Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Outdoor space......

I took some time this morning to take some photos of my outdoor space. If you are anything like me, you enjoy seeing the world that people live in so that when thinking of them, you can picture perfectly where they spend their time. For example, when talking on the phone to someone do you picture where they are in their house? I hope I'm not the only one who does that, otherwise, it might sound kind of strange. Any way, we live 4 miles out of town, which I LOVE , on the farm where my husband grew up. We don't live in the house he grew up in, we actually live in the house next door, which is still part of the family farm. It was at one time referred to as the "honeymoon house." Apparantley, lots of newlyweds lived here. It was also the hired hand house, where the hired hand and his family lived. I think I mentioned before that it sat empty for 20 yrs or so before we decided to COMPLETELY renovate it. There was NO landscaping to speak of, so we had to literally start from scratch. I am blessed to have many good friends and family who would give me starts of flowers, cause we all know how expensive it can get. This little yellow flower is my absolute favorite. It's called an old fashioned button flower. It was given to me by my friend Nancy who got her start from her grandmother. I think she told me once, you can't even buy this anymore, but that was several years back, so I could be mistaken. I have no idea what this is, but I think it's pretty anyway.
When standing on my front porch, this is the view. Right on the other side of the tree line is a new development called "waters edge." There is also a creek that runs through the tree line and is home to wild turkeys, TONS of deer and the trees are home to a family of bald eagles. One day when looking I saw at LEAST 20 deer in the field. We planted lilac bushes all along the fence, and can't wait for the day when they are huge and full of lilacs!!!


This is my front porch. It is small but cozy. Ilove to lite the chanelier in the evening, it is so pretty.


I love the sound of water trickling, so I made this little fountain a few years back.

This is the old dry sink where my fountain sits.

The weather has FINALLY turned and it feels like spring. This is my favorite time to use the porch cause there are'nt any bugs yet. In the middle of summer, the bugs can get pretty bad out here. YUCK!!! I think I am gonna go sit out there now for a bit before I head off to the store. Have a great day!!




13 comments:

Allegra said...

I too love picturing where people are :) How lucky you are to live in such a beautiful place!! Thank you for sharing :)

Jeanneoli said...

I always picture where people are in their homes too. I love your space and all those lilac bushes will be amazing someday!!! Lilacs are one of my favorite. I think it is so sweet that friends helped you with all your landscaping...what a great idea.

C Maisy said...

It all looks beautiful.
I love how much you appreciate what you have. I have farm envy.
Happy Wednesday!
xoxo

the wild raspberry said...

it is breathtaking tricia!
chas

btw...the purple flower is a hardy geranium. love them! {they come in white and pink also}

apriliniowa said...

Chardonnay beneath the chandelier sounds so nice! Your porch is so pretty. As always. Love that statue in your dry sink, by the way. Hope all's well! :)

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

i am EXACTLY like you - and LOVE picturing where people are ... on the phone, and especially now in this blog world! love it.

thanks for letting us 'in' on your outside!

xoxo

blondiensc said...

I do that too Tricia, and I find it funny when I just can't pitcure it..your porch and garden are beautiful...I love that your home has so much history..and the land is amazing! Thank you for sharing, so next time you call, just be sitting on your porch so I know where you are!

Nora said...

I love the front porch and how welcoming it is. I have always wanted a big front porch to invite others in. Thank you for sharing such great pictures!

LuLu said...

It is absolutely gorgeous! your view is amazing and I love your porch! I love seeing the outside of homes thank you for sharing it!
xo,
LuLu

Kasey said...

i want to see more pics!!!!

Lissa said...

can I come over? that looks like such a peaceful place.

Mindy said...

What a pretty farm. Your yellow flower sort of looks like ranunculus. I am pretty certain the second purple flower is geranium sanguineum also called cranesbill. This is the perennial geranium. And yes I always picture folks I am talking to on the phone. Same with blogging.... usually I am eating my cereal. How about you? what do you do while you blog?

littlebyrd said...

Your front porch is WONDERFUL! I have always loved a chandelier on porches. Our house sadly doesn't have a porch. It is the one thing my husband and I both would love to add on to the house.