My heart pitter-patters for this gorgeous patio from re-nest.com:
The bright pops of color in this backyard are lovely:
And we have to have a fire pit, obviously:
Right now our yard is pretty sad. We have no grass, we're waiting for our cesspool to be dug up and changed to a septic (which will tear up the yard), we need to put up fencing to enclose the yard for the dog, and we have no landscaping going on.
I'm looking forward to getting our hands dirty this spring and summer as we transform our blah backyard into a little sanctuary. Might not look as nice as these pictures, but it will be just right for us.