I realize this is more of an industrial photograph than a nature photograph, but it symbolizes about four or five months of our lives. These pieces of wood and nails are no longer laying in our yard (thank goodness), but they were for quite a while.
We bought our first home in August 2010, and began an extensive kitchen remodel shortly after. The house is fifty-five years old, and nothing had been done to the kitchen in a LONG time. I also found out I was pregnant with our second child, just after we began the remodel. We didn't do the construction work ourselves—oh no. We hired a friend's company do that. But, we lived through weeks of loud noises, walls being torn down, all-day sickness from being pregnant, drywall dust, old molding and studs laying in the yard, and trying to corral a very active toddler.
When I look back, it really didn't take very long! But, while we were in it, it seemed to take forever. So, the picture above symbolizes how far we've come, in my mind. We're no longer under construction. We still have work to do, but we're almost there—we're so close! But, there aren't any pieces from construction laying around the yard anymore, and that feels awesome.