Sunday, August 15, 2010

Small Fountain Area Changes

I have a little met for today. Can you spot it? Of course you can't, that is why I am changing things around, mostly moving plants.

The kumquat tree has grown, covering the small lion fountain I have hanging on the brick wall. So, I moved the plants around and now, can you see it?

I am linking with Marty at

I am also linking with Sally for Blue Monday at

Susan for Metamorphosis Monday at

Mellow Yellow Monday at

Mary for Mosaic Monday at

Here is a close up of the fountain. It's mosaic and it has blue and yellow flowers.

I can even see the fountain when I am blogging all the way from our home office.

Showing you what's on the little iron tabletop in front of the bench, they're just mostly candles and a plant.

I added more plants to the top of the outdoor dining table and moved things around a little.

The bees stayed. I like them there.

I moved the terrarium from the breakfast nook inside the house, to the back porch and placed it on top of the cooler.

I hope you enjoyed my mimi met for today. It seems little but I really moved a lot of plants around plus cleaned the area with a hose. There were lots of leaves caught up in the corner.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks to our gracious hostesses for these fun memes.


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Christine,
I almost couldnt find the comment button, it's kind of hidden by a pic. The patio area is so gorgeous!
You have created such an oasis for your family and friends. I love it all,your fountain is so pretty and that pool area is awesome!

Terra said...

Yes, you did well by moving the plant so you can see the lion fountain. Could that be a "green man" and not a lion? From British mythology.

Debbie said...

I love your changes Christine...I really love that fountain.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christine. I just love that fountain and you sure don't want it hiding behind plants. I just love your whole pool area. If I had a pool I would do laps everyday. Sigh.

Lynn said...

I love your blog. Everything is so pretty!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What I wouldn't give to have that pool this summer! You even have a have a hotel at home and yet you are gone so much! Everything is lovely as always...hope your weekend was wonderful!

Snap said...


Moving your plants around mean they are happy and growing!!! Lovely! I like to see the fountain and to hear it. So relaxing.

Lavender Cottage said...

Oh, to have the view you do from your office.
The lion's head fountain was worth uncovering, and sharing.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I love your patio/garden area - So pretty! Heat here as taken a tow on my plants and have had to haul some to the garbage.:( Hope your Mother got some rest after her ordeal at the hotel.
Have a great week!

Traci said...

Goodness, your patio area is luxurious! Awesome fountain, too!

Bobbi said...

Hi, everything is so lovely! Thank you so much for sharing this beauty! I hope that you have a wonderful new week!

Shelia said...

Hi Christine!! Oh, I love your fountain!! Everything is just so gorgeous!!! I love seeing it and everything you do.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jacqueline said...

Oh, everything is just gorgeous. You have the nicest yard and such a lovely pool area. I love your Paris plate tablescape in your header now. I bought some of those and just think they are wonderful.

I am tagging you for an award on my blog (as soon as I get it up and posted).

Carol at Serendipity said...


What a lovely area. Good job.

I just read your previous post - that had to be an adventure. Glad all ended well.

Have a great week.


SmilingSally said...

I'm sure that you and John are enjoying that blue pool and patio this hot summer.

Happy Blue Monday!

susan said...

Christine-You have a lush garden oasis back there!!! I wish I had a fountain somewhere--I love them..Is that a daffodil blooming in the terrarium????

chubskulit said...

You are living in a paradise Christine!

Nancy said...


Your yard is a paradise! It is just gorgeous. I started relaxing just looking around! Love the water fountain.


Wanda Lee said...

Hello there Christine,

These pictures of your pool and patio area are just fabulous!

Thanks for sharing this with us!..,

~Oh do also come by and enjoy this week's delightful; 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland'!..,

.., Please come and join us for our weekly blog tea parties; for my 44th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', my 35th, 'Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee', as well as for my shared meme with my dear friend Pam for our 16th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'; there are many new delights that await you this week!

..,We always love having you join us and we thank you very much for also joining us in the past!..,

*We;(Pam and I both, respectively);we both work full time as self-employed persons and we sincerely apologize when we are unable to get back to you as soon as we would prefer!..,Your blog posts are always so wonderful!

Have a marvelous week! ~ Hope to see you soon dear lady!

Cheers and hugs from wanda Lee

Kathleen said...

Looks like that lion was spitting mad you had him covered!
It looks very lush and calm back there, but I bet it is hot!
We finally got some cooler weather!

Jeanne said...

Hi Christine, thank you for your visit today. I'm happy you enjoyed the makeover for my daughter's bedroom.

Your outdoor space is beautiful. I know you moved around your plants and it all looks so comfortable and inviting. I love that you took lots of photos of the many details in your space. The background with the pool makes me want to take a swim. We sold our home with our pool a few years ago. Here in the mountains we do not have a place that isn't going down hill. Smile. Pools are a lot of work and I only miss it when I see a lovely pool like yours.

Happy Blue Monday.
Hugs, Jeanne

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, your yard is just such a dream. I can't imagine that you can do anything else to make it any more wonderful. I have serious envy. Love everything about it. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Through My Red Door said...

What a peaceful looking place to sit and relax. It's beautiful. I love your fountain!

Marlis said...

Christine, I love the new look. although something as simple as moving plants can seem like not very much... it had a big impact on your already gorgeous back yard. I love the fountain.!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Christine, as always, you have such a lovely home!

I am sorry that it has been forever since I have been by! I barely get my one post up a week!

Blessings & Aloha!

Dredd said...

Christine, sitting to a garden like yours is sooo invigorating.

Have a lovely thursday/Dredd

Just Breathe said...

I always love seeing your backyard and all you beautiful plants. It's so perfect.

Mary said...

Oh, I LOVE that fountain!!!

Liza said...

Great job. It's beautiful.

Happy MYM.

Liz @ MLC

Junneth said...

Wow! Fantastic arrangement! Great job!

Kay L. Davies said...

What a fun place to be.

Alberta, Canada

Barbara Jean said...

Beautiful patio pictures


barbara jean

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