What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Pool Party


Photo: Marina Faust

There’s no getting around it. Tomorrow is the first day of Autumn. There’s a distinct chill in the air, and Summer, my favorite season, is over. I kind of feel like I missed the entire season this year. Like everyone, I was stuck at home avoiding people, working my tail off getting ready to retire, and we didn’t go to Fire Island as we have in other years. We’ve also been waiting for our outdoor space to be rebuilt, so somehow the season just got away from me.

When I realized I didn’t get into the water even one time this year, I thought it might make me feel a little better to take a look at some interesting, innovative, inviting pool designs. Some are residential, some are in hotels or resorts, but all look absolutely delicious to me. Boy, am I ever in need of a vacation!

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

16 thoughts on “Pool Party

  1. Keep working on your retirement, Donna!!! I retired in February–perfect timing right before all this mess–and it is wonderful!!

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  2. Some of those looked to be too small to do much swimming but all of them were beautiful. We are still very warm here in Florida. Hal

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  3. Oh my… For the first four months of the pandemic, my introverted self was feeling pretty good! I thought, “This isn’t going to depress me!” Besides, I was incredibly busy transferring everything I do to the new online reality, and taking care of my family of depressed extroverts! But for the past month or so, I’m feeling it. And then the loss of RBG hit us all like a truck (or maybe like the truck following the line of other trucks that have been running over us throughout 2020). I sooooooo need this kind of vacation. Instead, we’re braving the mask-wearing (I hope!) hordes at the airports to take Ella to visit her girlfriend in Austin next week. Don’t get me wrong….I love Austin, and all…but….. well…. yeah. Assuming Fire Island is back for you next summer, can we join you? It’s Ella’s dream trip. Gotta have something to look forward to! 💗💚💙💜💛🧡

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  4. Beautiful. I have always wanted a pool but they are very time consuming with upkeep.

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  5. I, too, never even put on a suit (that is still in its packaging) this summer. Next year!

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  6. Retirement is a great gig. I highly recommend it!

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  7. Oh man. I know you are at least part mermaid so it must be a really cruddy feeling to not have been in the water all Summer. These pools are all very luxurious and sumptuous. I have always been totally cool not owning a pool (responsibility and maintenance) but this is the first Summer when I have been envious of people with their own private pools.

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