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!
Ah! I can feel the breeze on my face already. Lovely.
Your garden is beautiful! I love your hydrangeas! I need a swing to relax in now. 🙂
the pleasures of homemaking says
That looks like a great place to relax! I love porch swings and I like the little saying you painted on yours! They hydrangeas are doing so well with all the rain we’ve had so far.
PS Can you believe how hot it is already!!!
I LOVE how you painted “A Place To Rest At Day’s End” on your swing! That is such a cute idea!! What a perfect place to sit and relax!
~Karla @ It’s The Little Things…
Rhoda, I loved your post about the under-the-deck patio–I read that months ago when I began stalking your blog. 🙂 But, oh, how happy I am to see your view from the swing! I have an under-the-deck patio, too, and it currently contains nothing. Nothing. Would you please come work your magic on it?
wonderful hygrandeas…I just kove those…can;t wait to get this yar dunder control to plant me some!
its so very cheri says
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What a sweet little oasis you have there. I could easily see relaxing there with a good book or magazine…falling asleep too. Your garden is gorgeous and the little lizard is so cute!
What a lovely spot!
Your hydrangea is gorgeous!
And I love the words on the front of the swing.
I have an area EXACTLY like yours that I want to fix, but when it rains the water comes through the deck down under. Do you have something on the bottom of your deck? I absolutely love it!
Primitiques 'n Poetry says
Ahhh…what beautiful surroundings! The pictures are gorgeous. I swear I can smell the flowers from here. ~Mindy
HA! Our Arizona yard is nothing but rocks and weeds–hardly anything grows here!! Well, it might if I didn’t have such a black thumb! I’d loooove a swing! Your area is lovely–reminds me of our yard in Florida!
Your yard looks absolutely beautiful! I hope my yard will oneday look like that, all put toghether! For now I will settle for some beautiful spots the kids havent trampled yet!!
Susan Lang @ Designing Your Dream Home says
Hydrangeas and lilies are two of my favorite flowers! Beautiful photos… and a peaceful place to relax.
Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage says
That is lovely! It all looks soooo relaxing!
I’m having a Crazy About Chalkboards Party on Friday, June 26th. I hope you’ll join me!
Melissa Miller says
It’s all so pretty!
I just adore the swing.
We have the same taste in magazines. I just bought it as well.
Have a wonderful evening.
* Rho~ Your photography just keeps getting betta’ n’ betta’!!! BUUUT, the pic of the lizard (“gecho”?) on the magnificently breathtaking blue hydrangea should DEFINTELY be enlarged, framed and set out for ALL to see n’ enjoy~~~ it’s almost surreal it’s soooo PRETTY!!!!
Haven and Home says
I love the swing. Maybe sometime we can get together and discuss Birmingham yard sales!!!!
What a lovely spot to hang out at…and catch a little snooze. I love your Hydrangeas…they are on my list of fave flowers.
RN and OSHP says
Your hydrangeas are beautiful!! The Tiger lilys remind me of my great grandma's farm. She had them all over her yard and I loved them as a little girl!