Remember the simple red bench I created last year? I still haven't found a permanent home for it in my garden, but recently I had an idea.
Since it doesn't seem like I'm going to be able to cross "build a small deck by the pond" off my list of 2013 projects, but I spend more time sitting next to the pond than any other part of my garden, why not try the bench here? (Ignore the half-rotten pallets in the background please!)
So I spent a couple of minutes getting the blocks somewhat level and stable, and gave it a shot:
I like it, but it's not quite right. It's probably a little too far from the pond, but there was a lot of mulch there and I didn't feel like digging very much. It feels a little awkward being in the middle of this space. I'll probably move it forward a couple of feet and see how that goes.
Still, it looks quite nice back here, so I'm thinking of making it permanent. I'll give it a few more weeks of trial before I decide though.
(I'm still a little hesitant to make this even semi-permanent, because as soon as I do I'll decide that I can build the deck.)