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.


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


i love our veggie garden ...


and our herb garden


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


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


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


a big thanks to jane - the host of corner view


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 !!


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!

Ana Cristina Abreu 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

;) 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!

Anonymous June 11, 2009 at 1:43 AM  

what a lovely space. thanks for sharing.

Traveling Mama 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!

Elizabeth June 11, 2009 at 5:46 AM  

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

et lille oejeblik - a little moment 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!

Anonymous 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.

Palmer and Co June 11, 2009 at 12:14 PM  

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

Liz 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!

Unknown 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/FarEastLogbook June 12, 2009 at 1:59 PM  

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

Artificial Blogger June 12, 2009 at 5:34 PM  

Your view looks great, I love it!


Demara June 12, 2009 at 7:03 PM  

nice umbrella.

natsumi 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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