Soon the courtyard will be one solid block of color when the sun is at high noon. In spring, as the buds sprout on the trees, the sunshine gets through to the bricks, making a lovely lattice work of shade and sun. The texture of branches against stones is intoxicating. I want a skirt with this pattern on it.
We will say farewell to this courtyard soon and move into a house, where we'll continue to rebuild our life, mimicking the one we had in El Paso, TX. This summer is our third summer in Chicago and if we continue to be patient and open minded, this will feel like exactly like all the other homes we've known.