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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday – Inside-Out Backyard Views

I continue my posts on my one-week visit to Florida.

The Gulf coast residential community where my sister and family live is a beautifully maintained area. Here is a view of the front of the house, with its patterned brick driveway. There had been a rain shower earlier that day.Various container pots and other accessories add color.
My post today is about their backyard, which they are restoring after having lost shrubs and other plants during construction work for converting the screened porch into a four season family room and dining room. I took several photos of the backyard and patio area bordering the new room. Since it was hot outside I just took photos from the inside, through the glass and screened windows.
Cobalt blue ceramic stools surround a glass-topped round table.

A birdbath and various planters await re-arranging on the narrow patio.

The plant containers are of both terracotta and cement.
Inside, iron chairs with wood seats belong outside with their cushions. So does a new hammock. Nearby is a small plant nursery with cuttings my sister is cultivating as part of a fundraising project.
A large dog figure keeps watch over the yard near various potted plants.
The trees in the backyard are favorites of the four grandkids.

Two diminutive Adirondack wooden chairs accommodate the dear young visitors. The one on the left is a rocker.
See more Outdoor Wednesday posts at Susan’s blog, A Southern Daydreamer.


Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Lovely yard. I love the chairs on the patio.


claudie said...

This would have been a great Blue Monday post... I love the table and chairs.
I adore the dog statue.
Your sister's home is wonderful.
Happy OW
Love Claudie

Joyce said...

Glad you had the opportunity to go to Florida and visit your sister. I think she is lucky to have made an all season room too. The backyard looks cute with all those little plants on the side and her brick work is lovely on her patio and drive. Thanks for sharing.

LV said...

Your sister lives in lovely area. Really nice yard and plants that I am sure get a lot of love and tender care.

Irene Toh said...

Such a nice patio. Thank you for sharing.

Regina said...

Nice place and post.

Eleanor said...

I have just been eyeing a large stone dog like the one in your picture for my garden at a local store. Just a bit pricey!

Carrie said...

Very nice backyard. Love the white chairs.

Mary said...

What a beautiful home. The snippets of the garden through the windows are
lovely. I hope you are having a good day.

Love Bears All Things said...

Very pretty. Love the sunroom.
Mama Bear

Blue Creek Home said...

I bet your sister loves the new four season room.
The cobalt stools are great.

jeanne said...

Your phots through the windows actually look great. It all looks beautiful. To be enjoyed more when the weather cools a bit. Your sister's home is very nice. Thanks for sharing this lovely place today.


Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

They're yard looks great and I love the brick driveway! I've always wanted to do that to ours when we replace it!


mbkatc230 said...

What a lovely home. I love the entrance, and that patio area is beautiful. Love the cobalt blue chairs! Kathy

Anonymous said...

Lovely Backyard! I love the great outdoors!

Donna Marie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Nice "Florida home!" I like the patio and driveway too!


SmilingSally said...

Your sister's home is a nice one! Claudie's right; it would make a good Blue Monday post.