These are scenes from our backyard. If you didn’t know we lived in Colorado, you might have thought we lived in one of the areas hit by Irene.
Now that most of our indoor projects are done (for now, at least), we decided to focus our energy (or the energy of the landscaping crew) on the exterior of our home. The front porch is in (pictures to come once I decide on some plants and furniture) and so it was on to the backyard. Our 20+ year old deck is almost history, and it should be entirely ripped out by the end of the day. Gone will be the boards that wouldn’t screw in anymore, the spots where the hailstorm beat off the paint, and the home to many neighborhood animals, most recently, THE FOXES.
In its place will be a lovely brick patio—maintenance free, slightly smaller than the deck so we can regain some yard space or maybe have room for a garden box or two, and there will be NOWHERE for animals to live. I can’t wait!