Friday, July 8, 2011

Summer time, summer time, sum sum summer time

Da dah!  Summer is here the pool is finally finished...well almost.  Contracter still has the concrete coating to finish and the pool tile edging to be installed BUT my work is DONE!  I never could have imagined how hard this was going to be on both my husband and I.  We were much younger fifteen years ago when the first Rutherford pool was installed.  LOL

So here are the before and after photo's...finally!

 The big dig in October

 My winter view
 Fence going in
The never ending sprinkler re-do =(
 First pool day with family =)
I planted the last flower this morning. The baby grass is filling in nicely.  Sorry the pool was covered, but we had a delightful wind storm going on!
 Before they tore up my side yard
 and then put in an UGLY mess of equipement
I was thrilled with the garden wall solution to hide the mess =]
I think I was crying when this was my spring vision =(  Definitely whining anyway at this point.
 Much better!
 In this little strip garden up against the wall, I removed two out of control climbing roses and replaced them with four clematis, one of which is in bloom now, two miniature roses, and for me a new hydrangea called "Twist and Shout"
Here is to the rest of my summer to relax and enjoy!  We have given ourselves a strick more projects till next spring!


podso said...

It does look like a lot of upheaval and work, but the results are amazing. Now indeed you can sit back and enjoy it all! It's so beautiful.

Vee said...

It was worth the wait! My goodness, everything looks so beautiful. It's more lovely than many resorts. The flowers are gorgeous, everything's back together, the pool is wonderful. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

So glad that's behind you...and you now have the summer to enjoy it. It all looks amazing!

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Success at last! It looks wonderful, and now comes the best part when you can enjoy the fruits of your labor and sweat and tears.

melissa said...

Your home is gorgeous...and so enjoyed the tour of the seasons. :) As I've said before, your view just wows me! You and your husband are so talented----it's all wonderful.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Btw, my blog's case you missed the update, it's

Take care, sweet one.

Sassy Granny ... said...

Fabulous! What a fitting addition to your toasty summer season. No doubt you're REALLY enjoying that pool in the hot temps.

It's still a bit chilly over here on the West Side, but we get all giddy when the sun peaks at us!


Knitting Mania said...

It looks amazing sis...can't wait to sit by the pool in a few weeks!

btw...I noticed a second cement bench...hmmm did you get another one or maybe that one was hiding somewhere else.


Bunny Jean said...

The flowers are lovely, but the real beauties are those precious babies on your sidebar.

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xoxo Bunny Jean

Barbara said...

That oval bed looks real comfortable for a garden lounger.

Everything looks new and pristine which of course it is. I think I will just hop over that fence when you are not looking and have a swim.

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