I got up this morning
And what did I see?
A fence with a gate
Waiting for me!

I jumped up with joy
I cavorted with glee
Cause when Scooter goes out
I know where he’ll be.
Look! It is finished. There is a gate. And the fence completely encloses the back yard. The only problem is that on one side of the house, the gate is off the ground high enough for Scooter to go under it. So, we must do something about that. But, it is so much easier now to let him out. He was so excited to be off leash, he just ran all over the yard. He kept coming back and looking up at me like,”Are you sure this is OK?” He has much to explore.

That is my little potting shed in the middle picture.
There is one more area to finish up with fencing. Only 1 buddy showed up this morning to finish…don’t know how that will work out.

Several years ago, Don, Alex, Ian, and I took a trip through California. We went to San Francisco, and Monterey, to Carmel and to Sonoma. We stayed in bed and breakfasts in each place. It was delightful! Every one of the places was owned by the same family, and each was unique in its own way. The one we stayed at in Monterey had a neat feature in the bedroom. You could walk out of French doors to a tiny secret garden. It was completely enclosed by brick walls about 12 feet high, and of course, no roof. It was only big enough for a small bistro table and chair, and a lounge chair. The ground was covered with a ground cover, and there was ivy climbing up all the walls. Several big pots sat in the corners, just brimming over with colorful blooms. It was such a peaceful place. There was no other door, so the only way to enter was through the bedroom.

Don and I remembered this and when we started building, one of the things we told our architect we wanted was a secret garden. And that is what we will have…when the fence is finished and some planting gets underway. You can enter it through our bathroom, and it is completely enclosed with cedar fencing. We even have a rainfall shower in it. Ours did have to have another door in it, but it can only be opened from the inside. Just a little peaceful retreat area. I will show you pics as it actually becomes a garden…right now, it is just dirt, and an almost finished fence!