A couple of days ago I didn't have a chance to eat breakfast until 11:30. Very bad for the metabolism, I know. Weeks of deck construction and landscaping means I hit the decks running every morning. A whole lotta stuff's been going on out there; power saws, nail guns, pick-ups in the driveway, a bobcat shoving dirt around, 3 dogs barking at the workers ....
|Chris & Ed, my new BFFs|
Our beautiful deck, patio and surrounding landscape were all designed by the most talented landscape architect team of all time ... who also happen to be my cousin and his wife; Steve and Katherine. (They also happen to live right across the road from us, and how they arrived there is another incredible story in itself. I'll tell ya sometime. ) Their supervision and hard work on this project has been so appreciated! We're all decked out!
|When this concrete slab was poured for the stone patio, Louis ran through it, then onto the deck with cement-y paws. Grrrrrr.|
|The deck is finished and the furniture arrives .....|
|We love the chevron pattern Steve & Katherine designed for the overhead.|
|The lighting is awesome ... it's in the risers of the steps, the overhead and the trees.|
|(left to right) Katherine, my hubby Mike, Steve, and friend and neighbor Jane|
It's all been so worth it. We've gone from insanity to Zen. Well, almost.
(But somehow I think my troubles aren't over.)
Final, final photos to follow .... once the beds are mulched and Steve and Katherine have added their artful touch with potted plant arrangements on the deck. Heaven!