Saturday, May 14, 2011

Putting It In To Perspective

I have been showing you bits and pieces of our backyard and the work we are doing on it.  I thought I would show you the whole picture, so you could put it in to perspective.

This is a shot standing in my kitchen garden looking back towards the house.

In it you can see the screen and the potting bench to the left, the pergola to the right and beyond the pergola, the fire pit area.

I am standing on my driveway looking at the kitchen garden in the shot above.


This is the newest addition to our back yard.  It sits between the fire pit area and the pergola.  It still needs to be hooked up.  A trench has to be dug and electric brought out to the fountain and pergola.  We will be hanging those cool Italian cafe type string lights on the pergola when we get electric out there.

This picture is taken from our back porch, looking towards the fire pit and pergola. 

We found some nice, but inexpensive outdoors furniture for our fire pit at Lowe's.

And we put the other furniture we were using around the fire pit, back onto the back porch.  We are still getting pollen, so I have not decorated the back porch yet.

Anyone want to come over for a BBQ and marshmallow roast?
Welcome Home,
Penny
p.s. My curtains are finished and the traverse rod is here.  Mr. Comforts of Home is hanging the rod this week, so stay tuned for the master bath update!

46 comments:

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Wow Penny, your backyard is an oasis for adult fun! I am in love with the layout. It looks great with the stone and I adore that new fountain!~yes the italian lights will be awesome. Can't wait to see the drapes!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your yard is fabulous. I love it all. The pergola and the firepit are fantastic and the kitchen garden is wonderful. Such a beautiful home and garden. Can't wait to see the curtains. Hugs, Marty

Vee said...

What a great yard and so fun to see it in its entirety. Yes, I'd love to come over for a marshmallow roast!

Do you ever have troubles with garden pests...deer? groundhogs? with your kitchen garden out in the open that way? I love Susan Branch's idea for a kitchen garden; she lives in a "jungle" where pests were eating everything in sight.

Looking forward to seeing the curtains!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Penny your back yard looks fabulous!! I'd love to come over for a BBQ. Can't wait to see those curtains! Enjoy your weekend, Martina

April said...

With an outdoor area like that, you bet I'll come on over! You get two thumbs up from me and a hearty BRAVO for a job well done!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love your yard. Now all we need is a cookout! Love that new fountain and can't wait to see your new drapes.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Lovely! And thank you for the comprehensive photos! It's so wonderful when people bother to do this. So we can actually *see* how everything comes together and goes, as it were.

Only one question... Have you ever considered screening in your back porch?

~♥~

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Oh, my goodness. Your backyard is gorgeous and so big! I love it all. I know you've put in lots of work here and it sure does show! Wish we had more space to play in ours! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cozy Little House said...

WOW! You have such a huge space in which to decorate and make rooms. I'm so impressed!
Brenda

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Penny, What a wonderful yard you have! The kitchen garden is fabulous and I love the pergola. Lots of hard work but it looks so great now.
Hugs,
Sherry

Victoria said...

Mr.Comforts of Home stays very busy doesn't he? You have a very level backyard and lots of room for making outdoor rooms. Don't you love a blank palette for envisioning your owns dreams? Everything looks very nice.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Penny, this is sooo pretty! I love how open and sunny your yard is. I have way too many trees and they are messy. You are going to really enjoy this space this summer.

Donnie said...

That looks just lovely. You really are creating quite a comfortable yard. Take care.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I would love to visit sometime. You are in NC correct? I may be heading that way again sometime soon!!

Dawna said...

I would love to visit in your beautiful yard!!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Hey Penny! Love your backyard & porch! I'd love to have a garden like this - raised beds are so neat - can't wait to see pictures of it later this summer! Guess that potting bench will be put to good use :)

Pondside said...

It's beautiful, Penny! What an inspiration you are.

Mimi Sue said...

What can I bring? I make a mean potato salad! We live outside in the summer. Looks like you will too. Mimi

Pat said...

It all looks wonderful Penny. I love the new fountain!

Comeca Jones said...

Grand!

Erin said...

Love your garden Penny! Your back yard is gorgeous and can't wait to see the curtains!

*Ulrike* said...

Such a change from when we were there last year! It all looks really great, and you guys did a very good job! Want to come to my house to help out with the 101 things?! So busy around here yet I'm trying to get caught up looking at everyone's blogs again. I'm now going to see what else you have done at home!

Jenn said...

