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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Welcome to my Outdoor Living Space


Hi Dear Bloggy Friends!

I sure hope you all are enjoying our 3 day Weekend
as we take this time to say
THANK YOU
to those who have served our country!
I always bring out my FLAG basket and
Flag, which hubby need to hang.

We have enjoyed one of the earliest warming ups
of spring that I can ever remember after living in
Michigan for over 18 years.
That got me spurred on to do more containers of
pretty colors for my Larger patio area.

This has been a much neglected living space.
I decided that I would START...
yes start, to create an outdoor living space
that is inviting for us all.  Now I really
think smaller, cozy spaces are so much
easier to create.  This may take me a few years
to achieve what I am dreaming of in my head...
but
I wanted to give it a try.

18 years ago we had this gorgeous brick pavers walk
way and patio done.  In an attemp to have some green
in our back yard area I added some
hardy perennial geranmiums, daisies, cone flowers
and loads of chives.  This has been such a challenge
as we get FULL ALL DAY SUN!
Yet these plants have seemed to fair pretty well.


 SPRING time around the patio is so pretty and colorful,
as you can see.



Today we are getting our table out so I don't have pictures
of that...but I have tried to create some pretty spaces
around this area we have.
Eventually, when we have the money we'd like to
put some type of retractable awning over this area
to make it just a tad more livable in the
all day sun and heat.


We had a 5 foot drop off from front to back
 when the house was built.  In an attempt to create an area
for us to have ease to the back yard we had to build the patio  up about
2-3 feet.  This  still created a delimma because brick pavers were
not sturdy enough for create that tall of steps.
  We went with a smaller deck off our kitchen. 
 So we have created a little sitting area with
chairs and a bench.
Hubby and I spend many hours in the warm summer
evenings with our kitties enjoying bunnies romping
and birds swooping and chirping.
This year I potted petunias in just about any pot or
container that I had.  These flowers seem to fair
pretty well with the all day heat...
if I remember to water! lol






Chloes likes to sit and watch the approaching birdies
as they try to eat!


It really is so cool to see all the hard work of planting and
setting up this space on pictures.  I hope you enjoy
my small piece of liveable space that I hope I am
creating for my family to enjoy during
to warmer days of summer!

UPDATE!
Our sweet Chloe is snuggling with her daddy!
She has been diagnosed now for sure with Kidney Failure!
Did you know that this is the leading killer of elder cats?
We are working weekly with our vet to make sure she
is well cared for and comfortable.
She has perked up a bit and seems so happy to be
near or snuggling with us.
We will love her until its her time to go!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I love to ready and hear your comments!
Be Blessed,
Lorena


5 comments:

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Wow! It is beautiful . Have you checked out my artist call a couple of posts past?

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

It's very inviting and pretty with all your flowers! Hubby and I were weeding the flower garden today..so we can plant some veggies and flower seeds.
Sorry to read about Chloe...I know you'll make her very happy.
Warmly,
deb

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Lorena, can you send me your address for the artist call? elee@srt.com

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Lorena, I've so enjoyed seeing pics of the exterior of your pretty home. I've seen the front before but never the back. LOVE all the pretty patterned brickwork. So sorry about Chloe but I know you will take very good care of her. Our sweet Sissy is on 5 meds per day now but is much more comfortable.

I'm gearing up for my 3rd annual WEDDING BLOG PARTY next Friday (June 8th) and would so love it if you could join us! Please stop by and read all about it!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Lorena,
What a beautiful outdoor psace you have!
And you have decorated it with many pretties!!

Hugs,
Deb