Ideas For A Backyard Shady Spot

It is really hot here in Florida – not like regular summer hot and humid, this summer is a hot, sticky oven. At my age, I only spend time outside early hours or just before sunset. My skin will fry and I’m miserable.  I was listening to my neighbor’s children at play in the backyard. I like the sound. Then I started thinking, are they wearing sunscreen? Are they going to burn?  I remember when I was a little girl in Tennessee, we had a clothesline for drying clothes. I used to help hang them up and bring them in.  An old sheet and a few rocks made a tent over the clothesline. Do you make shade for your children’s play – a little place for them to read and get away? I’m a natural-born collector, here’s a few ideas I’ve found.

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