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Our Anniversary

Today is our anniversary.  17 years.... My husband had planned to surprise me for dinner at a lovely restaurant in  our town.  The restaurant called the other night to confirm and our called ID told us who was calling...Carpe Vino....There goes the  surprise...   We are  looking forward to a romantic dinner at this restaurant in an old quaint building.

A lovely wine bar and restaurant that has great reviews.

They even have a cave room in the back.
Our taste buds are awaiting their wonderful creations.

Our anniversary gift to ourselves is a new adjustable Split King bed and mattress.  We researched for about a week and finally decided.  It has lots of bells and whistles. I shall be writing a post on that process and the bed in the near future.

And now on to more garden photos.  It quit raining  and the sun is shining.

You can see the wisteria is in full bloom.  This is our back garden gate that leads to another space for outdoor dining.  It's where we have our large copper round table.

It's raining wisteria....
The Lady Banks grow on the fence.  St. John's Wort is growing on the hillside.

Notice how the Lady Bank Roses are climbing the Plum tree.  When it is finishing blooming, I will cut out the branches.  It makes for a pretty color palette.



A pool shot I took this morning.  I love the reflection of the palm tree.

I snapped a photo of our spa that overflows into the pool.

I hope you are having a good week.  I am loving the Spring weather.
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  1. Happy Anniversary Linda. Sorry the surprise factor was ruined but what a beautiful place to go to eat. I'm jealous can I come swim?

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    1. Thank you....yes, the surprise was ruined. My husband didn't say anything to the girl who called. Sure, come join me for a swim, when it gets warmer.....

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  2. Happy Anniversary, you crazy kids. The restaurant looks very elegant -- enjoy!

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    1. Thank you Debra. We crazy kids will have fun.....ha ha.

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  3. Happy Anniversary, Linda! Great looking picture of the two of you! You didn't mention how long you've been married - I know it doesn't seem as long as the years say. Time goes by so quickly when you love each other. Have a great time on your "surprise outing!"

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    1. Thank you Gail. It is 17 years today. Thanks for sharing that. I just added it to my blog post. Time does fly by. The main thing is we are enjoying life and each other.

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  4. Happy Anniversary to both of you...enjoy a lovely meal! Your gardens never cease to amaze me...they are absolutely gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Jan ♥

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    1. Thank you Jan. We shall enjoy our outing out. We never tire at looking at our gardens. Have a great week. Hugs

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  5. Happy Anniversary Linda! The restaurant looks fabulous as does your garden! Enjoy yourselves!
    XO Mary

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    1. Thank you Mary. I do love the restaurant. It is in an old building in our small town.

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  6. Happy Anniversary! Fun to check in on you and find it is such a special day.

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    1. Good to see you Vee. I so appreciate you happy greeting.

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  7. Happy Anniversary Linda and I hope you enjoy dinner tonight. You have such a gorgeous yard and I love your pool! Enjoy.
    Julie

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    1. Thanks Julie....we are looking forward to some good food. Our yard has been our pride and joy. I love having the pool, even though my husband doesn't care about it much.

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  8. Happy Anniversary to you both!! That looks like a wonderful place to dine at! Too bad the restaurant called but it will still be fantastic I'm sure! That wisteria is amazing. Around here it's a tricky plant to grow- some people have them for years before they'll bloom. Have a fantastic evening!! Hugs, Liz

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    1. Thank you Liz. We have been to this restaurant before, so we know it is good. I wish you could grow wisteria. It's such a beautiful plant. Maybe try Passion Vine. Hugs

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  9. Happy Anniversary..to a lovely loving couple..

    I love your palm trees Linda..to me that's a vacation!

    And I love the adjustable bed idea..queen or king?

    Inquiring minds want to know:)
    I am taking Jacques out to lunch for his bday tomorrow..2 days early because Thursday and Friday are apparently big snow days...yes..did you read right?
    Yes.

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    1. Thank you Monique. The adjustable bed is a split Cal King. We shall have separate bases and mattresses that go up and down and have a massage wave. Lots of research and a better price. Happy birthday to Jacques, even early. Hard to believe more snow is coming your way.

