Tuesday, May 25, 2010


  Hello there!  I am still here alive a kicking…… I have been a bad blogger here lately,,,,, I have been having blogging block,,,,,not much to write about…… have not been busy doing much either,,,,, gosh I hope I am not the only one who has had this problem,,,,,,, for some reason I am having a hard time getting into the swing of things,,, not sure what the problem is…. hope it goes away soon… I have not even been creative,,,,,,,  yes it is true,,,, I know I can’t believe it either……

  I have been by to some of your blogs to see what you all have been up too,,,, I have been keeping up with our Sweet Sherry from Phoenix,,, I am so happy that she is home and doing better,,,,, Praise the Lord for that…. I Pray that she continues to do better each day……   So I think I am getting back to normal again…….. I hope…lol  I have been working on my Patio,,,,, getting some new plants and making it a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by….. I do love to sit out there when it is not too hot,,, it faces the west and when the Sun hits in in the after noon,,,, Wow!!!! it gets really warm…… but the cloudy days it is really nice…   I have some photos to share so I will stop  talking and show you…. 

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I love this plant…. it is so pretty……

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Sorry for so many photos,,,,,,, I still have lots more I want to do to it,,, but so far it is looking pretty good….   I am planning on getting a trellis so I can plant a Wisteria I love those,,, and it will give us some needed privacy not to mention the sent… mmmmm love it…. and I still need to get the window boxes to hang on the railing… a few tables,, and some tiny white lights….. for that evening glow….. the rug we brought back with us,, I love to have a rug out side,, it makes it much nicer looking…… it does need a wash though….you should see my neighbors when I am out there with my vacuum….. it is too funny…… hehehehe.   I have my four arm chandelier to hang too,,, just not sure where to hang it yet.. it is a non working one,, I use candles with it….   Well I hope you enjoyed my patio……  I am having fun putting it together,, getting my hands dirty….. love it,,, love it….  oh I have planted some tomatoes too,,,, they are doing great….. so this fall I will have fresh tomatoes,,,,, we are thinking about getting a dwarf fruit tree,,, that would be wonderful….   the weather has been amazing here,,, I have been to the pool and the water is really great….. I even found a new bathing suite,,,,, and I like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol  on me that is…. which is no easy task…… (wink)

  Well dear friends that is it for now,,, I hope you enjoyed my patio,,,  I am going to be paying you all a visit now,, I can’t wait to see what you have all been doing…….  I will make sure I leave you a comment to let you know I have been by,,,,,, I don’t like to visit and not leave a comment to let you know I have stopped…… so I hope you all have a wonderful week,, and that the weather in your area is as beautiful as it is here,,,,,

And as always thank you all for taking the time to stop by,,, and for you lovely comments…. So until next time;

God Bless;




Vanessa said...

Hello dear! Your patio looks great! It gives some ideas to work around my patio. Hope you're doing fine! xo Vanessa

Connie said...

I think the patio looks quite inviting, sugar. I'd sit out there with ya if I lived there.

Jillian said...

Well now I just want to go sit and read a book! It looks great. Wish I had the time (and solace!)

Thanks for visiting. I too get blogger block but sometimes just do a blah post and move on. It can be frustrating!

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Shelia said...

Hi Alaura! I've missed you. I was just thinking about you this afternoon and was going to check on you and then Mr. Precious came in and said he needed something to eat because he had a meeting...yada yada...you know how it goes.
I was hoping you were feeling okay.
Now look at your patio! It's so lovely! You have the pretties outdoor furniture and your plants look so pretty and healthy!
Thanks for poppin in and I'm so glad you're okay! You'll get over you bloggy bug!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mimi said...

Hi Alaura!!!!
Great shots of your patio!!!!
Love that southern Sunshine!!!!I think it looks so inviting!!!!
Sherry is doing ok, but another infection has come to her, Please Pray!!!
Hugs sweetie,

Naturegirl said...

Alaura you have made yourself a lovely sanctuary on the patio!
Patio gardens are just so cozy. Quite the variety of plants you have..good for you!I was just into someones blog and she plants lettuce in pots now because in the garden they attract slugs so try some lettuce ina pot next to your tomatoe plant..herbs too..basil for sure..tastes great with tomatoes!
I too struggle many a day with moods and nothing to say on my blog..getting harder to come indoors and spend time blogging.Yes I have a laptop top and could take it outside with me but now that garden season is upon us I really love to live and breath the garden life without distractions.
I thank you so much for continuing to stop by my blog and leave me a comment. Continue enjoying creating your patio garden!hugs anna

Kathleen Grace said...

I could see myself enjoying this pretty patio! Thanks for stopping and leaving a comment. I think your blog is gorgeous. Love the gardenias on the post below, I wish I could grow them up here in cold Michigan!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

A lovely patio Alaura....it looks very inviting...I just posted just about the same post about nothin happening!!

Olivia~ said...

Oh my sweetness! Your patio is darling! I love the birdhouse and candles...very relaxing and inviting! Hugs,

JEANNE said...

Hi Alaura,I was just thinking about you and here you are. I have slowed down a bit too. I used to post EVERY day and it became a bit overwhelming so Now I just do what I can. Thank you for your visit.

Your patio looks so charming and homey with your lovely plants. I would love to sit out there and relax. Good job. Are you doing Beverly's Pink Saturday birthday party? It should be fun.

Just do what you can and enjoy blogging. It can be a burden if you let it.

Hugs, Jeanne

BT said...

Gosh, how big is your patio? A fruit tree, a rug and goodness knows what else all fit on there! Tomatoes and lights. Is it in an apartment block? I love lots of photos, as you will have seen when you popped over to my blog! What fun you're having. xx

Nishant said...

Hope you're doing fine
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