Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Okay...spring is peaking it's head out from beneath the dark winter sky. Summer will soon follow! We have lived in our new home for almost three will be three years this coming November. When we initially moved in we had no backyard. Well, that's not to say there was a concrete patio slab...but not much else. We began with installing a fence, that was quite a project given it was winter. But, we accomplished it. The fence was installed! Then for the last two spring and summers we have worked very hard to get the grass green and putting in borders, trees, shrubs and of course a flower or two. We still need to add a few things to the backyard, but it's pretty much complete. The only problem we faced was what to do about the concrete slab. It makes a wonderful patio, but since our backyard faces south. That means lots of summer sun and a hot patio.

We finally have solved the problem. Upon a recent trip to our local Lowe's, we found the most wonderful patio cover and pretty cheap. Only $399! We could not build anything for that price. So without further delay, here is our new home improvement project....

The new patio cover is starting to take shape. It's a 13 x 13 patio...the new cover is 10 x 10.

Oh...I'm getting excited, the frame up!

Dear sweet hubby worked so hard, along with his faithful helper Abbie Girl!

IT'S UP! YIPEE! Isn't it beautiful?

I'm about to sit down with a glass of ice tea and a section of the newspaper. It's so grand to now have some shade and enjoy our backyard.

I do believe Miss Lilly enjoys the new backyard too!


Dolly said...

Ouuu how exciteing!!!!

I have been eye balling those gazebos this year too! I want one but have to extend the deck first!
Are they easy to put together?

Enjoy your lemonade and fresh air!


BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Wow that's LOVELY! What a perfect idea for your patio! I'll bet it will be used quite a bit this spring and summer (and fall)!

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog today! =)

Tea Time and Roses said...

Beautiful new backyard...enjoy!!



Sharon & Rodger, American Harvest said...

Hi Alice,
Your yard is really turing out licely. I know that you and Miss Lily will enjoy it for years to come!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Wow that is a gorgeous pergola. I can see why you are so happy! Love the pic of the cat! Too cute. cherry

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What a great deal and it looks wonderful! I would love one of those!

She'sSewPretty said...

I love your patio cover. I need one like that too!

Mo'a said...

A lovely outdoor living room with a view.