Saturday, June 23, 2012

What is Going on in the Courtyard!

A couple of you have asked for updated pics of my courtyard. As it turns out, I could have used pictures from a couple of years ago as much of it looks the same. I just plant the "same old" each year as that is what survives my neglect.
These are up to date pics. I don't know what caused the blue spots in the upper left corner of the first one - every one I took of that area had them. Glare off the lens I guess.

The two top pots of impatiens are sorta sad looking, as they are victims of squirrels digging in them. :( Not sure what they are digging for, as the pots were newly planted this Spring, so no hickory nuts or acorns from last Fall.
Forgot to take a pic of the area up by the door, but nothing has really changed. This is one I took a while ago, but looks pretty much the same. Except for the purple petunias - they are sorta sad looking right now.


So - That is what's going on in the courtyard these days.

More on this little fella in another post.

Linking up with "Mosaic Monday"
"Outdoor Wednesday"
"Wow Us Wednesday"
"Show and Tell Friday"



Sue said...

My thinking is if it looks good, why change it? The courtyard looks might good, Glenda. Lots of color and greenery! The squirrels are wreaking havoc in my yard, too. I go out and find beds all turned over and I have one pot that gets uprooted every night. Darn squirrels..... And poor lost bird?

Rainey Shafer said...

I agree with Sue... If you like it the way it is... don't change it... And its beautiful!

Richard Cottrell said...

What a delightful retreat for a cool breeze in summer. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Wow! You have gorgeous plants and those ferns are amazing!
Love your furniture too, what a pretty spot you have created!
Thanks for sharing,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's very beautiful. We have baby cardinals at our feeders right now...they are so sweet!

Vee said...

It's looking fine to me! I imagine those squirrels are muttering to themselves and worrying that they're "losing it." That spot looks like a wonderful place for morning coffee.

Lynn Stevens said...

What a gorgeous courtyard. I think I could sit there for hours sipping Iced tea!
hugs Lynn

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

A beautiful space. Valerie

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Everything looks so lush, green, and colorful. Whatever you're doing...just keep doing it:-)

GrandmaK said...

Wonderful post!!! Brightened my day!!! Have a wonderful day! Cahty

Donna said...

Your courtyard is lovely! I love all the flowers and decor you have in your cozy spot. I don't know how you are keeping them so lovely with all the heat!
Can I come sit awhile? LOL

xinex said...

Your courtyard is beautiful as always, Glenda. The bird is so cute!.... Christine

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your courtyard looks lovely, so inviting!
do tell about the little birdie?Thanks so much for your sweet visit and for sharing with us!

Jann Olson said...

When something looks as good as this why change it? It really looks so cozy. What a wonderful place to hang out and watch little birdies.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

It may be the "same old" to you, but it sure looks pretty out there. We are having such a hard time keeping things alive with the heat and no rain for so long I can't remember the last time. Our water bill was awful and the grass is pretty much dead...can't afford to water it too. Doing the rain dance up here!

Kate said...

What a lovely courtyard! A very nice place to sit and watch the world go by!

LV said...

What a coincidence you and I featured flowers today. You want believe it, but a little baby bird just like yours was in my flower bed this week as well.

Cynthia said...

Great pictures. I love the flowers and that bird. Great shot.
Saw you on WUW.


Micupoftea~ said...

Charming patio area...LOVE the birdie!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Great to see the updated courtyard photos! Even though you think it looks the same it's always beautiful to see. What a lovely place to sit and relax.

I had to laugh at the diaper photo below. We had our grandson in the pool yesterday with his regular diaper and not a swim diaper and my gosh that thing was heavy!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What a lovely place to sit and enjoy a cup of tea and a good book! I am constantly finding peanuts all in my flower beds and containers that the squirrels hide and then forget about.

Susan said...

Ha ha ha ha ha Got a kick out of your birdie's comments. Your patio looks great. Susan

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Glenda, your courtyard is beautiful, and so are the potted plants. I can understand why the little birdies want to hang out there. Stay inside and stay cool, it is dangerous out there. We are sitting here listening to thunder now, hoping for some rain from it. Everything here is already dead from the heat and the drought.