Saturday, November 21, 2015
The front gates to the property have been completed in their refurbishment !
From burned and charred... they were cleaned, primed and painted with a happy fresh green…
The gate posts were painted with a hammered gold paint… striking against the striped black and green landscape and yet very earthy looking.
Frog finials were ordered and handmade for the 6x6 posts
which I then painted with coordinating colors.
The original brass numbers were also cleaned, painted and nailed back up.
Why this Ode to Toads, you ask ?
Because after 8 days of evacuation when watering the garden it was the very first critter that greeted me back home.
May the spirit of frog and toad cleanse & restore the land and all its occupants !
May they live long and prosper & be a symbol of hope for our neighborhood.