Our backyard is really long. Half of it looks good, the half to the left of the house and farthest away from the barking dogs (and our bedroom). The secluded Zen garden is on the left and you can't see it unless you are in it or in the kitchen looking out the window. The rose garden is also to the left. Our bedroom opens on to patio on the less pretty part of the yard but also the best smelling part. It's next to a lemon tree and jasmine plants. It's also next to a falling down fence that the neighbors damn dogs jump on (while barking). Until yesterday, the patio by our bedroom was covered. Now that it isn't, we see a lovely view of giant trees and sky and our room is filled with gorgeous sunlight. Well, it really was filled with sunlight before, just not this much and a bit less blinding. Directly infront of our sliding door is not that pretty but could be once our gardener plants stuff, but it's the view of the trees I suddenly found so pretty. I had never seen the view from this perspective before. It's lovely if I am reading on the bed or-um- napping in the evening. It's especially nice because it's like being outside but there are no bugs. The problem is at 3:30, we could fry eggs on our bed from the sun. We were going to rebuiled the roof thing (by we I mean my husband) but now we are trying to think of a way to let some of the view of the trees in without cooking whoever is on the bed. The patio all the way to the left has solid covering which is good because our table is protected from the fierce winds we get here. The center part is thin slats that birds like to sit on (that is a messy problem). I think I need the guy from Color Spash to come solve this problem and bring a remote controlled awning.
Do you have a patio? Is it covered? Seen any cool patio covers lately?
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