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In his Impromptus column at National Review today, Jay Nordlinger closes with a photo, taken by my wife, of the bee balm and daylilies in our front yard.
I saw a photo the other day and thought — and said — “Magazine-worthy.” It was snapped by our Molly Powell — National Review’s Molly Powell — who lives in New Hampshire. With her permission, I share it with you. A bit of New Hampshire on a late afternoon, with bee balm and daylilies gracing the stage:
I can’t take too much credit for the flowers, that’s outside my purview, to quote the God-Mueller. I just dig holes where I’m told to so that Molly can plant the flowers. (It’s the granite state, after all, so there’s a fair amount of rock-removal required when digging holes.)
However, I do claim credit for the backyard and the table in the photo below.
I cut the grass, and I made the table. Oh, and I took the picture. It’s not the best table ever made, but it’s the best table I’ve made. I used leftover boards from our barn, which we recently renovated. The barn is what you might call “George Washington’s Barn.” It was originally built around the same time as our house, the original cape part of which was built in 1791. (That’s when George Washington was president, in fact!) The barn’s been rebuilt so many times over the years, it would be hard to say whether there are many original pieces left. (As the saying goes: this is George Washington’s ax; the handle’s been replaced, and so has the head, but it’s his original ax.)
Show us your one most magazine-worthy photo in the comments below. Make sure to display them in the “large” size so that we can all enjoy them without peering.