Thursday, April 24, 2008

End of the Habitat

"Dead-End Driveway"
Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 36", Ellen Bloom
Seven years ago we completed the building of a garage and studio in our backyard. Ultimately, we ran out of money and couldn't afford to pour the cement for the driveway to the garage and the pad in front of the studio. There was a large mound of earth excavated from the building of the studio that ended up piled in a mound about 10 feet in front of the studio door. We call this our very own "grassy knoll." We've let the rest of the backyard return to the wild. The weeds are everywhere, growing in and around Larry's old cars. One nice thing about our yard is that the flowers are still blooming. We have beautiful roses, amarylis, bougainvillea and more.
Our yard is known in the neighborhood as the Habitat for Small Animals. All of the kittys love chasing birds and mice out there in the wild. It's time to take back the yard for humans. We are now embarking on a remodelling project and the yard must be cleared. Tomorrow, 8 am, the man with the truck and Bob-Cat will be wheeling down our long driveway to clear the yard for construction. Yippee!!!
Take a last look at the Habitat and wish it a fond farewell.



At 1:32 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the painting! And the flowers are gorgeous.

Good luck with the project. May it go better than you expect.

Christine G.

At 3:04 PM PDT, Blogger carlita dee said...

Since it's so wonderfully immortalized, it's easy to say adieu!

At 3:15 PM PDT, Blogger Natalie said...

Bye Bye habitat. Bring on the walk in closet!

At 5:20 PM PDT, Blogger DarcyArtsy said...

So exciting! Maybe Natalie could have Joe make a special bread for the occasion. Can't wait to see photos as the project progresses.

At 6:36 PM PDT, Blogger Kath said...

It must be nice to have had your own little slice of wildness in the city, but I'm sure you'll be thrilled with the changes when the project is completed.

At 12:47 PM PDT, Blogger mehitabel said...

Out with the old--on to the new adventure! But inquiring minds want to know: what are you going to do with the cars??

I'm almost at the end of my monster house renovation project. After this? Rehabilitation of the yard, and trying to find places for everything that's in those 3 bins in my driveway. Goodwill, here I come...


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