My big summer project was a patio cover. 16x8 across a strip of concrete previously covered by a shade sail. I finished it this week after a series of delays because everybody has a big summer project this year.

The shade sail was fine in good weather, but the area was unusable in the winter. A part of me was waiting for rain before I could feel like the project was fully realized. This morning nature accommodated with a gentle rain. I’m out here under the cover with my tea, looking up at an old pine, watching the rain run down.