Wednesday, February 22, 2012


 So, yesterday while I was running back and forth across my house (in hopes of keeping my toes), waiting for the phone to ring (insurance agent),  praying for mercy from the gods of electricity (apco),  and making up little ditties about said insurance agent and electric company to the tune of Ce lo Green's F**K YOU, I had a lots of time to think.  I thought about spring, summer, 80 degree days, sunshine, what I wouldn't do for a cup of hot tea...and swimming pools.

Truth be told, I'm really not  a swimming pool kind of girl, if actual swimming is involved, but I do love lounging by a pool...I may even daintily dip my toe in the water on my way back inside for another margarita.

In honor of the fact that the insurance guy will eventually call, the tree will eventually be removed from our roof and that spring will eventually come...I give you these gorgeous backyard swimming pools.
During the 1950's and 60's Palm Springs California had the largest collection of private swimming pools in the world.

Seriously, how is this even possible?  Cool though, right?

The calender says its mid February, but in my mind it's mid June....and I'm living the life   right here by this pool.

Because one waterfall just isn't enough.

 "The Fleishhacker Pool in San Francisco was the largest swimming pool in the United States.  It measured 1,000 by 150 Ft. and was so large that the life guards required kayaks for patrol.  It was closed in 1971 due to low patronage."    Wikkipedia

 "If you go parachuting, and your parachute doesn't open, and your friends are all watching you fall, I think a funny gag would be to pretend you were swimming."   Jack Handy

 "If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do all the rest have to drown too?"   Steven Wright
"Swimmers just smell better"   Anonymous

What's your opinion of backyard pools?  Do you have one?  Wish you did?
Braxton occasionally talks about putting in a pool, he grew up with pools, but so far I've managed to talk him out of it.
BTW:  Thank you Braxton for your post yesterday, you really are hysterical, but in a good way!

Have a beautiful day.

1 comment:

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Gee -- glad your electricity is back on. Hope your tree on the roof is easily removed too. Thanks for stopping by my Mardi Gras table....I would love to eat my way through New Orleans (but not at Mardi Gras) --- I think I would enjoy the festivities in a bit calmer place --- you know, just a little naughty with at wink and a twinkle in your eyes.

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