In the six years and four months since I began A Separate Life, I have posted a number of photos of the outside of my house. A number of the header photos I have used have been views across the valley, some dramatic sunsets, or simply our driveway. I’ve shown photos of our trees, and our long-awaited deck. Here’s one of my favourite shots though – the newly constructed deck, late summer afternoon sun, and the shadows of our cabbage tree. In the years before our deck was built, I rarely saw the house from this angle. I had forgotten how much I like it.