The verandah I’ve been working on is long and wide. I reckon it’s a 7-barbecue verandah (evenly spaced). I have to allow for the table and lots of plants in pots. Maybe six barbecues. Not the enormous barbecues, the medium ones. A beautiful gum tree is Kardashian Orange in the afternoon light and I’ve seen a bright green tree snake in the branches before. At six o’clock mosquitoes use the verandah and we go inside.