The patio space doubles the living square footage of our house as we are out there much more than we are in the house so having a beautifully landscaped yard to look at is nice. We put in some barrel cactus, a yucca tree, the Mexican fan palm that my book club game me as the memorial tree for my mom, and a few more lantana. Doug also put solar yard lights in so it even looks very beautiful at night.
At this moment I am sitting on the patio looking at the yard basking in the morning sunshine. I will miss my mornings here where the peaceful breaking of the day has been my companion over these weeks. I remain thankful for the gift of this place, the memory of Doug's sister Debbie whose gift upon dying helped us to purchase it and the joy of knowing my mom's spirit lurks around us as well, knowing how much she loved this area. Peace to their memories which are ever present in this lovely spot.