Saturday, May 19, 2012

Just a little yard stuff to show...

We hired a friend to put a screened in porch on our house a few years back.  Before we hired him to also do the decks, my husband had thought of doing the decks himself, but he wanted to practice first.  In this far corner of our yard, nothing grew...it was a mud pit of weeds, totally unusable.  Mr. O'Quilts decided to put a "practice" deck there to assess his own skills and interest in doing the "real" thing. This is how we happen to have the most wonderful private vacation spot of our own...build around the existing trees.  It has become a standard joke with my financially prudent husband on holidays....eg, "Where are you taking me honey for our anniversary?".. I always know the answer....He nods to the back corner of our yard where we can have a lovely dinner for free:)  In the growing season, you cannot even see this spot from our house and yet it is right here in our yard.  Just sharing....




3 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

That's a pretty neat spot. It looks like he has the talent to do your decks, just whether he enjoyed it or not is the question.

Joanie's Quilts said...

Wow! your husband did a great test job on the deck. What a lovely place to relax and enjoy down time. I love it. How cool to have it nestled where it is private and at the same time make good use of an area where grass doesn't grow or in your case mud forms. Love your pretty hydrangeas too!

smazoochie said...

It is a lovely haven.
My husband built our under-tree deck too.