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.