Shed Life

shed-1Once upon a time, not so many years ago, in an old apple orchard

shed-2overlooking a pond, a young couple was given an 8x10 shed to call their own.

shed-3This wasn't going to be an ordinary shed. They put up insulation.

shed-4Then came the drywall.

shed-5They wired it for electric and added a fan for circulation.

shed-6They painted the walls soothing colors and added a big window for extra light.

shed-12The floor was washed with a coordinating blue. A platform was built to support a twin mattress which would act like a couch on rainy days and at night the two would squeeze in for a restful slumber under the first roof they could call their own. A few select pieces were added like a mini fridge, music, and a shining silver star.


shed-71They planted a little garden,

shed-8added an outdoor shower

shed-10and an outdoor 'kitchen'.

shed-11Their garden grew as the sunny days passed.

shed-141As the sun set and the twilight came upon them, they would sit in their chairs overlooking the pond listening to the crickets and frogs chatter. Deer would wander in the field across the water and the cool night air would settle in. Later they would build a fire, sit and watch the flames crackle and try to count the fireflies. This was the good life.