January 25, 2009

Relaxing by the campfire

It's one degree out and I just got home from working the night shift. However, for some reason it seemed like a good idea to trek into the yard and look around before going to sleep. I went back in the house after 15 minutes with warm memories from last summer and cold fingers. Last year my husband put together this fire pit and we really had a lot of fun with it. This year I am hoping that he will find some interesting plans for making a garden bench. He would like to do more work with stone and brick and I am more than happy to encourage him to keep building things for the garden.

7 comments:

DirtDigger (Tessa) said...

Looks like a great place to hang out. I have been wanting to build a pit in my yard for a while now. I have the perfect bench too- a friend made it out of drift wood, measured to fit me! I love it. Happy gardening!

Chris said...

A driftwood custom made bench sounds wonderful. I love a nice inviting bench in a garden.

TSOTE said...

I suggest setting the bench near the firepit in such a way that you can easily enclose them with a metal frame. During the winter, you can put panels on the frame and turn it into a land-locked fishing house where you enjoy all of the comforts of ice fishing but without actually going out on a lake and fish. During the Spring and Summer you can take the panels off and use the firepit to cook, and the metal frame as a support structure for a rose trellis.

Connie said...

That is a serene setting....though a bit cold looking right now. :-)
Such things can transform the garden into an "outdoor room" in the warmer months. Tell Dave he did a nice job!

bigBraswellbooster said...

Lovely garden! I see that you enjoy wine, food, your garden, and Donald Braswell music. I enjoy those things, too, especially Don's music! Have you visited his international Fan Club web site?

www.TheDonaldBraswellFanClub.org

Happy listening, happy gardening!

Nature Way said...

this looks like my backyard in michigan, so much snow this winter, an so cold, CAN'T WATE FOR SPRING

Chris said...

Garden catalogs are getting me through the cold and snow. However, if I keep ordering more seeds and plants every time it is cold or snowy, I'm going to be very busy this spring!

Thanks for visiting!