We just bought a new seat .
And put it together. (both of us – would have been impossible alone – but I took the picture so you can’t see me slaving away.)
We’ve always wanted a seat in the meadow, but there never seemed to be the right place. Then some cotoneasters died and left a space behind, which we intend to fill with laurel clipped low as at Rousham. We thought of building one, as we have elsewhere,
but sudden impulse took us to a teak ready made (ish). Enables us to experiment and see if we like it.
So – we brought it down. (both of us) And sat on it.
And admired the view. And thought…
– it’s a bit domestic and maybe even suburban for an otherwise rather natural feeling place. Hmmm.
But – it is an amazing effect to actually be able to sit and look at the meadow. I never knew or anticipated this. But the experience is quite different from walking through it – and it’s a delight. Being able to relax and just look…
So. Now what? Well, the seat will tone down. It’s teak, so it should go a subtle grey. That will be better. The laurel will grow up and surround it. That will also be better. It’ll snuggle it in more. So, we’ll see how we feel.
Meanwhile, drinks here tonight in the sunshine.. (YEY!)
What do you think? Is it a keeper?
O, and Charles also replaced The Head, after a little refurbishment: