This week Tara gave us a much kinder Gallery theme than last week – This week our prompt is The Weekend
This is where I spent the majority of last weekend as the temperature finally rose into the 20’s. In fact this is where I will spend the majority of my time over the weekends until mid October. My multifunctional deck which during the summer months transforms into my dining room, kitchen, lounge and office.
Since our move to Canada our weekends have become much less valuable. When hubbie and I were running our own business in the UK we had a need to escape the house, and my office, during the weekend in order to relax and get away from it all but now that our whole life is calmer we are perfectly content to spend our weekends at home.
So Saturday and Sunday finds me here on the deck, writing, skyping my family in England or simply sitting in the sunshine watching the birds on the feeder or the squirrels chasing each other through the trees. Fortunately my husband made a very good choice when he chose our house as we back on to tall trees and a river so we get a vast array of birds and animals in the garden. The river is a haven for wildlife and my deck gives me a great vantage point to observe it from and if you sit quietly enough you get to glimpse a sight like this:
If I’m not chilling on the deck I’m walking by the lake soaking up the sun and getting some exercise or better still sitting on the beach listening to the waves.