I have been long frustrated by not being able to work in our front yard in my preferred mode of undress as we live in the city and at an intersection. A few mornings ago I happened to awake shortly before 5:00 am and discovered that it was surprisingly light at that time. I proceeded to go outside and wander around the yard and down the sidewalk and thoroughly enjoyed the freedom to do so in relatively light conditions.
I decided to get up early the next morning and go do some yard work in the front yard in the manner I always wished I could. I had been busy for some time working away and not paying that much attention as the neighborhood was quiet and we are at the bottom of a hill with a retaining wall around the front of the property resulting in being a bit above street level. As I was working away, something caused me to turn and look towards the street and I discovered what I believe was a man, I couldn’t tell for sure due to the hat the individual was wearing, but he or she was about 20 feet from me looking somewhat dismayed. I looked at whoever it was and went back to my cutting and he/she walked away at some point without saying anything. I don’t know if the person was more caught off guard by discovering me working nude in my yard or the fact that I was in that mode while cutting away some Blackberry vines that had come up through some of the bushes.
I went out this morning and dug up a couple of bushes that had died and replaced them all the while being more comfortable working in my front yard than I have ever been. How I wish that was possible any time of day.