Right outside our bedroom door is a wren that comes back every Spring to have her babies in this Apple Gourd that a friend of mine grew and sent to me.
The orange trees are loaded with new blooms on them that are only days from bursting open to reveal their intoxicating scent.
Come on in and see what is Springing here.
So this is what it really looks like out there until they go away!
I have put some of my Easter things in the yards. Do you see the bunny sitting at the bistro table under the window?
On the back of the house, we have a covered porch that we really use almost year around. I changed the pillows on the wicker settee to some Spring yellow that I made last year, and added my Sprocket pillow in the center.
We love to sit out here on this patio. But in the hottest months of the summer, the evening sun can be brutal. We put up large shade screens a couple of years ago, and I think we could use a third one. The white wicker set is the one I rescued off the curb last year when my neighbors were going to throw it away. I ran up to their door and asked if I could have it. Then I washed and scraped and repainted it, and it is a favorite place to sit here on the patio. That door on the left goes into my sewing room. This used to be Gennifer's bedroom.
This is right outside the little door that goes into the bathroom off the patio. We both keep a pair of garden shoes there to slide into, and of course, my wellies for mucking out the coop.
Shall we go inside? Do you remember the basket I picked up at the thrift shop last week?
The coffee table got a new look too. On the tray I have set a basket that I also lined with moss. I layed a couple of nests in there. One of them is a hummingbird nest clipped from my lemon tree. One of the eggs did not hatch, and is still in it, although broken now. A pretty bird plate that my Mom got for me. And nestled into the right corner is a ceramic bird from my friend and neighbor, Sue.
This is an end table that I bought from Salavation Army for 2.50 and redid it. It is the same maker as my coffee table. What a steal!!
In my little bathroom off the pool I put a little bunny too. Don't be afraid to use cake plates and candlesticks and such to add height to your decorating.
And on the other side, I have an off white ceramic bird bath dish, that I have filled with various blue rocks. I tuck soaps and lotions and the like in there for guests to use.
In my entry way, I couldn't take down the pretty wreath just yet. I did remove the Valentine crochet heart that was hanging from the center.
I know that for many of you, it is still very much winter where you live. But it won't be long now.
Oh, and before I go today, I wanted to tell you about a wonderful salad we bought at Sprouts the other day. It is an Edamame and Quinoa salad with lots of mixed veggies and feta cheese, tossed in a light olive oil dressing. SO good!!! I am going to try to recreate it here at home, and when I do, I will share that recipe with you. Until then, if you have a Sprouts, go try it out. It is over at the meal/deli counter.