Looks beautiful :)

see you there! said...

The house, the setting, the garden - everything is just beautiful. The only thing missing is a large bunch of happy people. I hope you do a lot of entertaining and use the space to the maximum.

Darla

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

WOW Penny, your backyard is awesome!!~ I love that you have all those trees, yet they are farther away not to wreak havoc all over your sitting area. Very nice backyard retreat!

At The Picket Fence said...

Everything is just gorgeous Penny! I'm the most jealous of the sunshine though! :-)
Vanessa

Dena said...

So pretty Penny! It is like your very own vacation place out there!

Hugs,
Dena

Miss Jean said...

Your yard is coming along beautifully! I've been sending the links to my son for inspiration as he has a large yard that he needs help with.

Carey said...

Absolutely beautiful! I would love to come over! Your really going to enjoy that yard of yours!

mariondee-designs said...

Wow! all your hard work has paid off Penny as it looks beautiful. I love the paths leading to all the different sections you have created! take care, Maryann

Kathleen Grace said...

Wow! You have gotten so much accomplished in the short time you have been at this house! Amazing spaces and you are going to enjoy them so much this summer. I love the firepit area and the kitchen garden and of course, the pergola. I love seeing how it all relates to the house and as a whole:>)

Sherri said...

Penny, you must feel like you are on vacation everyday with such a beautiful yard!! Everything turned out so nice!!

Sarah said...

Penny, you must have a feeling of great accomplishment when you look at all the improvements you and Mr. Comforts have made to this yard. Looks like a wonderful retreat! ~ Sarah

LW said...

It all looks so wonderful and is coming together very nicely..
You and Mr. Comfort should be very proud on a job well done…

Louise

bj said...

ahhhh...this is just breathtaking, Penny. Just beautiful. What nice work you and Mr. C have done.
What a nice place to relax...and I LOVE those cafe string lights, too, and know they will look amazing.

Jeanne said...

Hello Penny, We are enjoying warm (hot) sunny weather here in Jax, FL. Our grandson's recital was wonderful.

Your back yard is looking beautiful. What a huge amount of work you have done back there. It is stunning really. Bill likes it too. He would never take on projects like this. Truthfully, the yard is an up hill mountain. HA! We love it though. Mother nature provides us with wild black raspberries and wild blackberries. Also figs, but the tree is so big we can't get to them. HA! Our deck garden is giving us strawberries this year. We will be planting late because we will be in Maine all of June.

Your garden looks fab. I hope it grows and gives you lots of good food. We have to beat the grocery stores somehow. Smaller containers and same prices. Such is life.
Great job Penny and your hubs. This is a grand garden plan.
Love, Jeanne
Love Jeanne

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Penny, you've made your backyard a wonderful extension of rooms to enjoy! It will be so wonderful to sit outside under the lights and listen to the fountain on a warm summer night. It looks truly beautiful and peaceful.

Cottage Rose said...

Wow Penny your back yard is just gorgeous... you two have been really busy bees.....the sitting areas are so cozy looking,,,, great place to spend a quite evening star gazing,..... ahhhhhhhh

Hugs;
Alaura

Beverly said...

Penny, it all looks fantastic. Kudos to you and your husband. I know it has been a lot of hard work, but there will be a lot of sweet rewards.

Your new fountain is so pretty. We really enjoy listening to ours.

Sue said...

Your yard is coming along beautifully Penny. You guys must work all the time! We put our back yard area in last year and we love it so I know you will too. Nothing better than a glass of wine sitting out by the fire. Enjoy!
Sue

Eileen said...

What a beautiful space! I love how you've divided it up into various uses - it feels like a great spot to gather.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Well now, it certainly was worth all that hard work...it looks magnificent. And I am loving your header, it looks so beautiful. You must be so pleased. Now you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Karen

Natasha Burns said...

Your yard is amazing, Penny! Love all the work you've done. Your home was incredible before all the work and it's even more incredible now :)
Looking forward to seeing you in October! xo

Jeanne said...

Hi Penny, Jut stopping by to say hello. Another look at your fab back yard is a bonus. Hard work sure pays of.

What is next?

Have a great day.
Hugs, Jeanne

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Penny,
Oh goodness - your back yard is looking fabulous. What a wonderful space to spend time outdoors.
Have fun and relax.
Blessings,
Erin

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I'd love to come and sit around the fire pit! What a wonderful space - it looks very private and secluded!