What is that guy doing

A guy was standing on the sidewalk, in a puffy coat and knit beanie, holding something in his hand and looking toward a house. He seemed to be talking and gesturing, but I couldn’t see anyone else.

Hmm, I thought.

I didn’t have much to think about it, but I wondered if he belonged there.

But as I drove closer, I saw her. A woman, kneeling, ostensibly gardening, chatting back. Wearing a puffy coat and knit beanie.

They must’ve belonged to each other.