From time to time I like to dream with all of you, and these days, I’ve been dreaming about our back patio.
We had the back yard fenced in a few months ago, so we’re working on getting all the grass growing pretty and vanquishing those durn fire ants (who can ruin any backyard gathering pretty quickly, for sure!) I’m also in the midst of “prettying up” the screened-in back porch, and you’ll get to see that soon, but we also have a stone/paver patio that’s uncovered. THAT’S what I’ve been dreamin’ about…
I’ve had a lot of ideas for that patio.
I thought…ooo, fire pit and lots of seating!
(But then there was a little incident with our grill and I realized that it was no fun to have lots of smoke in the house, and I worried about that with a fire pit being so close.)
Then I thought…hot tub! How nice it would be to come home from a long day and get in that hot tub!
(But then I remembered that we live in Florida, and it’s already hot most of the time. Oh, and I priced hot tubs. Yeah.)
Then I thought…outdoor living room! You know, the beautiful outdoor furniture, throw in a pergola covered with vines and flowers…that would be perfect!
(Oh, but we have allergies, and would never make use of a place to sit under real live flowers. And I priced the type of furniture I wanted. Durn my expensive taste. I mean, really.)
So here’s my current thought:
Star-gazing deck and herb garden.
Now, I know that technically, it’s not a deck, but you’ve got to understand something.
I LOVE the stars. One of my favorite things to do at night is to go out and look at the stars. Where we live the stars are numerous and very clear, and we have a great view of them, especially in the back yard because there are no trees back there. So I do this already anyways. Why not have a couple of nice patio recliners out there so I can go out there at night and relax? Plus, I’ll have herbs growing all around me – the smell will be heavenly and I’ll be cooking with fresher ingredients, too!
So I THINK I’m stuck on that. Let me show you what I’m dreamin’…
Chairs like these…
…or just one like this!
Herbs like these…
So what do you think of my patio dreams? If you had a stone patio, what would YOU do with it?