Marry a outdoors woman. Then if you throw her out into the yard on a cold night, she can still survive…W.C. Fields
I can do that…survive that is. Communing with nature is a favorite pastime of mine and when Lost Horizon on Azumi was in the planning stages outdoor living spaces were at the top of the list. It’s where most of my time is spent, so why not have a lot of them, right?
Rose Manson comes with a front porch, rear deck, side patio and a rear upper balcony. Lots of outdoor living areas but…I wanted more 🙂 Pamela Galli of La Galleria includes many extras in her builds, so, between Rose Mansion and the Blue Ridge Cabin ‘My Happiness’ has come to fruition.
This is a view of the side patio. Rose Mansion, in its original state has a small pool here, which was removed in the renovations to accommodate an area for dancing. At one time the small pool was home to my mallard ducks until the pond was complete.
The rear deck is where most of the work to connect the spaces took place. The first photo is of the seating area just off the rear entrance.
Another shot of the rear deck that encompasses the pool, hot tub and seating areas. Having a pool already, extra parts were used to encase the pool and connect the outdoor living areas.
What I am most proud of is the side courtyard created with bits and pieces from Rose Mansion. One enters it from either the front yard or off the rear deck. Though quite large (this is only a partial view), it allows for several seating areas, multiple plantings and a massive dance/party area. Okay, okay, Dusty and I dance….a lot 🙂
The upper balcony overlooks the rear deck. Originally having a stone wall/railing, it was removed and pieces from the Blue Ridge Cabin were used to create a new open railing.
Now, if Dusty ever decides to toss me outside in the yard, there are plenty of areas to rest my head. TWMA 🙂
Cougar’s Shopping List
La Galleria : Wicker Seating Set, Wicker Dining Set, Wall Fountain
Luna Bliss : Window Box Plantings Long
Hanging Baskets of Flowers : NLA
Finishing Touches : Planter below hanging flowers – Chamaerops palm in rimmed planter ‘Neutral Stripes Glazed’
Roawenwood : Hydrangea plantings at window – Part of the Hydrangea Couples Garden Set
~*Forest Floor*~ – Orange Tree
Patio Passion : Black Wicker Sofa/Chaise Seating Set – NKA
Depoz : Concord II Outdoor Fireplace
Head Hunter’s Island : Rubber Bush Planter, Red Hibiscus Planter
Dreamscapes Decor : Winter Green Ivy Wreath, Flower Pots 5
~*Forest Floor*~ : Potted Topiary Lilac Azaleas
Kelly’s Garden : Red Hibiscous
WaterMoon Breeze : Big Brass Wind Chimes
Harry’s Houses : Cannes Patio Table and Loungers
Luna Bliss : left side of photo – Potted Lily and Clover Group
Heartwood Creations : Purple hanging basket
Tropical Lemon Tree : NLA
Harry’s Houses : Bahamas Pool, Benidorm Jacuzzi, Benidorm Parasol, Cannes Patio Table and Loungers
K.R. Engineering : Greedy Table
Alouette : sofa, chairs tables – Tropical Getaway Arcade Gacha June Round – Gacha available in store now
La Galleria : Ice Blue and Peach Floral Vine Sculpted Rug, Magazine Stack for Table
Luna Bliss : Magic Roses, Magic House Plants
Kelly’s Garden : Red Hibiscus
Heart : Victorian Wrought Iron Hearts Screen Red Roses, Flowers – Blackeyed Susans, Wild Fairy Wands, Wild Flowers, Devils Bottle Brush, Iris, Wild Garlic Mustard, Foxgloves, Wisteria Sinensis Tree – Lilac Blue
EarthDwellings : On table – Ceramic Candle Trio
La Galleria : Roll Arm Wicker Set with MLP and Fabric Change Pillows – includes : Sofa, Loveseat, Coffee Table, End Table, Lamp, Basket of Sea Shells, Ceiling Fan (not shown), Brass Planter with Shefflera, Palm Border Sisel Rug Planter in foreground – Brass embossed Planter2
Reflection Picture Frame : Wood Deluxe Set 30 styles
Artwork : ( Big Cats) real life photo, gift from dear friend
Carved Fish Table : Up against Window – gift from a dear friend
The Dreamer Creations – Suspended Chair