Hi everyone!! It has been a long time. We've been up to our ears in stuff to do, and blogging has been the last thing on my seemingly endless things to do. But, today, I thought I'd pop in to say hi.
Every year, I love to bring all my house plants out onto the back porch. I finally did that on Monday. They seem so much happier out there in the fresh air.
When we finally get our new old farmhouse in livable condition, I'm going to miss this porch. It's probably the thing about this house I will miss the most. It's wide enough for a table. Our farmhouse has 2 porches - a back porch that wraps around a bit, and a front porch. Neither porch is wide enough to accommodate our table. But, since I'm thrilled with the rest of the house and the property, we will happily figure out some alternative.
In addition to bringing the inside plants out, I like to plant some annuals in pots for splashes of color.
Here is where I enjoy taking my tea (or coffee depending on what the day has brought me).
Notice my bay tree in the dark green pot. I just up potted that into a pot more than twice the size of the original!!! Boy does it look MUCH happier in it's new home. (Although a bit crooked, it seems... Note to self: take care of the crooked tree.)
And, a view from the swing into the back yard.
In the way back, by the fence, you can spot our compost bins. We found some galvanized burn cans with predrilled holes in them at our local hardware store. They are perfect for neighborhood dwellings since they keep out the animals. Guess what is hiding in the bush right off the porch!?!?!?!?!
Yup! You guessed it - baby cardinals. How cute they are!