A 12' x 5' area that I have fallen in love with. Eric has redone our back steps, and in the process made them a bit bigger so we have a small deck. We may not be able to fit a table and chairs on it but we can still all sit out there together. I sit out there early in the morning with my cup of tea. We hang out there later in the day relaxing in the shade.
I grew up with a big deck surrounded by trees. I have fond memories of spending many hours on the deck with my mom. She would love to listen to the wind blowing in the trees, and I find myself doing the same thing, with the few trees we have around us.
Eric may not think it is much but I think it is the most lovely thing in the world right now. By far my favorite part of the house.
I took this picture on Friday, since then Eric has finished the railing that was missing. Each weekend he adds a little more to it. It has exceeded my expectations tremendously!