Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Corner View - Out Your Back Window or Door


welcome to australia !

this is our back door. it goes out onto our patio. a place we like to spend lots of time.

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we haven't purchased an outdoor setting yet. we will
but we're spacing out our purchases since moving into our new place
we've ordered bunk beds for the kids room. a new couch is next
the outdoor setting will come in the spring
until then, we spread blankets ...
like on mother's day

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i love our veggie garden ...

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and our herb garden

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and the beautiful sunshine that sometimes gets too hot so we use the umbrella

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and the cool winter nights that are warmed by a fire in the brazier

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if you'll look out the side window for a moment, you'll see one of my favorites sights
my favorite boy hanging out with my favorite man
cooking breakfast in their pajamas
probably talkin' football, a passion they share

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a big thanks to jane - the host of corner view

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last week i put all of the corner view participants into my google reader
two of you (outi and janis) didn't have feeds so aren't there
if you are a participant and aren't there (it seems to be in alphabetical order)
let me know so i don't miss your post !!

35 comments:

Di June 10, 2009 at 7:57 AM  

Your view looks great - I am sure next summer's furniture won't make it any better! I would love to be cooking out in my pyjamas - I think the neighbours would be laughing though!

Thanks for the comment over on my blog - I am enjoying this Corner View project - giving me something to post about ;o)

A Captured Reflection June 10, 2009 at 8:13 AM  

Same here, we need to get some new outdoor furniture. Plenty of time and it's not a concern this time of year so much. The brazier photo makes me feel nice and toasty - I love that you manage to grow things and not kill them (guess who kills plants...) and that umbrella shot is so cool!

Cris Siqueira June 10, 2009 at 8:19 AM  

what a beautiful moment between your hausband and son!!

Joyce June 10, 2009 at 11:38 AM  

What a beautiful view! I would be in heaven to lay on the grass and look up into the clouds. Your herb garden is amazing too. Thanks. xoox

Mari June 10, 2009 at 11:51 AM  

You have a great back yard. The gardens are great!
I tagged you in a post tonight. Join if you like, but don't feel obligated! :)

Janet June 10, 2009 at 12:30 PM  

oh i love that umbrella! and your gardens are lovely.

aimee June 10, 2009 at 1:52 PM  

would love to have an umbrella like this on my patio, but i have a feeling my kids would do something creative with it (read: i don't think it would last very long...)

MisterE June 10, 2009 at 2:46 PM  

Seems like a great place to relax in summer and winter and inbetween. Thanks for sharing.

jane June 10, 2009 at 5:22 PM  

every time i read one of your corner view posts i decide to move to australia. i think breakfast cooked out on the grill just cinched it. thanks bonnie! besos-jane

Le blÖg d'Ötli June 10, 2009 at 5:54 PM  

A sweet little world...

Esti June 10, 2009 at 8:40 PM  

what a great place you have!

Kaylovesvintage June 10, 2009 at 9:32 PM  

that looks like a great place...enjoy your summer

la lune dans le ciel June 10, 2009 at 9:57 PM  

it's cool and I should share with you the grill !;)

Crescent Moon June 10, 2009 at 11:24 PM  

I have never seen an umbrella that attaches to the house like that before. That's very clever!
That last picture is really sweet!

Allison June 11, 2009 at 12:45 AM  

I love the first photo... I've always loved to sit in the shade of an umbrella and soak in the warmth of the day. (not too many of those in Germany) I wouldn't trade my garden space for anything... great post!

Jenell June 11, 2009 at 1:39 AM  

Bonnie, I always feel a little uncomfortable taking pictures of people on the sly, but there's something appealing about it. It's real. The picture of your man and little man is cool, because it tells a story. I can just imagine what they're talkin' about!

ladybug-zen June 11, 2009 at 1:43 AM  

what a lovely space. thanks for sharing.

travelingmama June 11, 2009 at 2:52 AM  

I'd want to spend lots of time out there too! thanks for sharing!

Terri June 11, 2009 at 3:09 AM  

I just LOVE your pictures. I have always wanted to visit Australia. Is it hot or not there? Loved your pictures of the waterfall the other day too. Soooo pretty!

caitlin June 11, 2009 at 3:17 AM  

I think a chicken wandered into your herb garden. Great pictures! I always love your corner views.

nicola June 11, 2009 at 4:10 AM  

i especially love the umbrella shots!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Elizabeth June 11, 2009 at 5:46 AM  

Thanks -- and I do love that last picture. So sweet.

trinsch June 11, 2009 at 6:34 AM  

what a great patio! those blankets look so cozy, who needs a chair if you can cuddle up with your faves in blankets :)

and you've got some nice veggies!

Cabrizette June 11, 2009 at 7:04 AM  

barbecue ! do you have more sausages for me ? Nice photos (again !!!!)

Erin June 11, 2009 at 7:08 AM  

Beautiful herb garden.. can't wait to start one of my own soon! And there's nothing better than a view of your very favorite people. :)

Pamela June 11, 2009 at 9:09 AM  

I love everything about your post - your umbrella, your garden, your brazier - and the final shot is just adorable.

MODsquad June 11, 2009 at 12:14 PM  

We love your backyard!! So cozy! You're herbs looks awesome! Are you using them lots?

Jill M. June 11, 2009 at 1:20 PM  

that's one good looking backyard ya got there!
i think my mom has that exact same chicken. only her's is sitting on top of a random drain in the middle of the yard so the lawnmower doesn't get chewed up.

Daan June 11, 2009 at 3:58 PM  

That's a great place!
The last photo is so beautiful!

Myrtille June 11, 2009 at 9:25 PM  

Australia must be great (as your umbrella)! I love the last picture and your idea to share your google reader with us. Thanks

Cate June 12, 2009 at 12:19 AM  

mmm, breakfast outside? you're so lucky! and picnics are the way to go anyway. love the blankets all spread out and waiting.

Ida Nielsen June 12, 2009 at 1:59 PM  

Oh my, that umbrella is huge :-) I love the last picture, such a precious moment!!

sales June 12, 2009 at 5:34 PM  

Your view looks great, I love it!

Sophie
http://malife.me/

Demara June 12, 2009 at 7:03 PM  

nice umbrella.

n a t s u m i June 14, 2009 at 1:15 PM  

Oh, such a beautiful garden! Your tomatoes are bigger than mine!!!

Have a great weekend! oxox

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