GARDEN MAKEOVER DAY 5 | bit of a delayed post here but I had our neighbour over for wine on Friday night and I’ve been recovering since 😂🥳This time next week we should be nearly finished. We’re meant to be having the most horrendous downpour tonight, hopefully the mud won’t go too far it’s quite close to the house you will see in the photos! 😬
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The Joseph G. Coleman House is a sandstone Romanesque Revival mansion located at 1811 S. Prairie Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. It was built in 1886 by the architecture firm Cobb & Frost (which, I gotta say, really works for me as a combination of names) for Joseph G. Coleman, the owner of a hardware company (which may or may not be related to Coleman coolers - I saw one claim that yes but that info doesn't seem to line up with the company's info). It is currently used in conjunction with the neighboring Kimball Mansion (the Châteauesque beauty I recently posted) by the United States Soccer Federation as their headquarters. More information was not forthcoming so if anyone knows anything let me know!
World-renowned for its 40,000 acres of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops, Valley of Fire State Park is one of the most amazing parks in the United States. The sandstone is from the Jurassic period and is the remnant of the sand left behind by the wind after inland seas subsided and the land rose. As I traveled throughout the park, I felt as if I was on an alien planet. The colorful sandstone was something that words cannot describe. I chose to arrive first thing in the morning as the sun was rising. As the sun rose above the horizon, I quickly realized why this place is named the Valley of Fire.