A place to rest at day’s end…..
My favorite outdoor spot right now is right here on my swing. The swing my dad made for me many years ago that I brought over from Georgia and hung up 3 years ago.
And since we got the under deck patio finished last year, this has quickly become my go-to relaxation spot.
All I need is a magazine and I’m good to go.
And here’s my view when I sometimes lay all the way down in the swing with my head on a pillow and my knees propped up. And sometimes I doze off to sleepy town. I’ve always been able to nap really well outside, have you?
A book from my bookcase on my little side table in case I want to read too, an autobiography of one of my favorite artists ever, Gladys Knight, an Atlanta girl (finished this one). And the new fountain is over there. I’ve got big plans for that area too with lots more landscaping. It’s in perfect earshot for the swing and plays some nice background music.
This little iron side table I picked up last year at a yardsale for $4 and found the old piece of marble at Grandma Eleanor’s cottage for free. Perfecto! Holds a cold beverage just right. By the way, Grandma’s house just sold and closed last week. I’ll tell you about that later on.
Looking over to the circular bed I’ve been working on lately.
Another old pot rescued from Grandma’s house holds some caladiums.
And right around the corner, coming in the gate to our backyard is my Endless Summer hydrangea that is just bursting with blooms. My plan is to have lots more of these around.
Say hello to our little friend. We have plenty of these guys around.
And these guys too. Some bunny loves you.
Close up of the blooming hydrangeas.
And some tiger lilies that I just dug up and transplanted from Georgia on my last trip.
So, how about you, do you have a favorite spot in the yard to nap and read? I sure have been enjoying mine, in between all the rain showers lately. Oh well, the rain sure makes for some pretty flowers, but the sun’s been beaming the last few days and summer is officially here. It’s hot!
I’m joining Darlene over at Our Creative Life, for an I Love Summer party. Go on over and check out the links and be inspired about summer yourself.
Also, added to Kimba’s Garden Party!
It's so very lovely! What a wonderful swing and a fantastic spot.
I heart all of your beautiful flowers!
I love hydrageas but unfortunately, they don't grow in Arizona. Yours are gorgeous!!
Kelee Katillac says
Your swing is charming ad the blue hydrangeas–WOW!!!
Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says
Rhoda…just love visiting your back yard and watching it change…I remember when you did the area under the deck. The swing looks so comfy…perfect place to relax and read. Your flowers are beautiful!!! Happy Summer! Susan
Hello Rhoda – your swing is fabulous! May I come over and sit and relax on it? And those hydrangeas are absolutely gorgeous!
Tricia Anne says
I have always admired your back yard and especially your swing. What a nice place to rest.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne
Ps. I went through several of your recipes recently and plan to try them for our family. :o) I will post when I do so. :o)
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
You have quite the green thumb. I love your quote on the garden bench.
Oh wow! I am speechless. You ROCK, nuff said! LOVE it all!
p.s. we have lots of the little lizards too. They are ok outside but I am not to happy when they make in inside! LOL
Rhoda – you have a lovely relaxing outdoor space. I love the swing and your flowers are beautiful!
[email protected] L.O.T.s of Love says
The colors are to die for! I got an endless summer hydrangia last month and can't wait for it to grow and come into full color! GREAT post!
Your view is so beautiful. I love those Hydrangeas. I have to get some of those one of these days.
Your swing & yard is fabulous! I need to make a cushion for our swing. Then I might enjoy it more. We do have an outside bed that is fun to take a nap in. I felt so relaxed looking at your photos. I just wouldn't want to be in your heat & humidity. The heat here in SoCal is bad enough without adding in humidity. Yikes!!!
What a beautiful spot. I'd love to have a glass of tea with you there. I've been wanting a swing for the longest time.
Thanks for sharing!