I just realised that I have never shared any photos of one of my favorite places in the world. Fortunately, it happens to be right out my back door.
During the scorching heat this summer has brought, this is an oasis of welcome shade.
Years ago when we bought this house it had a 10' X 12' cracked and heaved slab of cement for a back patio. This started as a summer project by my husband (with design assistance from my Father) and has been built upon over the years.