It's the time of year hear when we start to spend more and more time outside.We hanker for every little second we can get, so we can store up those good feelings for a winter reserve.
There's lots of dreaming going on too. As summer approaches, cue the 'things I want to do this summer' lists. One of the things we love to do in the beautiful weather is spend time in the yard.
We may call it The Bates Estate, but in reality it is a humble little cottage, with an above ground pool and small patio, a fire pit, a shed that needs a desperate purging and cleaning, and of course gardens (both flower and veg) that need to be mulched. Then there is always weeding, cutting the grass and weed whacking that always on the to do list.
Much the same all over the world I imagine.
So let's take a moment and go back to that dreaming I was telling you about.
Some wonderful things I'd love to incorporate into the Bates Estate.
Wouldn't it be wonderful to dine here? (of course, before the mosquitoes come out)
I love the vegetable garden surround the dining area, and that dangling ivy. Quite magical.
Or perhaps we shall dine under this wondrous canopy. The only thing missing from this picture is a glass of wine.
I quite like the rustic tin shack feel of this little beach-side retreat. I could be quite happy lounging on
that porch. It's got character.
Like a more 'put together feeling'? This one's for you.
I'd love to do some transplanting in this sweetest of sweet potting sheds.
If my shed looked like this, I'd live in it.
Tired of toiling in the garden shed? Take a seat on this palette deck.
OK, that's enough outdoor dreaming for today. Get back to work!
In honor of the start of the World Cup today (anybody else crazy enough to set their alarm at 2am to watch USA matches in previous cups?), kick it from here to Brazil and back today. Happy Thursday.
Ciao for now,