Saturday, May 23, 2009

Paradise in San Ramon

They call it the beer garden; I call it paradise. 

Where can you find an exotic blend of colorful plants, whimsical artwork, and serene hospitality - in the Schwab's garden paradise, that's where. Once the cool days of winter give way to the longer, sunnier days of springtime and the plants start to blossom and thrive, the Schwab family will almost certainly insist on entertaining any of their many visitors outside in their backyard paradise. 

Why don't you come along for a visit?

Welcome!

A reflection of the house greets you 
when you enter the garden...

Take a seat in one of the comfortable chairs...

There's no dress code here...

Ice cold beer is always available...

Or wine if you prefer...

Sit back and enjoy the flowers...

And listen to the wind chimes jingling in the soft breeze...


A Moroccan lantern lights up the garden at night...

Tiles from Mexico brighten up the walls...

Another exotic wind chime makes its own music...

Sea turtles gracefully swim towards their destination...

A Calla Lily soaks up the warm sunshine...

Colorful reflecting balls are artfully displayed 
throughout the garden...

A string of chili peppers provides decorative lighting...

Fresh spring growth abounds...

Exotic colors and patterns can be found wherever you look...



A bejeweled fish hangs gracefully from a tree...

Soft shadows form their own artwork...

The hammocks are always popular with the guests...

Sometimes paradise isn't that far away at all! 

6 comments:

Jeff Phillips said...

Hey Linnea - Your pictures of Karl and Angela's garden brought back fond memories, I remember a couple of parties out there and my memory is exactly like your pictures! Thanks for sharing.... - Jeff

chrome3d said...

Paradise in the city. Now that´s a really really good idea!

Oz Girl said...

Loved all your pics, this looks like an awesome place to relax. I really love how they've decorated their gardens.

diane said...

Looks a lovely garden and a nice place to relax.

Chako-chan said...

I enjoyed all the pictures of the paradise and Santa Cruz, and I'm looking forward to more pictures.

Happy travel!!

Ebie said...

What a beautiful place. Aha! that's a TEVA!