Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Renovation started!

This is what it looks like yesterday morning

And how it is tonight.

Yesterday was just gray, with no wind. Today has been another story.It has been pouring all morning. And more rain is expected for the rest of the week. So I'm very glad they could clean the existing walls yesterday, and build the new one today.
You may notice that the front door is blocked. Because of that.I'm  not allowed to step on it until tomorrow afternoon.
As I said, it has been pouring. Had the light on all day. Making this beauty even more enjoyable.
That is the first time I see 4 stems from the same bulb... I saw it with another kind of amaryllis, a first with the regular one.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

A bit or gardening

I promise I'll go on with Mongolia soon, but there is a second subject in my mind right now.
The front garden has never been really taken care of, in 30 years... The temporary solutions had become final.

Until one day I had enough of all of it (and checked that my bank account was positive enough).
So I called a landscaper, in fact it is a team of two. They drew a project, now we are at the stage of the quotations.That include building a font wall, designing a garden, cleaning the existing walls. The project also includes transplanting the rose bush that grew out of control. The nursery man is going to take care of the rose bush, but a slight inconvenience appeared. The rose bush hinders the cleaning of the walls, and having the nursery man coming just to transplant it would increase the bill behind reason.

The solution is that I  trim the rose bush, to make room for the cleaning team. Done.
At first, I wanted to keep the rose bush where it was. The landscapers were not thrilled. But I am the customer, so they agreed. However; when I saw the plantation plan, I changed my mind because it broke the harmony of the project. Now that it is trimmed, I'm sure it was the right decision.

And I'm more impatient than ever to see the final result. Most of it should be done before  Xmas...

Monday, November 3, 2014

Bayanzag - Flamming Cliffs

Aswe left the camp that morning, we saw a biker taking position on a hill. He waited for us to go by. To sell some objects his wile had made (mostly felt). You can find those object anywhere, toys, Xmas decoration and so on, But they are made locally, from local wool. And it is always a pleasure to discuss and meet the nomads.
Unfortunately, the sun was hidden when we arrived at the cliffs. So they were not flamming as much as they should.

Another sad fact is that they are a big sand castle, meaning they collapse and disappear quickly.