It was supposed to be a reasonably decent weekend, meaning no oppressive heat. Yeah, and I'm the Easter Bunny.
Saturday, we got much needed rain in the form of small showers. It wasn't nearly enough to green up the grass, but none of it went to waste. I couldn't be outside, pruning back the overgrowth or fixing the pig and chicken as I would like. I also noticed there are probably wasps setting up shop in the garden shed so I'll have to spray them and "invite" them to move along.
Sunday dawned warm and humid but with no wind. So that's the perfect day, in spite of the heat, to get one small outdoor project done.
Port Perry, Ontario, Canada. They are reinforced plaster. I remember the artist's card that came with them saying they will adopt "character" as the years passed by. I looked at them and could see the years sloughing off more bits and pieces and, eventually, I'd have nothing. So, I decided to refresh their coat of paint to make them more non-winter-hardy. Once the weather turns cold, they are put in storage. I don't leave them outside in the winter. If I had room for them, I'd put them on display in the house. Alas, they spend their winter in the shed with the lawn furniture and flower pots.
The heat made the paint dry quickly. It took a couple hours to do both as they have so many nooks and crannies that I had to spray each side many times to get every spot covered. Here they are painted.
And here they are on the steps.
You probably could say this is my "blue phase", with the steps being painted a color similar to this. I'm very happy with the result. they look fresh and new again. I figure the sun and rain will weather this color too and next year, I will probably have to do some touch up.
Personally, I think the pig even looks happier.