Monday, May 27, 2013

The Pergola

Our date nights became few and far between during the month of May. The reason was that Mr. Mickey and his crew were building a new pergola by his pool.


Later this week the pool will be open for the enjoyment of family and friends. Thankfully it is heated so we won't have to wait for summer to actually arrive.


Soon those colorful vines will wrap around the columns and travel across the top of the pergola.



Among the many interests Mr. Mickey and I share, is a love of beautiful grounds and surprises in the garden.  There are several sculptures, a fountain and benches tucked into the corners of his property.
 


There are also meditation gardens where you can sit on a bench and watch the birds and squirrels, soon forgetting that you are in the midst of a city neighborhood. 



My jacket is navy linen from Coldwater Creek. Cool spring days are the perfect time to wear a three-quarter sleeve jacket. The cream colored tank and tan pants are from Talbots. The gold studded sandals are by Kenneth Cole Reaction via T.J.Maxx.

I hope the sun is shining where you are and that you have a lovely day.

Thank you for reading!

7 comments:

Donna said...

Beautiful gardens and I look forward to seeing the pergola with vines covering it. Outdoor living spaces are so restful and I really like what Mickey has done with his. I love garden tours!

Marla Robinson said...

Love that outfit and your flowers are so lovely.

gelfling50 said...

All You efforts have paid off your garden is breath takingly beautiful...just gorgeous and well planned out...thank you for sharing

Catherine said...

Your outfit is perfect in that lovely garden. What a welcoming, restful place Mickey has created!
Thank you for your thoughtful, inspiring posts. I am always delighted to find one in my email.
It is a rainy, overcast day in Vancouver and i would love to be sitting in the sun by that gorgeous pool! Ours is in the shade of several large cedar trees and looking rather cold today.

meriusa said...

Thank you for showing us the beautiful garden . I like especially that meditation space !
We enjoy here sunny days and swimming in the seawater.(on Crete )I like your elegant sporty outfit. Every time you choose just the right things !

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

This is an outfit I would wear a lot for summer...teaching summer school especially! You look lovely Susan...love the pictures!

Gazebo and Bali Hut Super Store said...

Your garden looks wonderful! The white pergola garden gave an additional view to your garden and pool. Looking forward to see another beautiful garden on your pergola.