This patio with concrete bench was made in 2002. Twelve years ago? I was completely unaware how much time passed by since we made it. Every now and then it needs to be repainted because the falling leaves and rain make it dirty. There is also a nice oak table there but it is always covered, unrighteously so, with the wax table cloth to protect it, again, from the rain.
I always wanted to make a roof over it but somehow, money was needed for some other things.
This year, finally, the time has come to do it. I cannot tell you how happy I am. I am sure I will spend more time sitting here, having coffee, lunch, dinner. In summer it was too hot sitting there as the site is in a full sun in the afternoon. The roof is nearly finished, it just needs some support beams under the roof and between the columns to prevent the construction to wobble. But, I had my morning coffee today on my old-new sitting place.
I have scrubbed the patio and painted the bench white. My plan is to plant a kind of climber beside the column to go high up to the roof. Would it be a rose or a clematis or something else I haven't decide yet.