What is your favorite time of day to be outdoors on the patio or backyard?
For me, it is most definitely morning. Coffee on the deck is one my favorite simple pleasures.
When I was working full time, this ritual was definitely a weekend thing. There was no time for relaxing while I was rushing out the door to catch a train.
But sometimes on a weekday morning, even if there was no time for drinking a cup of coffee, I'd try to find a minute to stand on the deck and drink in "home."
Then, I'd take a sip of that vision whenever I needed it to help get me through a stressful day.
No more of that, thankfully!
Nevertheless, I am so ready for summer, and now my deck is, too.
If you've been following along, you know I've been "deck-orating."
I bought new pillows, and this rug in sage green.
We finally got rid of our ugly doggy gate, and put up new deck railings.
Here's what my deck looked like before we got new furniture...
And here's what it looks like now…
It's my new "happy place."
It has always been a place for good times…
Reading the Sunday papers
Summer night talks
The flower pots are done.
I've got my tiny herb garden, too...
Basil for ensalada caprese
Mint for mojitos
Rosemary for grilled chicken
and Lavender just because...
We're growing some grape tomatoes, too. There are no better tomatoes than New Jersey tomatoes!
I was just about to go outside with a cup of joe and enjoy the peace and quiet…but the gardeners are delivering the trees to finish our backyard landscaping.
So much for quiet, but at least it's for a good reason. I can't wait to get some of our privacy back!
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Till next time,