Sunday, February 15, 2015

Forest/Trees

A previous owner of our house tex-coated the place and that has always kind of bothered me.

17 comments:

John Sandel said...

Racing stripes! Gentlemen, start your pupæ …

Petrea Burchard said...

John took the picture first. I just copied him. This gorgeous animal visited us for the better part of a morning.

altadenahiker said...

I'm sure the stucco job did my house no favors in the cozy department.

I like your moth.

Speedway said...

Stealth moth, strafed by white paint.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Ah, the sins of owners past. Don't we all have a story to tell on that!

I'm ok with my little stucco house. It was built on the cheap -- and having lived in a clap board house for 8 year -- I can tell you, stucco is so much easier to paint.

Petrea Burchard said...

Is this what stucco is? It comes off in chips. We'd have to sandblast the house to paint it.

William Kendall said...

Quite a visually appealing critter!

My parents' last house before moving into a retirement home dated back to the 60s. The original owner put shag carpeting everywhere. Including the walls in the basement.

Petrea Burchard said...

Shag carpeting! I think you win. Unless someone with wood paneling stops by.

Bellis said...

But the wall does serve as a great background for this magnificent moth. We have stucco too, and we're getting it repainted. Not sure what color to choose, so have been driving round Pasadena looking at houses. Paint seems to look much nicer on smooth walls or wood.

Petrea Burchard said...

Here's my question: Is this spray-on stuff what is meant by stucco? I always thought stucco was a more substantial material.

LOLfromPasa said...

Very nice looking moth that you would probably want to keep outside. Looks hungry :).

Petrea Burchard said...

We have plenty outside for him to eat!

Ann Erdman said...

What a pretty fellow. Insect geometry.

Petrea Burchard said...

Yes, isn't the symmetry wonderful? Nature is a much better scientist than I am.

llandudnopictures said...

At least the moth loves it ;-)

Petrea Burchard said...

Speedway, I didn't see your comment until now. You're right. We didn't even hear him.

Geoff, he probably has better taste than I do!

Ms M said...

Very striking stripes -- and set off so well by the white background.