It's always fun when a digger turns up! Apparently Lizzie, our Rhode Island Red, was inspecting the bucket when the driver turned the engine on. She is reported to have departed in haste!
Now some before-and-after pictures of the new path and driveway:
Reinforcing mesh being inspected.
The final result!
Yes, that's coloured concrete: it's 'Honey Mustard', like the family room.
From another angle:
The colour was the Geek's choice, and I think it's pretty good too.
Originally, we were going to have a spray-on colour -- a uniform colour, as we hate stencilled concrete. The concreter, though, was worried about the colour choices available as there was nothing even close to the 'Honey Mustard' we used on the family room slab. He proposed we mix in the same colour here. As the volume is small the colour wouldn't cost more than the spraying. Of course, the colours look different as the family room slab has been polished to expose the aggregate; it's redder than this, but this is a better outdoor colour anyway.