It is lovely, DD, but you know the saying, be it ever so humble, there is no place like home. My dogs could only be loose down there once a day and then we daren't let Roo loose for fear he'd jump the farm height fences they have. He loves being back, got the zoomies of course.
OK, now for some pretty roses.
You'll see in the photo of Pink Peace that they've put a grape vine on this end verandah. That was to keep the bricks, and house cool in hot weather.