I thought I might miss another Sunday Stills photo challenge for lack of material until Terri suggested my garden. I hadn’t really thought of my garden as having any ‘outdoor decor’ but as I considered further I saw it really does, starting with the garden shed.
When we moved into our house over ten years ago one of the first things we did was add the shed. A carpenter friend of ours built it and it’s solid as a rock; my husband painted it and keeps it tastefully decorated.
Not only does it provide storage for garden tools and supplies, it also provides privacy from the neighbors in back (we need that since the woods were razed behind us.) And it’s become a place for Bob to mount the birdhouses he builds and exhibit his latest finds. I took the soggy wet pictures today – after a week of heavy rain from the Pineapple Express.
You’ll notice artifacts everywhere including a wooden man sitting against the shed, and an old bike under the tree.
I had my doubts when I first discovered the bicycle but since then I have grown to appreciate Bob’s genius in putting it there as it has become a focal point all year round.
One final thing I love about the shed is its proximity to the hummingbird feeders. I sometimes hide in it with the door slightly open to stalk – I mean photograph – the hummers as I did today. This beauty did a flyby after he was done feeding to let me know he saw me hiding, but was thankful nonetheless for the fresh sugar water.
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