With the infernal heat of summer receding slowly into the the recent past, book-ended by seemingly endless rains, that have, thank Baby Cheeses, ended I've been able to get back outdoors and start doing outdoors work. A new pile of old, reclaimed, hardwood cladding awaits the P20 disk and claw hammer for stripping and de-nailing so I can finish the northern elevation. But while I was waiting for some folding stuff to appear in my bank account I've been doing things that I have supplies for and don't cost me anything than my own effort. The weather is glorious right now for it too!
Now you may recall the dilapidated shade house that once accommodated a productive nursery out the back of the shed. As those who have visited can attest it was nothing more than a half demolished, creepy and inglorious ruin. As part of the process of moving great piles of things around to get the shed finished, along with associated projects I felt it time to complete the demolition and provide a clean slate for a new shade house to rise in its place. This has revealed a big new space and a rather nice view of the back end of the shed. The transom of the building as it were.
You will note that this clean slate is accompanied by a new, sweeping continuation of the retaining wall that runs alongside the shed. The new shade house will endeavour to keep this view by running tensioned cables off the roof battens to a small potting shed where the picture above was taken. Now this view has been revealed I really don't want to obscure it with another structure.