The sun is peeking out this morning~and dancing across the floors!
After weeks of nearly straight rain, snow, rain, snow, rain, snow...
with just glimpses of the blue sky or sunshine for a couple of hours here and there...
the golden rays have returned!! :)
I am feeling so exhilarated by the gorgeous sunshine and light that is streaming
through my windows this morning!
My backyard looks like this yet... this was taken this weekend.
A dumping of fresh snow again...
(Can you believe I am in California?
I feel like I have been living in an arctic zone not a sunshine filled state!)
Hopefully by the end of the week,
it will melt away and I can begin to really envision the rebuild of the pergola
and our outdoor space!
If you are new to my blog- about a month ago
our pergola collapsed under the weight of the crazy unusual amount of heavy
wet snow that accumulated overnight one night.
Here's the before...
So we will be rebuilding & re-imagining our outdoor living space soon.
Once the snow is gone, I will be able to map out a bit of what I am thinking.
While looking for a specific book this morning- I found a few older magazines
and grabbed them to thumb through again.
Inside one of them (Traditional Home) there was a whole section on outdoor rooms.
Ooh the beautiful spaces!!!
Thought I would share a few that I have bookmarked as inspirations...
I love outdoor fireplaces and would love to have one in our backyard area.
Brick? Rock? Stucco?
Love them all but really LOVE the rock fireplace...we have a somewhat similar
(but not near as fabulous ) rock fireplace in our front yard
I would love to move it to the backyard! Wonder if it could be done easily?
Gorgeous pergola with pillars much like ours had.
(Look at all that sunshine!)
I don't know yet if we will rebuild using the columns or use them somewhere else.
I just adore this beautiful little covered gazebo area...
with vines and sweetness- so storybook and charming.
How about a darling little bench to sit on made out of branches?