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  10. Happy Anniversary, Linda! I'm sure your dinner will be special, even if you do know about it! Your wisteria is amazing as are all of your gardens! Have a wonderful evening! ♥

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    1. Thanks so much~ I'm hoping for a fantastic dinner and possibly a special dessert with my hubby.

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  11. Happy Anniversary! A new bed is something to celebrate! We stayed in a beach villa several years ago that had such a bed and I thought it was great. May think about that for the next bed....but I love our old southern 4 poster. Choices and decisions. Your gardens look wonderful. Your home is a retreat/resort! Sheila

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    1. Thanks Sheila, yes a new mattress with adjustable bases is going to be so cool.

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  12. So beautiful! I love your garden and you guys look amazing! Happy anniversary!

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    1. Thank you Rebekah, we appreciate your compliment. We are getting older....LOL

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  13. Happy Anniversary to you and Mr. Life!
    Your gardens are beautiful...♥♥♥ the wisteria.

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    1. Marigene....love your choice of Mr. Life. Thank you.

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  14. Happy Anniversary to both of you! Your gardens, pool and yard are stunning. Enjoy your special "surprise" dinner!!

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    1. Thank you Kitty, We are blessed to have such beautiful property.

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  15. Congratulations and its looks like a nice setting. Best wishes!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by with your lovely greeting.

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  16. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy that meal, I am sure it will be spectacular!

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    1. Thanks Barbara, I will let you know how the food is....

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  17. Happy, Happy Anniversary. I bet you will love that place- it looks wonderful!!! Your gardens are gorgeous. Wisteria is one of my very favorites and we cannot grow it this far north...darn it. Your gardens are as beautiful as ever. Happy Spring to you- xo Diana

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    1. Thank you Diana. The restaurant is a very rustic place with lots of character and fine food. Wisteria is a beautiful plant. It is too bad you cannot grow it there. Happy Spring. xo

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  18. Happy Anniversary to you both. Lovely photos! I miss Ca. in the winter and spring.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  19. Happy Anniversary dearest Linda!
    I adore your home and gardens. You have a lovely slice of Paradise! The new bed sounds so comfy. We bought a brand new one when we moved into our new home.
    Wishing you a lovely evening!
    Xo

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  20. Happy Anniversary, Linda! My hubby and mine is tomorrow.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Wow, well, happy anniversary Sheila. I wish you the best!

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  21. Happy Anniversary Linda! What a great surprise your dearest gave you. For the looks of it, it seems Italian, my fave food.
    Your garden and pool area is gorgeous.
    Enjoy your evening and happy upcoming Easter.
    FABBY

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    1. Thank you Fabby, he did try to surprise me. Dinner was delicious! Happy Easter to you too. xo

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  22. Happy Anniversary, Linda! Sounds like a fun romantic dinner. Your garden is amazing! Happy Easter!...Christine

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  23. Happy Anniversary. What a wonderful and romantic spot to have dinner. Wishing you all the best.

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  24. Happy Anniversary!!!
    What wonderful pics.
    Have a nice day

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  25. Good morning to YOU! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Linda, you and your husband look wonderful! And your pool....wow, you live in a paradise! And that restaurant is gorgeous. I wish you many many more years of happiness! Anita

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  26. Happy Anniversary to you too. WOW! I love the wisteria..... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  27. Awwww, happy anniversary to you both! What a darling photo! I loved seeing the restaurant with the cave room...how cool. It was sweet of him to try to surprise you, too.
    Your wisteria is breathtaking, Linda. I have a big painting in my foyer of wisteria cascading over a pergola but I wish I had the real thing instead.

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  28. What a precious photo!! Happy 17th Anniversary and may you have many more wonderful years together. God Bless :)

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  29. Happy Anniversary, Linda! I hope you guys have a great time. Your garden looks gorgeous!xxx Maria

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  30. Hi there,my first visit -I've come over from Blogoratti's blog!

    Your garden looks lovely and that photo of the pool, palm tree and reflection in the pool is just lovely.

    Happy Anniversary - I'm sure your meal will be / was delicious.

    All the best Jan

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  31. Your pool looks so inviting. Happy Anniversary again!..Christine

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