Tuesday, May 11, 2010




As silly as it sounds, one of my earliest memories is that of wanting a swimming pool in my backyard. A age 45, my husband made that dream come true for me. I started out saying that I would be perfectly happy with just an ordinary pool. But, then we stayed at a resort in Cabo San Lucas with an infinity-edge pool, where the water appeared to flow over into the ocean. Now, all we had behind our house was woods, but I was not deterred. The pool could look as if it was pouring into the woods below! I was ecstatic at how well it turned out.

While we were in the process of having it designed, I thought it would be fun to have a waterfall, too. Since the infinity edge pool recirculates the water, it was determined that it could flow up to a spring on the back porch, down a waterfall and into the pool. Not only do we enjoy it, but our dogs do too!

We also added an outdoor fireplace. The day the pool was filled with water was a warm and sunny day in early Spring. By evening, however, the temperature had dropped. But, we couldn't wait another minute to try it out. So with a roaring fire in the outdoor fireplace, we jumped in the pool, just long enough to get wet and then huddled by the fire, wrapped in big towels. A night I'll always remember!


  1. OMG, my mouth fell open looking at the resort in your yard. That pool and waterfall and fireplace with the ivy on it is all gorgeous!!

  2. I'm with kim...you have a resort right in your back yard... WOW

  3. Wow Tracy!

    That is wonderful--like paradise! Beautiful job!

    Now my blow-up pool and multi-colored beach ball looks pathetic.:)

    Thanks for sharing your prosperity with us! I'll be over with a mai tai soon!

    love, kelee from www.katillacshack.com

  4. Hi Tracy,
    Well, I'll be right behind Kelee, wearing my mu-mu and ready to lounge beside your gorgeous resort pool. It's really beautiful, I love the waterfall! All you need now is a couple of tan pool-boys dashing around to serve drinks to your pool-crashing blog friends!
    Thanks for linking to Wednesday Gratitude this week!
    Heidi - Heart and Home

  5. What a pool indeed! My dog would love it too. Very beautiful! Come say hi :D

  6. I could spend all day there! I'll be right over ;)

    Absolutely beautiful.

  7. OMG! You have my dream pool! My dream pool even has a fireplace too! You are so blessed! Really that waterfall is over the top gorgeous too! It's absolutely stunning! Love, love, love it!

  8. WOW, gorgeous pool and landscape. Your yard must be just gorgeous.

  9. Wow Tracy! You do not have to go far to enter paradise! Your pool and surrounding areas are beautiful.

    ~ Tracy

  10. Tracy, you have done a beautiful job of creating the perfect outdoor oasis! Have a great weekend. xx

  11. Absolutely Beautiful~ what a Great Hubby! Who needs Cabo? Well, except for the Margaritas...




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