24 Aug 12. Thursday evening saw us reach a milestone in the new home project; we all but completed the front approach to the house with the front porch being completed, the ground leveled, sod laid, and the area landscaped. It has been a long time in coming, but now the place is beginning to look like a home vice a construction site. Next week we get our garage approach poured, our lower level patio poured, and an adjoining slab for a wood shed poured, as well as seeing the upper wrap around deck floor finished, weather permitting. At which point the exterior of the house will be complete. Then all that will remain will be a complete painting of the exterior in order to meet the county's requirements to have the house thoroughly sealed; an expensive problem resultant to the poor craftsmanship of a sub contractor. But it is all coming together. With luck we'll be through by Thanksgiving! I'm sharing for today's image a dual image, an image in the image sort of thing. The big picture is how the front of the house, well most of it, looked this evening when we quit; the inset in the lower left hand corner is how it looked on Tuesday evening. You should see a bit of difference.We elected to plant lavender, cone flowers, jasmine, and gardenias for both aroma and insect attraction. If nothing else it will smell goooood! It's not a fancy image by any means, just a look see of what we've been up to for the past almost 3 years. Nikon D300s; Aperture Priority; 18 - 200; ISO 200; 1/80 sec @ f /5.