The summer season has unexpectedly extended into fall. Normally my pool is closed right after Labor Day weekend, but with the unseasonably warm temperatures we decided to enjoy it for a while longer. The patio underwent a complete makeover this summer. We replaced the cement surrounding the pool with bluestone, added new stairs, and replaced the section of our fence that was chain link with a spindle fence that is built into our existing stonewall. To complete the space we added a couple of new furniture pieces and updated older furniture with cushions, pillows, and striped umbrellas in collaboration with Sunbrella.