Posts Tagged "backyard"

Hanging Out Outside, Briefly

After work today, Liz and I spent some time outside sitting on the back porch. It was a good idea, but the light dropped faster than we anticipated, and we were barely out there for 30 minutes before packing up and heading in.

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Putting Tippi in the Ground

Tippi has been kind of clinging on, half browned and half green. We’ve tried to water her when we can, but she’s suffered a lot these past few months in her little pot. We decided that today would be the day we put her in the ground.

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Wasp Nest Battle

Well, battle is a strong word. But it definitely sounds better than “spraying them at a distance, then running away in my flipflops.”

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My New Favorite Spot

I’m not a huge outdoors guy. I like my artificial environments, I like my air conditioning. And it’s definitely cooler inside. But for whatever reason, I just find that sitting outside in the evenings really just feels good.

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Beautifying the Backyard, Continued

After work on Tuesday, Liz and I decided to roll up our sleeves for some time in the backyard. Though we were sluggish after the long weekend off, today was going to be cooler than the rest of the week… so we decided to work.

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Summer Snow

The seeds were falling all around yesterday, while Liz was working in the yard after work. She said at one point, it felt like watching snow falling.

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We Have a New Fence!

It is… enormous! It feels massive, and weird, and awesome. There’s a part of me that feels like I’ve just snubbed our neighbors in a very big way, but there’s another part of me that feels like we’ve taken a big step into turning our backyard into a private little retreat.

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Backyard Fence Installation, Day 2

Today, the actual installation! Every crew we spoke with was really great (incredibly polite and very attentive to all our questions). These two guys told us that the process itself was pretty quick, once everything was in place.

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