Arched Pergola with Leafy Green Canopy

It was 114 degrees in Orange County, CA yesterday. Everybody who could stayed indoors. If I had been outdoors, I would have found someplace shady to hide, like this Arched Pergola with Leafy Green Canopy.

Credit goes to my boyfriend, Craig Florer, who told me this wonderful green “hallway” at the arboretum is called a pergola. Merriam-Webster defines it as “a structure usually consisting of parallel colonnades supporting an open roof of girders and cross rafters.” Whatever it is, I found it beautiful, from the color of the wood and its lines, to the contrast and softness of the green leaves. It’s a very zen feeling to sit under the pergola and meditate.

This is available for sale (without watermark, of course) both on Fine Art America and on Zazzle customizable items (let me know if you need free help customizing them). Stay cool today!

4 thoughts on “Arched Pergola with Leafy Green Canopy

  1. Margaret says:

    I’m so glad I wasn’t down there during that heat. Ashley and Ryan don’t have air-conditioning, at least just a unit. I had fun walking around and I would definitely have not been able to do that in 114°.

    • liora says:

      Everybody pretty much stayed indoors. Maybe it’s worse when it’s just hot and not sweltering because we feel too guilty about using the AC!

  2. Margaret says:

    That is such an awful temperature; I can’t even imagine it! I thought it was hot when I was down there earlier. I would have hated to stay inside the whole time. (especially since Ashley and Ryan just have a portable a/c unit) Glad that it has cooled down. That pergola is gorgeous!

    • liora says:

      Yes, and the humidity is hitting us now, which is unusual for SoCal. I hope to visit you in Washington someday. I was there as a child, but I don’t remember it.

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