Monday, July 30, 2007

Our Arizona Home Gets A Face Lift

Arizona Home Before and After

Notice there are no windows on the side of the home that faces the street. The second picture is after we added the fake windows. Yep! I said fake. We just made it look like there are windows there.

What few plants were there - froze during the winter when our temperatures dropped to a very chilly 28 degrees. The freeze was only one night, but that's all it took! Mike and I added the stepping stones, made the little river and planted a pigmy palm, and other plants.

We also lost the ficus tree that is in front of the front window, that faces the lot.
Notice the live ficus tree in the first picture. It's the won in the middle. Then notice the dead ficus tree in the second picture. It just looks like a stick.

These picture were taken at the time we wrote the offer to buy the home.

I'm standing in front of our Pummelo tree. The fruit looks and tastes like grapefruit, except it is huge, with a thick skin. It is sweeter and less acidic than grapefruit. I ate one everyone and gave some away. The wonderful thing about citrus is that it stays on the tree and never falls off.

I have seen a few oranges fall off our neighbor's trees but our tree has never dropped one Pomelo, also spelled Pummelo.