We're enjoying some warm weather in southwest Ohio right now, so my thoughts turn to our deck, where we enjoy our beautiful backyard. Most of our lot is actually wooded, so when we're on our back deck, we are surrounded by trees and are in complete privacy. It was one of the reasons we moved here. I love sitting on the deck. I have a view of the bird feeders, foliage, and sky. At night, that sky is full of stars, and in the summer fireflies blink and bats swoop. There is a moment in the spring when you realize you hear the peepers for the first time.
There are lots of times when I enjoy the deck without taking photos. One of my favorite things is to enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine and a book all by myself. But we also have many meals out there, quiet conversations, or lay out in the sun. Katie especially likes to do that! It's the perfect place, though, for photos. The backdrop in the fall is full of color, in the summer it's lush and green, with the Rose of Sharon in full bloom (the hummingbirds love that), and in the spring it holds the promise of the sun. These are only a few of the many pictures we've taken over the years on the deck. The girls used to take pre-dance pictures out there, it's a favorite for our Friends' Thanksgiving pictures, and one of the last celebrations we had out on the deck was the post-wedding brunch. We were blessed with a beautiful day! We were also lucky with great weather for both girls' graduation parties, so people spilled out onto the deck for food and conversation.
I'm going to miss the woods and the deck of this house, but toward the end of the month, I'll share the view we'll have at our condo. It's going to be a great place, too, and I suspect, a perfect place for a photo!!
This is one of my favorite times - we were taking our Friends' Thanksgiving picture when Katie Facetimed us from David's Bridal. Libby had found her wedding dress!
I love the deck for a little R & R!