The “before” of this project had greenery (“weeds”) right up to the back of the deck and moss-covered bricks to its left. Some kind of crushed granite is coming next; stay tuned!
Anna Bezecheck and Frank Sokol, to be precise! This Frank (as one can clearly see!) is the same Frank pictured in the photo featured in this post here. There he’s identified as Francis, but the 1880 census (below) has him as Frank … which doesn’t mean he didn’t go by Francis of course. In 1880, Frank and Anna’s oldest child, Blanche, was ten, which means they must have been married by 1870 at the latest, hence the approximate dating of this photograph. As the census below also records, both Frank and Anna were born in Bohemia, now the western half (or so) of the Czech Republic.
These flowers might not actually be lavender … but they are lavender colored!
This cheery paint job is on a house that’s been featured before in these pages, the one with the cell phones nailed to its gate (here). So Berzerkeley!
“Ordinary” colors–matte terra-cotta, yellow, and red, glistening green leaves and brown wood–with a great big oval of pastel iridescence–even reflected in the glistening wood!
The flowers plus partition motif continues!