::Tangents is the collection spot for the things we're thinking about, obsessively researching, and doing at home and on the web.
I'm still working on my stairs. This has been a real learning process for me. Not only am I learning new skills, I'm learning to use new tools, which is great. The circular saw no longer scares me and I kinda want a hammer drill for my birthday.
Also pictured is my trusty little drill, which I love, and my new carpenter's square, which I can't believe I've lived without. I had to buy it to make the stingers and it's so useful!
Anyway, I did have to cut three extra "practice" stringers while I was figuring everything out, but things are still moving along.
Believe it or not, everything is pretty much level- a victory! I plan to add the risers and treads today.
We are delighting in our garden right now. Last fall I finally bough some alliums and I'm so glad I did- you can see them in the background here-
I know this iris is a bit over the top, but it seems so pleased with itself, I kinda like the un-planned purple theme that's going on.
I finally have a bug to submit to the super What's that Bug website. Julian spotted this huge moth clinging to a hosta.
Do you know what it is? I *think* it's some kind of sphinx moth, but I can't figure it out. I'll share what they say over at WTB when they post it.
Looking forward to planting my tomatoes, basil and other tender stuff out this week-and getting my seed starting set-up taken down-it takes up a lot of space!