In the Backyard

An August afternoon in my parents’ backyard is filled with laughter and conversation. We sit below the climbing roses, on the deck my father built. The gardens surrounding us have been planted and tended by my mother. Chickadees swoop over our heads and chipmunks skitter by. These fences hold memories. While Sunday supper warms inContinue reading “In the Backyard”

Painting Fences

It’s messy, time-consuming, and hard on the back, knees, and wrist, but I love to paint. I’ve been working on staining all the decking, pergolas, and screen house in our yard this summer. Seeing the progress makes it such a satisfying job. Not to mention anticipating how great everything will look when I’m done. BestContinue reading “Painting Fences”