Are you like me, instead of returning home with your camera filled with pictures of the people, places, and sites you visited, it's filled with shots of architecture, landscapes and home exteriors? I know you consummate DIYers can relate to this! I thought I would share some of my inspirational shots with you today.
But first I'll share what not to do while on vacation...
Mr. Frugalista and I decided wouldn't it be fun to walk down to the beach at Ogden Point in Victoria, British Columbia after dusk to see the cruise ships leaving port. Sounds pretty harmless, right? What we didn't expect was total darkness as we carefully navigated down the concrete steps to the water's edge. We were doing great, despite each having consumed a couple of glasses of wine during dinner. As we took the final descent we were not expecting one additional step around the corner. Well, judging from the photos you can guess what happened next. These pictures were taken a week after the fall!
Lesson 1: Don't go exploring in unfamiliar territory after dark!
Lesson 2: Quit tugging up your Big Girl Panties while shouting "me do all by myself" - let Mr. Frugalista lead once in awhile!
Onto the inspiring images...
This water feature was on the patio of our favorite restaurant in Sicamous, British Columbia. This is the upper portion of the water fountain.
Here are a couple photos of the slope in our backyard. This is the vantage point from the bottom of the yard.
and this is from the top. Can you picture a similar but scaled down water feature here?
So what DIY inspiration did you find over the summer?