This is the kind of front yard that makes me long for a glass of chilled sangria, probably white. And while I love the set-up, I mourn that I rarely see people using their front yards. I’m sure there is sometimes someone sitting in these seats (and the various amazing seating areas around town), but I don’t have the good luck to spot them in action too often.
Is it a need for privacy, air conditioning, or maybe just a desire to create art installations as opposed to utilitarian displays? I long for a bench in front of our house – there used to be two, from what I understand. Either way, these chairs look lovely, and the one on the right is quite whimsical.
Just yesterday, after our little family took a post-dinner walk around several blocks, we sat on our front stoop and were greeted by our favorite dog-on-the-block as well as a neighbor I hadn’t met yet – after over two years! And that’s why I want to see more front yard usage. (Cue: Getting to Know You)
Maybe I should start a series of people using their front yards.
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