"Beaver Bend"Our backyard at Camp Sucklick ©Steve Payne
Steve and I have been spending time at our camp house on the Greenbrier River, the perfect spot to stay away from crowds. It’s a wonderful place for appreciating nature and finding inspiration for our art. We take daily walks and have enjoyed the respite that is so hard to capture during “normal times” when the demands of work keep us all so busy. The extra days at the camp house also have given us time to discover unintended projects, like needed repairs to the porch and the roof. We now have a good idea of what it’s like to be featured in one of those home improvement shows on HGTV!
What was once a dark and dank old chest with sticking drawers became a shot of color and much better storage space at camp. A more fun (and less challenging) camp project was repurposing a clunky bedroom chest into a functional cubby to store our weekend gear. It’s such a good feeling of satisfaction seeing and putting the end result to use. I’m not sure any of this would have occurred to us if it weren’t for the pandemic changing our vacation plans.