have the boundary trees and some grass seeding which is still to be done.

This is the front left of the property. Tree in the middle is a Red Maple - October Glory I think. This front area will be lawn - hydro seeding will be done next week and then we just hope it grows!

Front garden bed, hopefully some of this will grow high enough to hide the clothes line from the street view. Also shows large garden area inside the fence which extends all the way to the laundry.

Front right of property. Lawn still to be seeded and garden beds all ready to grow!

The functional side of the house! Water tank and newly built raised vegie garden. Now just need to read all about growing vegies and get started! Also we will have a few fruit trees here, although just lemon and lime in at the moment (out of shot). Others will go in next month when the 'bare-rooted' stock is available.

The back of the house, showing planting on the slope and taken from the path that extends across the back and then around to the water tank side. Much easier and safer to walk around there now.
And these two photos near the deck, now easily accessed via the path and the garden bed between the deck and the tree was a last minute change that works well and evens up that area.

And finally the plan. You can see how much space we needed to landscape!

That's it! Not sure when or what the next update will be...