What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Reason to Rejoice!!

My camera and connective cable were not not dead, only maimed! With a day of rest, and new batteries...all seems to be working fine now! Hurray! Good-because I have pictures to share! ;-)

This week, I have really been working hard to take care of the not-so-fun but necessary projects that needed to get done, along with trying to put my house BACK together again as it was dismantled piece by piece. Changing winter/summer clothes over and sorting for a yard sale, among other things. I am only half-way done.

Now that the weather has turned nicer, one of my PRIORITIES was to tackle the FUN-and-needed task of getting our patio furniture out on the patio. Since it was used (minus the umbrella) in our KITCHEN during the winter, we now have a huge open field of linoleum in there, pleading for something, ANYTHING, to cover it. I still haven't decided what to do about that.

But no matter-we practically LIVE outside in the warm weather ever since we were gifted our patio set. Lunches are daily eaten on the patio, dinners often and I can ALWAYS be seen sitting out there with one project or another on my lap during naptime (at least until canning goes full speed ahead...)

So-indoors goes out and I have created my own little haven. Come, have a looksie...

Potted geraniums line the stairway-the two upper ones were made even fancier by adding a few other flower and foliage into surprisingly inexpensive (it pays to shop Amish!) urns.

Behind the large table, there is an additional seating area with two chairs and a drink table for guests. It is strategically located in the SHADE of the patio. Behind it is a gorgeous plant (can't think of the name) that I have added white lights to for nighttime entertainment. To the right is a little plastic picnic table for the childlings to sit at and to the left is my newly acquired planter stand. It can be enjoyed from anywhere you sit and seems to create more of an outdoor 'room' atmosphere. As you can see, it needs to be filled up a bit more! :-)

I lined the edge of the patio going out to the yard, with some of my 'herbies'. I have planters on the ground-and more fragile ones up on this make-shift bench (HOPEFULLY to deter any Panda or Dutchess 'accidents' from taking place...) I was quizzing Corynn today on the different mints we have-apple, pinapple, speari and peppermint. She also knows which plant is chives. Give her the summer and she'll know the rest by sight and name.

Here is my big pot of 'herbies'. I am happy to announce, my sage overwintered indoors perfectly well. I have a flowering climber for the cross.

And THAT is my patio! I hope you enjoyed my itty bitty tour!
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