Notice how this strong hedge provides the perfect backdrop for privacy as well as greenery.
Arbors are ideal for creating a backyard living space near the pool. Staining every few years keeps this piece of backyard grandeur looking pretty.
A somewhat stark look to it, this double decked porch provides an elegant and pristine feel to poolside living.
Another example of a manicured greenery nestled into a mostly sterile environment. Classic.
Although I'm not looking for a summer retreat, this little bungalow provides just the right coziness for me. Do you think they take renters?
Recently, I ran into a quote from the infamous Dennis Rodman - NBA star, Madonna boy toy and Celebrity Apprentice wanna be. Believe it or not, it's really quite wonderful : "This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can't see how deep it is." This is exactly how I feel about my life right now and many of you may too. But regardless of where life leads you this summer, one thing is certain. Jump in feet first and take a deep breath -- good things are about to be all around you. Hope your first dip into summer is spectacular!
Off to get my goggles-