Monday, March 28, 2016

Join Me on the Terrace

It is a beautiful day in South Texas!  The kind of day I wish I could bottle
up and keep forever.  I had coffee out on the terrace this morning.  It was
so relaxing to listen to the birds and here the fountain in the background.
Shear bliss.

I added some new cushions to our vintage wrought iron furniture.
I kept the colors in the cool greens to give the illusion of a cool and
serene spot under our hot Texas sun.

The everblooming azaleas are in the background.  I thank our previous
home owners for planting them.  They were thoughtful to see that something
is flowering or bearing pretty berries in virtually every season.

Notice that Bentley is no where to be found.  Normally, he is right
out here with me.  However, he had a very busy weekend and is 
inside doing some very serious napping.  He often naps quite
soundly on Mondays ;-)  Not to worry though, he will be rested
and ready in no time.

I have cleaned up the porch and patio three times in the past couple
of days.  At the moment it is pollen free, but don't know how long
that will last.

Did you notice my ferns?  Love them.  As long as they are kept
evenly moist they should thrive through next fall.

I do need to give the wicker a coat of paint.  That's another 

I put this bowl of succulents on the coffee table in front of the settee.
I love them!  Succulents are my new planting passion.

So now that the cushions are on the wrought iron furniture, the 
ferns are hung and pollen swept away, we can enjoy it while we
can before the hot humid South Texas summer arrives.

I just checked on Bentley.  Still napping and dreaming too :-)

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley


  1. What a beautiful spot you have there! I imagine that if it were mine, I'd be spending a lot of time outside, with book and cool drink.

  2. Linda casa...você mora no paraiso !!!

  3. Susan, it's just beautiful out there!!

  4. It is all just so lovely, sister! Give Bentley a big hug from Aunt Robin when he wakes up!

  5. A really lovely spot to sit and start the day.

  6. I love your patio! That vintage iron patio set still looks in great shape and I love the new cushions you got. That bright green is a great color choice.

    I would love it if you could share this at the Dishing It & Digging It Link Party.


  7. What a beautiful place to relax!!! I love it!!
    Our beloved gazebo was recently destroyed by a portion of our old elm tree falling on it so until we can replace it - we are sitting under the tree on our deck. Any time you can sit outside and enjoy the birds, fountains and all of nature is a good thing! I'm trying not to think of the oven hot weeks and months when I feel like I'm being held hostage in my own house because it's too hot to go outside!

  8. Would absolutely love to sit on your terrace and just talk and talk and talk!! LOL It looks great!


  9. Your patio is fabulous. There is such good shade back there. Where did you get your cushions? I tried to find some last year and ended up making them because I couldn't find them anywhere for larger size pads. Poor Bentley. What a life.

  10. Susan, your terrace is just beautiful! What a great place for morning coffee! The pollen is so bad here, that all I do is sneeze when I go outside! Hopefully it will be gone soon!
    Pam @ Everyday Living

  11. This is so inviting I would never want to come inside! We would love for you to share the at Celebrate Your Story link party. Here is the link for this week’s party Hope you can join us and have a great week!


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