Our old arbor had lived its life to the fullest and it was time for a big change. I have always wanted a screened area to be able to be out in the garden this time of year without being eaten alive or just other wise annoyed by bugs. So the opportunity has presented itself. We had to enlarge the brick floor and take down the rotten logs that held up the decorative parts of the arbor. Of course when it came to the brick floor the "we" part was only my Dearly Beloved that coaxed the miriad collection of bricks that I have accumulated over the years from several different sources into a suitable, strong base for the Screen House. Some of those sources included friends that gave up some of their precious stash for this project. Those dear friends know how thankful I am. I can't say thank you enough.
As to the brick floor,the existing part had to be torn up and leveled as well as enlarged. My Dearly Beloved out performed any expectation I had. Thank you, thank you a hundred times thank you Dear.
Our little Cassa Pantalla in the garden is appreciated by everyone in the family except Luna. She just isn't quite so sure it wasn't meant to keep her enclosed. She usually only wants inside if we happen to be eating there. This is the picture I took when we first tried to get her to enter. She was having none of it at first. She is slowly warming up to it. As I say a little food is a great persuasion for her.
I really wouldn't mind if she didn't go inside. She hasn't quite figured out that screen is all around. After all screen must be difficult for her to see as she ran through the patio door screen three times, which is why we gave up having a screen door on our patio doors.
A little more landscaping along with a few adjustments to some things and all will be paradise. Meet you at Casa Pantalla for a frozen Margurita anytime.
Thank goodness my computer is fixed. I missed reading everyones blogs. It will take me some time to get caught up on my reading and responding. I want to thank everyone for their comments of concern. I missed you all too. It is good to be back.