So, here is the vision that was in my head as I looked at the dowels above.
And so began the starting point of our swing...something special for the two of us to enjoy the rest of our lives. As for the dowels, our neighbors would always be thought of as an important part of our lives.
If you look closely you can see a bit of the white church on the middle edge on right side of pic in the trees just above the railing. We have to replace our porch railing and floor but since 8/09 we have been trying to fit in plaining the larch boards for our siding that we had cut off of our land...actually that is what I made the swing out of.
Below is the finished swing.