Saturday, June 16, 2007

Starting to see it now

"And it will come about after this that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; and your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions." Joel 2:28

Can you envision the patio? When it's all said and done, we'll have three levels.

1. Even with driveway and the top of the bottom row of timbers.

2. Two timbers higher (in the bottom left corner of the photo and middle level at the back of the photo).

3. Again two timbers higher (the front step and area around the trees).

Right now, the timbers are just sitting there. We decided to dry fit everything before we started pounding rebar again. And I'm glad we did because we soon learned that each of us had a different plan in mind! (My plan won out!)

We saw this after we laid and removed one of the timbers. Each time we lay a timber, we need to level it in all directions. This means pounding it quite a bit which leaves an impression if we remove it later. The wood grain was so obvious in the dirt. Interesting, huh?

Can you guess what this is? It's a root - and I think it's an Oregon Grape. I say that because this area was once infested with Oregon Grapes. I liked how the red and orange swirled together. Quite a contrast against the dirt.


photowannabe said...

I think you two are going to have some trim bodies and hard muscles by the time you finish this project. Its been so interesting reading about it.

cityfarmer said...

Aaaaah yes, I can catch a glimpse of this patio....sitting on that deck will be your reward...

cityfarmer said...

oooh and thank you for the lofty sidebar position that you gave stuffintheburbs.

Susie Q said...

Yes! I can certainly envision how wonderful it will be...sitting outside with a cool glass of lemonade, reading a book, listening to the birds sing...all from your own hard work.

Oh! I hope it is alright, I added your name to my Blog list of "Sweet Places to Visit".

Kelli said...

I can definitely see your future patio, it's going to be so nice! It took me awhile to realize that was a pattern in the dirt and not a board! LOL


FrenchGardenHouse said...

Yes, I think it's going to be so great! Thanks so much for adding me to your list...I am cheering you on through all the working you are doing!! Can't wait to see the results (I'm sure you can't, either!) Lidy

Peggy said...

I can just see the patio finished. Its going to be beautiful. We have decided to put a tin roof on our deck and screen it in. Something tells me it won't be as easy as it sounds.