I asked Charles for a photo of the Cottage. We have so many pictures of the interior and the gardens, but I noticed we didn’t have many of the exterior, front of the house.
One of the reasons is because we are always working on projects in the driveway, so there is always a sawhorse or two, a wheelbarrow, a pile of mulch…, you get the idea. So it is never a great time to snap a photo unless you are adept at Photoshop to digitally remove the project clutter that obstructs a quality photo.
So Charles had a brainstorm (or so I thought), let’s do a pen and ink line drawing of the house. He said, “Let’s forget about the details and focus on the linear elements, just to capture its essence.” The idea sounded wonderful. But Honey, you failed in the execution of the plan. Perhaps you’ll get a new box of crayons for Father’s Day.