Yes you guessed it
a pergola at the pool house
because pool equipment needs to be housed and it's not that pretty
and speaking of not pretty
no matter how hard I try...
(hmmm...maybe THAT'S the problem...I don't really try hard enough)
no matter how hard I might wish I try
I can never really capture the essence of what I see with my camera
or maybe that IS the problem...
I don't really see...but rather
and how can a camera be expected to capture a feeling???
(ok...well some can!)
you simply cannot imagine how incredibly lucky I feel to have come so far
and sadly, just as the summer winds to its end
Most hot dry windy Texas summers leave me lovin' me some Fall
But this year, I am hanging on the the still hot days because
1. I vividly remember painting these old auction pots Santorini Blue
just wishing for the day they would be by the pool
( Loi? you can barely catch a glimpse of next year's blue garden among the armillary)
2. I vividly remember buying these lanterns on sale at Hobby Lobby while I was supposed to be shopping for a mother of the bride dress...wow! THAT was a long time ago!
3. I vividly remember my sister giving me this cool candelabra for my summer birthday and buying that gothic arch planter and sneaking in that "it'll do" bistro set among 48 gallons of paint from ACE
4. I also vividly remember picking up these sea shells in Port Aransas and Punta Cana
and even though my photography leaves much to be desired
I most certainly VIVIDLY remember this
so while my camera seems to do just fine at capturing the ugly stuff
you'll just have to come sit with me by the clean blue water near the cedar pergola,
where we'll drink ourselves some pumpkin beer
and discuss exactly why it is that umbrellas will not stand up straight!
and FEEL how pretty it really looks!