The Hendrickson family is off to a late start this morning. My youngest brother and his fiancé stopped to see the house last night and a bonfire convinced them to stay a bit longer (btw, no hostas were harmed in the making of that bonfire). Our driveway is circular, and in the center is an old stone fire pit, a small garden, and an excellent climbing tree. I've been dreaming of an outdoor fireplace forever (remember this post?), but as you can see, our fire pit has seen better days. It still functions well, but it needs to be brought back to it's former glory. I like the shape of the outdoor fireplace in this photo by Tom and Susan Vance (via HGTV).
I'm not really sure how to make that happen, but I'm going to spend the day digging rocks, moving flower beds, and thinking about it. We're trying to take advantage of good weather, so we've been vacillating between outdoor and indoor projects. PRH starts school at the end of this week, so it's crunch time. Anyone else going back to school soon? Anyone else obsessed with outdoor fireplaces?