Sunshine and warmer temperatures are making me dream of conservatories.
I love the way this looks right next to the pool, and it would be wonderful during the Summer months. If I were really going to have a conservatory, I’d want it attached to the house, so I could also use it in the Winter months. I’m not going to walk out into the cold to sit inside a conservatory.
I do think it would be nice to sit inside, looking out at snow falling, or snow covering the ground.
And just sitting in a conservatory, enjoying a beautiful view would be wonderful.
I like the way it looks as if someone could practically dive into the pool from inside this conservatory! With my
clumsiness lack of coordination, I can visualize me falling into the pool with a tray of food or beverages while carrying them to the conservatory!
Aren’t they all charming?
I’d want a telescope inside, so I could look up at the stars at night.
I did a little research into the difference between an orangery and a conservatory. Although an orangery was originally used for growing tropical fruit trees, the term seems to currently be used as an more of an extension and/or more permanent addition to your home than a conservatory.
Today, the structure is referred to as a conservatory if it is made entirely of glass, and as an orangery if other materials are used, so that the structure can be heated for year-round use. Maybe what I’m dreaming of is an orangery. With the Winter we’ve had, a conservatory wouldn’t have had much use, so I can understand why a conservatory is often referred to as a folly.
Thank you for coming to dream with me. laurie
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