The deciduous tree we would like to have at the entrance of the Francis House. Imagine… four of these, in each corner of a “square” and an old style fountain in the center. Wouldn’t that be so welcoming ?
A super close up shot from the scaffolding showing the new insulation installed between the trusses.
The balloons are a frequent sight in Calistoga but on special days you get a quadruple treat. Simple breathtaking.
An underside view of the overhang gives a new perspective of all the (frontal) truss work.
A stone was custom carved from the remaining loose stones to fit into the area where there was a missing one.
SDI Insulation started work today. Their work is limited to the 3rd Floor as the 2nd and Ground Floors have natural stone insulation. This should be done by tomorrow and then the roofers take over to create the long awaited (Mansard) roof. Dear Sun, glorious sun, please stay !
Myrtle Street in the Tenderloin…we were doing a walking tour and voila… that street looks familiar but we’d rather be in the same street in Calistoga.
Morning Tea Ritual with English Rare Tea Company Oolong (which I discovered at Corey Lee’s In Situ at the SFMoMA).
Looking thru my kitchen portfolio for past clients : I need to think about how I will be organizing pots & pans & their lids for the Francis House. Richard has vetoed hanging pots and pans overhead the island so we may go with either of this.