Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Just a Swingin’

And just putting that as the title made me think of this…

John Anderson- Swingin’

Colby and I have this lovely area in our yard beneath a giant oak tree that was used by the previous owners as a place to swing. Luckily, my mom donated a nice wooden swing to us to put there.

For the past week or two, Colby and I have spent more and more time out in the yard….swinging, playing with the dog, talking about future plans for the yard and for life. It really is a lovely spot that I’m sure will hold lots of memories in the future.

The problem is that it’s not very easy on the eye. As a matter of fact, all of the flower beds in the back will be getting some attention very soon to spruce the place up. Thanks to an amazing BIL we got the great idea to move the flower beds out further and make it surround the swing area more on that side of the yard. Otherwise, it looks like we just stuck a swing in the middle of the yard. 

I still haven’t been happy though. The swing is being held up by three posts. It serves the purpose, but it’s not appealing at all.

And what can remedy that? Anything that resembles this…

pergola 1

pergola 2

pergola 3

pergola 4

Click on any of the pictures to be led to the original sources.

A painted or stained pergola with some type of vine growing up and above it. The second and fourth examples are my favorites.

Now, if I can just talk the husband into creating it….

What do you think?


  1. Im a fan of all them!!!

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