Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer in the Backyard

The grass is having a hard time staying green in this 98 degree weather. The flowers are constantly needing a drink of water but I love this time of year. I love things when they are alive and so colorful. It makes all the hard work worthwhile.

Our backyard brings us so much enjoyment. We watch the birds having their breakfast while we are eating ours. I thought I'd share a few pics with you today.

I'm linking to Outdoor Wednesday http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ . Be sure to go visit and be inspired.

Follow me and we'll take a little tour. Visitors are always welcome!

Come, have a seat, and visit awhile. We can put up the umbrellas if it gets too hot.

We may get to see a hummingbird while we talk.

We've been busy this year resealing the patio and repainting all the furniture.

We usually eat breakfast and sometimes lunch at this table. We do barbecue for dinner but usually have to eat inside with the extreme heat we've been having.

We escape to the other side of the patio where our gazebo sets when it is too sunny and hot.

Thanks for visiting today. I love hearing from you.
Thanks for all the prayers for my hubby's recent surgery. He had a slight set back. They had to drain the knee after two weeks to relieve the pressure and alleviate the pain. He is doing physical therapy again and making good progress.
Forgive me for not being able to visit you lately. I'll be around soon!


Jennifer said...

Wow - what a lovely yard! Thanks so much for the invitation, the tour and all the photos (so close to almost being there!) Such beautiful work and pride in your yard just reminds me of my dad...he had a yard just as wonderful and it was his passion to putz all day in his yard....goodness, he would love your pictures!

Keep cool:) We are sharing your heat. Better go give those flowers a drink now!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

It is beautiful! I will take a glass of vanilla ice tea and a piece of peanut butter chocolate treats in the gazebo please. Light the mosquito lamps...I don't like them, but I love the company y'all!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love your back yard!! It's so beautiful and relaxing. My flower pots are in constant need of watering also but that's because of the wind we get here on a daily basis. Love the wicker furniture. Could get very comfy in there!!!

Susie Homemaker said...

What a gorgeous yard! It really shows your pride of ownership! Everything is so lovely...

And, what perfect seating areas...I would love to sit and watch for the hummingbirds to arrive...

Have a wonderful evening,

Mrs. G said...

Your yard looks beautiful. Your gazebo area looks so inviting. I wish we had a covered area on our terrace but we are affraid that the wind would blow over any arrangement like yours so we avoid the back yard when it gets too hot.
The weather here in Michigan has been beautiful. I hope it stays this way for your visit north.

Mrs. G said...

Oh, and I forgot to say that I hope your husband continues to progress in his recovery from his surgery.

Average Girl said...

So beautifully manicured! I don't think I have seen grass that perfect before! Need to know your secret!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Girlfriend,
Oh my goodness I love your yard and patio. Your flowers are lovely. Every inch is gorgeous. We also repainted our textured patio this season and painted the house trim. So glad it's done because now it is way too hot for that.

I never had vanilla ice tea that Ceekay mentions. You'll have to give me that recipe. I drink ice tea all day long.

Yes, if you are coming to Texas we sure will meet. South Texas is bracing for the hurricane now and we are having rains here too. We really need the rain. The hot temps here have been brutal for the grass and flowers. I can see the water meter running in circles!!LOL!!

Love your post and pics. Just a most relaxing and beautiful yard.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope your hubby's knee is improving. Sorry to hear about the setback. Best wishes to him for a quick recovery.

Have a wonderful 4th. Love your blog background.
Blessings and hugs, Celestina Marie

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Your poor hubby! I hope he get's better soon!
Your yard is so wonderful! I can imagine the heat would keep you out of the yard in the middle of the day! oh my!!!
Oh yes! Thank God for our L3's , yes... they do give us strength!
Have a pretty night,

Mary said...

Love your gazebo~ lovely setting~ your weather is like ours in NC...I'm looking forward to cooler temps this week. Have a great 4th!

The Thrifty Designer said...

Your yard is just lovely! I bet those grandkids love the wide open spaces. Love your MB Sitting room too, what a wonderful retreat.

Happy@Home said...

Your yard is so beautiful and looks like an ideal place to spend time. Your flowers are really pretty and I can just picture the hummingbirds flitting around them.
Everything looks so well manicured and cared for.
So sorry to hear about hubby's set back. Hopefully he can relax in one of your comfy outdoor chairs and enjoy the beauty of your yard until he is completely healed.
BTW, I'm curious about that vanilla tea too :-)

Wendy (The Local Cook) said...

what a nice sunny yard! So jealous.

Linda said...

What a lovely yard. Thanks for the tour. Our temps have neen going up and down lately, but it will soon be hot to stay I'm afraid!

Shelia said...

It may be hot at your house but everything is just so beautiful! I love your little sitting area with the clock and the two chairs! Your yard is gorgeous! Oh, you can snap for me just any time.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

LDH said...

What a delightful time spent touring the beautiful spots throughout your yard. Each photo is so inviting!

Atticmag said...

Your yard is so inviting. And I appreciate you taking the time to stop by while you've got so much going on with dh. Jane F.

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