As you can see, I like a natural looking yard.
I apologize in advance for posting a lot of pictures but I do have a lot of summer spaces and I wanted to share them all with you.
Let's start with the gazebo. Sometimes, I drink my coffee and read the newspaper there in the morning and then I see a deer watching me from behind.
We have lunch here sometimes even if it is just my mother and me and I often have tea with a close friend, Debjani.
Next, let's go to the secret garden. I call this as such because you do not see it from the house nor from the deck unless you go all the way to the edge. It is situated very low and you have to climb down a few steps to get there. Before we bought the house, this area was not even used, it was very bushy. We had the bushes cleared out and added railroad ties to create terraces.
I have created various seating nooks here so we can spread out and I can sit anywhere when I get tired from gardening, which I do a lot.
Some loungers. Hubby likes to read here after swimming.
And then there's the arbor. Did you notice we have another one in the secret garden? Sometimes, I just have tea and a snack here while blogging and playing Scrabble on the i phone.
This parlor table set is the latest one that I bought. I bought it from Homegoods in Houston. I fell in love with the design and color. I told my friend that it will be our next setting for having wine, cheese and crackers. But I just started a diet yesterday so I will have to postpone that.
And this is the farthest settee from the house. We will have to go down to get to it so it is hardly used.