The almost-hidden walkway here was my first outdoor project after the cottage was finished and the builders went away.

I had been living in the basement for the last 6 weeks or so, while construction wrapped up abovedecks. I felt as though I were cowering in the face of all this newly acquired debt and no income worth speaking of.

At length I dragged myself outdoors where spring was well along and scrap lumber sat in two large piles atop compacted construction fill. The footbridge was made out of excess cedar decking material, set on raw native cedar logs cut into short lengths during the land-clearing process. The effort of making this proved therapeutic and the walkway has served well.