Sunday, July 01, 2007
HALEAKA'ALANI PUKA KOMO
WELCOME TO JULY! Can you believe we are past the half way mark of 2007!?
This month we are going to TRY to devote most of our postings to the color ORANGE. In fact, after months of tossing ideas around we have finally named our house (as most people here do) to reflect our love for the color. Here are a few pictures of the exterior of the house before and after our front door was painted ORANGE. The name of the house is Haleaka'alani Puka Komo and here is a breakdown of what it means.
Puka Komo: Door
Simply put it all together and it means House of the Orange Door. Real clever right? Well it works. We hope to paint the rest of the exterior soon... more of a greenish gold rather than the dirt color it is now. Something to blend into the plants and trees. Baby steps... one project at a time.
Also, notice the rock "garden" I installed in front of the picture windows as a water diversion which then runs into a drain at the right. When we first arrived the rain wold come up to the sidewalk and way too close to the house for us. We have not had much rain lately so the diversion has not really been put to the test nor have asparagus fern and mondo grass that were planted in it had a chance to really take off.
The doors in their original state.
After being primed... better.
AH... now that's more like it.