Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Imperfect = Perfect 'Tea Day'

Today for Tea Tuesday
I'm having several large glasses of iced tea with lemon,
in between lots of iced water.
Why you may ask?
 My husband and I have been working on our new 'imperfect' patio, :)
using two different kinds of bricks, and rocks.

I say 'imperfect' because that is the way I like things.
Sort of like my art!  :)
I have to hold my husband back a bit
from making things soooo so perfect.
But that is the way he is,
and has to be, for his job.
I wanted the patio to look like it had been here since the 1970's,
when the house was built,
so when things got a little 'imperfect'
I said "okay, that's perfect!", and he just smiles.:)
I had this bright idea (which made it that much harder)
 to put a spiral in the middle of it.
(I do love spirals),
but I like the way we had to fill in with smaller rocks
here and there.
This patio extends our large back porch
and measures 12 feet by 15 feet.
This is where we will sit at our round umbrella covered table
while we grill and enjoy the evenings.
We've spent a total of about 4 days,
(taking siestas in the heat of the day when it's 95 degrees),
working on this patio.
I am really sore today, (ouch)
using muscles I haven't used in awhile I guess. :)
Now we just have to put some sand mix in between the
bricks and rocks, to finish it off.
The last thing to do is build the little arbors over
each of the two entrances.
I just couldn't wait to share what we did!
Whew!  Almost done!

Savor the Day!


~*~Patty S said...

WOW that was/is quite an undertaking and it looks Perfectly wonderful to me...the spiral is brilliant too!

You two worked hard...don't know how you manage in the heat...
we were roasting this past weekend...not my fav thing but thank goodness for A/C

hope you get to rest and enjoy the fruits of your labor...Well Done!!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

LOVE your spiral patio -- how cool!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love your perfect imperfection. I am even tired just envisioning all you went through just to get where you are in this photo. Congrats. I know it will be the perfect place to enjoy tea.

And of course, I know about heat. It's been hot, hot, hot here, too. What a weekend. Now soak those sore muscles and enjoy your new patio.

jinxxxygirl said...

Just love your patio AND the spiral! How awesome! Hugs! deb

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love your new patio - it's definitely perfect! If we were still living in a house I would be showing Jack pictures of this and pleading for one just like it.

Linda said...

Love the spiral! Great job in the heat! Found you at Patty's blog...

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

that is a huge job, and in the start of summer too... it gets so humid here that all garden work stops until Autumn, so we are in the clean up and planning phases... in between tea breaks of course... this looks perfectly imperfect...xx

kimmie said...

Wow! that is beautiful! it reminds me of some of the labyrinths that you've visited ... now you need go no further than you own back door - for a meditative walk along that spiral. So cool!

Amy S. said...

Great job! I love it! I can wait to see all of your additions when we come down next month.

Halle said...

That is so cool!! Art underfoot. Hope your muscles have recovered some...

Healing Woman said...

I love labyrinths. I've got a similar one in my yard but your's is actually more 'perfectly' created than mine. What fun you'll have walking this enchanting path!