I hope your weekend was good!
I hope YOU are doing great!
The weekend has come, and gone.
Peter and I spent it here at home.
During the days we took local hikes. Very local, all here in the Reston area.
In the evenings we hung out on our deck.
As you might know by now, I shamelessly call it The Best Deck.
Simply because it is MY best deck.
We’re so glad we have this little oasis.
Western exposure it has. PERFECT, you might think. And, sure, it is … in a way …
BUT a western exposure also means afternoon and evening sun. Believe me, we get that.
Yes, we get it despite all the old, mature trees surrounding us.
In order to even be able to use TBD we’ll have to protect ourselves from the relentless sun and heat.
SO, when in use we always tilt the umbrella we have, but we also always rig a second one.
Sometimes, we even run a fan on the deck.
A fan, you say, are they totally nuts? Haha, no we are not.
BUT we happen to live in the relentless mercy of the DC-area summers.
It is HOT as sin and humid as a greenhouse.
So, yes, actually we’ll have to run a fan there when it is brutally hot. If not, we would not be able to use this deck.
Friday again, always a nice feeling!!!
Two umbrellas? A must!!
As the darkness falls
As Friday and Saturday afternoons roll around we rig the deck for a long evening. We enjoy cold drinks, music, grilling, talking and good food. Always.
We hang out there until it is time to switch on the string of garden lights.
When it gets even darker the fireflies make an appearance. I love them, the fireflies.
Owls, owls everywhere!!
I have a lower patio as well.
But, it is not too much going on there. Every year Peter and I are debating what to do with that area.
So far it is just a gateway to the golf course and place to store trashcans and garden tools.
One of these summers (maybe even THIS summer) we’ll make it into another cozy patio to use.
I hope your summer is going good.
I know it is different for a lot of us. We’ll have to cope and make the best out of it even though we cannot do what we’d regularly do.
Have good Tuesday, y’all!!