Monday, June 29, 2015

A Second Look

 
 
I had someone ask if the fountain worked or was just for display.  Yes, the lions head fountain works.  It even has a light that sits in the water and glows at night.  I attempted to get a picture of it.
 
 
I am not the best photographer when it comes to night pictures, but you get the idea.

 
It is great to sit on the patio in the evening, listening to the water and seeing the lighted fountain.  I almost feel like I am in France or Italy.....almost.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Peek At The Patio

 
At the back of our house we have a little patio.  When the weather cools down a little bit, we will be spending more time out there.  When that happens I will add some potted flowers and some hanging baskets.  It has been so hot here lately, that I am already watering my veggie pots twice a day.
 
So here is a peek around my patio "so far".
 
Standing by the dining room doors, looking out.
 
 
Close up of the herbs and the cute red metal rooster that my friend Penny from Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen got me a few years back.

 
Lots of tomatoes on the plant.  Can't wait for them to ripen!


 
We bought this lion head fountain, after we moved here.  It looks like old iron, but it is resin and very light weight.
 
We plan on putting some lattice behind it and let some flowering vines climb up around it.

 
 

 
So there you have a little peek of my patio.  Things we hope to do is add the lattice, add more potted plants, add some throw pillows for color and maybe build a raised bed this fall where the container garden is now.