We replaced the wood on our old deck (after 30 years) and Barry has been working very hard this week refinishing it (stain) and planting many pots of flowers around the patio. This is the view from the patio. If I turn around 180 degrees there are just bushes and trees -- very lush and green. I call it my jungle. You would never know we are surrounded by other houses. We have just planted some more bouganvillea and a cape honeysuckle in that bare patch by the fence in this photo. There is no where I'd rather be, than sitting out on our patio in the summer.