Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday


     This special garden statue now rests in the new area I have created for my husband behind what we call ‘the little house’.

     Remember how it started with loads of this?


     And so the progress that I have made has created a new, rustic space for his outdoor cooking.


     I am going to move the creche up high onto the brick wall. I think it will look better there. In fact all of these outside items- the churches from Mexico and the cobalt gazing ball will look much better surrounded by plants. All in due time-


     My dear friend Anna gave me the terracotta statue of St. Francis for my birthday this year. I just love it. Look at the birds!


     I propped this iron grate against the wall of the little house. IMGP0554

     This is the area bordering the back of the little house.





     I have so much to do, but the foundation is in place. I would like this area to look lush and tropical, but that will have to wait until next spring-

     Unless of course I find some more plants on the side of the road.

What’s next? A trip to Laredo to get wrought iron benches.


     Thank you to Susan for another wonderful Outdoor Wednesday.

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James said...

What a great area! It's like an oasis.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love your outdoor area and all your decorative touches. St, Franicis is among my favorite Saints.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

From the Old InkWell said...

What a nice place this will be to admire!!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Laura, this is beautiful! Your gravel turned out great, it's not to big at all. You have the start of a lovely cozy spot.

Krystal Kats said...

What a lovely spot for your husband & you to enjoy. I love it very much! good job, can't wait to see the progress on it. Have a lovely evening.

Claudia said...

Thanks for sharing the progression of your wonderful project.

If you have a moment — I would love you to stop by and say hi!

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Blondie's Journal said...

You have done a fabulous job in your yard and garden. I love your St. Francis with the little birds!

I know it will be much more lush next year and can't wait to see it. And what is in the little house? It is so cute!


Barbara said...

Laura, How pretty, I know your husband enjoys his outdoor cooking area. I love your statues.
Happy Wednesday.


My name is Riet said...

What a great place. I love your St.Francis . So beautiful.
Hve a nice day

Kat said...

This really looks wonderful. I love the St. Francis statue, and that really is a beautiful creche. So how does Mr. "no more projects" feel about it now? I bet he's going to really enjoy this area. Kathy

Stacey said...

Look at you! Your gravel is all spread out beautifully. I know that was a huge job but well worth the effort.

It's cold and rainy here so it does my heart good to see that sunny south Texas day. :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a lovely spot! I would love for our backyard to look like something other than the "wooded" look it now has -- soil is sandy and no grass will grow in that much shade -- I'm afraid it's been ignored for years! sigh!

Kammy said...

Hi Laura !
Your yard is so pretty - great beds !

Charlene said...

Grill Daddy should love his new area. Hauling in loads of those rocks is hard work. Remember to enjoy the process as you go. Makes the end of the project even sweeter.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks great. You have put a lot of hard work into it, that is for sure.

Lee said...

Whimsical St. Francis...adorable
You have so much energy.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

This is going to look so nice when you are done. It's looking pretty good already. I bet that smoker is making yummy stuff.

Lori E said...

It looks very warm over at your place. Your pictures brightened up our gray, rainy day.

Sandra said...

Oh Laura, it is beautiful. I love your statue of St Francis and your statue of Mary. Aaah, just beautiful. :) It made me smile. Have you seen my Mary garden? http://mybellarose.blogspot.com/2009/04/outdoor-wednesday_29.html
Have a great day, my friend!

Mary Bergfeld said...

You've been doing some major work in your garden. It is really lovely. I love how you've moved the statuary around. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Joyce said...

It all turned out nicely and I really like your St. Frances statue.

Julie said...

Hi Laura, It all looks so wonderful and peaceful... what a great spot...

trash talk said...

I am not worthy to touch your work gloves! Amazing job, really!!! I love the creche and statue and you're absolutely spot on with your idea of placement.
You've wowed me again!

Marguerite said...

I can see that you've been busy! What a project! It all looks lovely and I especially like the St.Francis statue and the plants. Don't you just love this time of year, in the South?

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Laura, everything looks SO nice. You have done a wonderful job.


Sheila :-)

Regina said...

Wonderful outdoor!

Amy said...

You're a wonderful wife. Such a well thought out, lovely and relaxing space.

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love your outdoor area and all the decorative touches you have added. I especially love the St. Francis statute. Hmm I am going to have to look for one for my garden!

Thank you for sharing it with us!

~ Tracy

Melissa Miller said...

What a gorgeous oudoor garden space Laura.
It's so peaceful. ~Lovely job!

Many Blessings, ~Melissa :)


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