Yesterday in a comment on my post about the Master Gardeners sale, JKaye asked "What is the feature to the left of your front door -- is it a decorative wooden screen or something, or just a plain wall?"
So, I hopped outside, snapped a couple of photos, and here is answer to the mystery feature.
It's three diagonally placed 2 x 8's that create a nice midcentury screen next to the front door. It just gives yet another item of visual appeal. It's not really of much functional use, just decorative. Originally the house numbers were where the mailbox is, and the mailbox was where my new house number plaque is. Sorry about the overgrown mess. I haven't had a lot of time to mess with the yard yet - in a couple more weeks school will be out, and the lawn will once again look amazing!
Here's another view:
Now you can see the angle of the boards on the side of the stoop. The little silver thing just below the mailbox is the bracket for my flagpole.
A more straight-on view. The sun created an interesting effect at the top of the photo.
Have a great Tuesday!