Bring on the Sun.
If you were to ask me what the one thing I miss the most about living in a house, without hesitation, I would say a backyard. We had an ok backyard in Colorado but my in-laws who lived nearby had an amazing backyard with a fountain, lots of grass, a fire pit, and more. I get so homesick just thinking about it.
When we moved to Morgantown, WV we lucked out and rented a house with private backyard that you could hear the creek that ran down the hill, we had lush vegetation and it was in the shade most of the time. Some of our favorite moments were BBQ’s with our friends, lazy Saturdays playing with Boo, and setting off fireworks.
Now we live in a lovely English Basement and just outside our dwelling, our backyard is all bricks and trashcans. The only grass we have is enclosed in a fence and the closest we have to setting off fireworks are the cars that backfire in the alleyway. The only way we survive our backyard pavement is the park that’s across the street, but I am still missing our grill and all our patio furniture that we had to sell when we moved. There is nothing like a summer night in the backyard with twinkle lights, grilled food and great company. In my longing for a backyard, I put together my favorites for your backyard this summer. Hopefully soon I too can start to enjoy a backyard again!