It’s been broiling hot here in Maryland this week but today we finally have some relief — in the eighties instead of the nineties. (Photos can be enlarged with a click.)
I work in a private home situated on over 100 acres of farmland.
My kind boss reminded me that I am welcome to take a dip in the pool at my pleasure.
I immediately thought my readers would like to see the pool house.
Walking across the lawn to the pool it can be seen as a sunny oasis, cool and beckoning, especially on a hot day.
The semicircular flower border is colorful in spring and fall but in summer only sunny yellow flowers and a few bright pink ones can stand the heat.
Urns against the building are fitted this year with bright red geraniums.
On the side opposite the machinery shed is a brick fireplace.
The deck itself is field stone which gets incredibly hot underfoot.
The view is serene.
The orchard just for fun.
Not to mention the only sound are the birds tweeting, the dragonflies humming, and the bees buzzing.
Tomorrow a peak inside.
How do you stay cool?