Ever since we bought our Retro Ranch three years ago, I’ve wanted to go on the roof. Our last house had one of those roof slants that you need climbing gear to scale, so I never even dreamed about going up there. Our ranch however, has a gentle, sloping pitch — one that is easy to walk on.
Dad and I went up on the roof to investigate — which brought back memories of when I was 14 or so and helping Dad re-roof the 80s ranch house I grew up in.
Mom and my brother Pat opted to stay on the ground and continue work on the side yard — look, there’s grass!
The last surviving pine tree is much taller than it looks from the ground. No wonder all I do is pick up pine cones!
Hey, there’s the retro red fireplace on my oval patio…
…ugg and the back corner of the yard — still untouched after 3 years living here. It hasn’t been a priority…
And look — the raised bed victory garden. Hmm this reminds me to trim that out of control Buckthorn off the fence — soon!
While getting up on the roof is not for everyone, I found it to be an enjoyable adventure — one that let me see my yard from new vantage points. I’m glad I took the camera along — in a few more years I should hopefully have the yard mostly under control. It will be nice to look back at photos — from the ground and the roof — and see the progress, don’t you think?