After more than sixteen years, Mom and Dad's deck has finally thrown in the towel.
The boards were weather-worn and sun-beaten, nails were breaking, boards were warping, and walking on it barefoot required delicate precision unless you really wanted to acquire a mass of splinters (though I did it anyway). Time for a fresh start!
The wood in this photo is the set of new boards that were being laid in place and lined up. After having grown so used to seeing the old deck, with its faded-gray coloring, this looks incredibly foreign! But in a good way.
Camera: Canon 40D, 1/125s, f/4 at ISO 100 at about 6:15 p.m.