Hide the downspout with a trellis. Hide your rain spout by transforming into a decorative climbing support for your favorite flowering climbing vine. I really like this idea and it looks great too. - Gardening For Life
Where the dogs have worn the path down. Utilize reclaimed pallet wood to build a rustic wooden walkway. You can use it to link two areas of your backyard, or to add some character to a quiet corner. Get the tutorial at Funky Junk Interiors.
I would love to walk under this gorgeous canopy and allow the dense foliage provide cool shade during the warmer months, then as the weather cools and the leaves fall, the winter sun is allowed to penetrate. The flowers are highly scented.