While "Strolling Though Seaside" I was attracted to the garden gates and screens.
Not related to gates and screens are lighting and fences and porches. Pay close attention to the porch railing above. It's almost too much to take in.
Back to the subject at hand: Gates and Screens.
This is a moon gate (above). The circle at the top represents the moon.
I've read that the shape invites the good spirits and turns away the bad.
Wikipedia says moon gates are inviting entrances. That's for sure.
This example shows a very nice pergola gate. I just love those dangling lights. I've seen them in stores and am dying to get some, but I don't have anything to dangle them from.
This gate is a work of art.
I'm serious, I think an artist created this gate for this home.
It's just wonderful sitting at the end of a long pea gravel and brick driveway.
I love every thing about this gate. It echos the shape of the garage door. It has a vine trailing across it.
And it's made of rusty re-bar so it isn't too impressed with itself.
Because the houses and gardens are very close together in Seaside, screens are a must.
This one is interesting--it combines a nice screen with deck seating--good idea.
I never thought I'd like salmon colored adirondack chairs, but after seeing these--maybe I do.
Here's another fine pergola-screen-garden seat.
It's just there as a focal point at the end of a little garden path.