Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Hard Day's Work!

On Wednesdays, lots of bloggers are busy taking outdoor pictures and that includes me. You know why? That's because Susan of http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ is hosting Outdoor Wednesday and lots of us like to share our outdoor spaces. Thanks to Susan for making that possible so be sure to visit her blog and the blogs of all her participants.Last Monday on Met Mon., I showed you our new gazebo as it was being assembled and how I added all the plants surrounding it. Today, we moved our wrought iron chairs and table in there and I just want to show you how it looks with them. These chairs have been on the front porch but nobody ever sits there so I think they will get better use in the gazebo.
I really like it, do you? You can enlarge to see more details. One of these days, I will try to see if my wireless will reach all the way out there. Wouldn't it be nice and peaceful to blog right out there?
I also showed you on Met Mon. that this was my next project. Tuesday morning at 8 AM, the gardener came and I started working with him until 4 PM. Boy! Was I tired. This was even harder than the gazebo project. There was so much cleaning to do and we are not done yet. See all that mess? Before today, there was no way you could get me in that area because I am terrified of snakes.
Just look at all this mess!
But it's all clean now. We ran out of bricks. Actually the store ran out. We bought everything they had. LOL! I did not realize that we had so much yard there. This settee matches the set that is in the gazebo but it's too much furniture to add it there so it went here. I love the iron swing! Do you think I should paint it or leave it as is?
I think I will enjoy adding more flowering plants and other accessories here.

I hope you enjoyed seeing more of our yard. I never realized how much work there is in a yard. It's non stop but I am enjoying it and sweating so much. Maybe I will finally lose weight.
Thanks Susan, for hosting yet another fun meme and thanks to all for coming by!







21 comments:

Justine said...

Holy cow, it's coming out beautifully, but I can see it was a LoT of work. But, if you hired and paid a gardener, what the heck were you doing out there hacking away at weeds?

Justine :o )

marty39 said...

Oh Christine, your yard is turning out so gorgeous. I love all the different areas you are creating to enjoy the outdoors. It is a lot of work,but starting to look so wonderful. Hugs, Marty

mbkatc230 said...

This is coming together so beautifully Christine. And I'm with you, what a fantastic place to relax with your blog! I like the swing the way it is, rustic and charming. Kathy

Blondie's Journal said...

It is so obvious what a huge undertaking this project was. You must be so sore by the end of the day. Forget losing weight, Christine, you are going to have muscles!! lol!!

I love everything!! The wrought iron furniture looks perfect in the gazebo. There are so many waterproof cushions and pillows on the market now too, if you are interested in making it more comfy. We have Sunbrella on our patio in a cream color and it always looks clean. I spilled a little Pepsi on a cushion last week and it just sat there, never penetrating! Wow!!

I love the arbor too. What a great job you did. Everything blends with nature so well. I wouldn't paint it. A nice idea would be to put a fire chimney or a small patio bonfire thingie there. That would help with bugs if you are sitting there and would be so pretty at night. Gee, I am decorating your backyard!! lol!!

Just love everything, Christine!!

xoxo
Jane

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Christine, your hard work is paying off beautifully ~ I love it all.

I favor "rustic" looking, so I'd probably leave it just as it is.

Lovely post! Thank you for sharing all that you've been doing ~ it's so much fun to see it come together.

susan said...

Christine--No one can ever accuse you of doing something half heartedly!:) You are moving at lightening speed ann it all looks great!

imjacobsmom said...

Christine, I love your new gazebo, I missed your post yesterday for Met Monday, so I'm glad you included in today's post too. It is so interesting. I'm going to have to go back and read that one now. I know how hard it is to clear a setting in the woods. My first house was set in a wooded lot and we had lots of clearing to do - without the help of a gardener - I may add. It was hard work! I like Jane's suggestion of adding a firepit to the area. ~ Robyn

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

You really work fast Christine :-) I like the blue chairs in the gazebo. Nice contrast of colors. Oh yes, wouldn't it be nice to blog in that area.

I like the bench/swing as is. Somehow the natural color works well with it surroundings - very forest like. oh but that is just me. I'm sure whatever you decide it'll look great - you have an eye for it :-)

Li

Really Rainey said...

Wow you did so much work! I have to into my hot tub just from looking at all your yard work! It really is satisfying tho isn't it? Everything looks so beautiful...
Have a great week!
~Really Rainey~

Regina said...

Nice place. I like the gazebo. Looks cozy.

Riet said...

That must have been a lot of work but I am sure it is going to be beautiful

Cindy said...

I so love your new gazebo Christine! It's a beauty and with your new pool, well wow girl, just gorgeous! Are there lots of snakes by you? My mom is so freaked out by snakes and says she could never live in the south because of that. We have snakes here too but not too many scary ones. Cindy

Carrie said...

Love it! You have a beautiful yard.

foxxy said...

Oh my! Your outdoor space is lovely! Love your gazebo! I wish i had vision like that. I have a small yard and I can't do anything with it.

Janie's World said...

The gazebo looks great and your new space if awesome. I can't wait to see the plants grow.

Mary said...

What a lovely oasis you have created for your family. It is beautiful as are your photos of it. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

shopannies said...

what a serene little garden

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, your iron furniture is perfect in the gazebo and all of your flowers look so pretty around the base of it. Your brick patio looks lovely, and what a nice place to sit and relax. You have been working so hard. I hope you are able to get some rest before your guests arrive. laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, your iron furniture is perfect in the gazebo and all of your flowers look so pretty around the base of it. Your brick patio looks lovely, and what a nice place to sit and relax. You have been working so hard. I hope you are able to get some rest before your guests arrive. laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, your iron furniture is perfect in the gazebo and all of your flowers look so pretty around the base of it. Your brick patio looks lovely, and what a nice place to sit and relax. You have been working so hard. I hope you are able to get some rest before your guests arrive. laurie

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Everything is looking so so pretty! When you have a vision, you really get out there and get it done!

Here's another part of your home that is calling to me :o) I have to say it again...how fun it would be to live near enough to visit you for a cup of tea... (actually, for you, it is a good thing I don't live near...I wouldnt want to be like Erkel on that old show Family Matters,the annoying neighbor that shows up at any time, all the time! haha)

Very beautiful!
Blessings & Aloha!

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