Which reminds me.....
I wrote to my eleven year old niece about it, describing what an interior design show house was in the first place and allowing as how I did not really know if my discovery was by definition a pergola or not but that she could ask her mom or dad to google for more detail.
"Cool color," I gushed. 'Like a surprise and unexpected and amusing!'
Charlotte wrote back, 'I love it its just a simple garden and then....bam!!! its pink!!!!!!!'
'Your are SO right,' I replied.
'Its so pretty!!! I wish we could have one, but I dont' know how the rest of my family would feel about pink.'
I dont' know either, really, but during the weeks of snow we have been having lately, I found myself trekking up Park Avenue with my rose colored glasses anew, gazing upon Will Ryman's Rose Garden, featuring voluptuous petals that seemed to kiss the snow, to blossoms that reached to the skies, complete with the requisite garden beetle and, I admit, just a few thorns.
Think pink, folks! It's perfectly pertinent!!