Time to wash the windows and put the screens up. Isn't it great when you can leave the windows and doors open to hear the chorus of nature, without the nasty little biting creatures getting in the house. Here are some great alternatives to the big Do-It-Yourself stores selection of screen doors.
Outdoor living has improved so much since I was a child. Back then (don't ask when), most yards in Massachusetts had a lawn, swing set, foundation plants, slate or brick patio with functional all-weather furniture - remember what a picnic table was? Today's yards feature outdoor rooms that are comfortable, well-designed and function for a complete outdoor life, day and night. Once just a simple grill for burgers, chicken and hot dogs has given way to huge grills with rotisseries, smokers and elaborate pizza ovens. Check these out and make space for yours.
After this brutal winter there is definitely a lot of clean-up to do around the yard, along the driveway and walkways and the battered perimeter of the foundation plants. We are New Englanders, strong, resilient, un-broken, so let's get to it and make our outdoor spaces welcoming to the former winter warriors. WE NEED IT.
This is a self-serving post, but I believe there are others who will enjoy it - those in the Boston area for the same reason I do; because it's colorful. We in eastern and central Massachusetts have been hammered by snow this week from JUNOgeddon. Everywhere you look is a palette of cool grays and whites. Here in contrast is a delightful house in Seattle that has upbeat, punchy colors and a cool kicky vibe.