Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My back patio

Hello friends!
I wanted to show you my back patio, I wish you could come for tea! (or coffee :) )

I love my crown tea and coffee sets, so fun.

I love flowers and feeding the birds. That is nesting materials if you are wondering what is in that round basket.
The Mountain Chickadee loved it for her nest this year.

My favorite patio seating area.

Looking from the side yard back at the patio.

My arbor..I've planted climbing roses but they will take some time to grow over the top.
This leads to a bike path and our private neighborhood pool.
My favorite Peonies are in full bloom on either side.

A beautiful butterfly enjoying my flowers. I don't know my butterflies as well as I know my birds.
Does anyone know is this a Monarch? I thought they were more orange. Shameful I don't know.

The Lesser Goldfinch (black backed).

My favorite...The American Goldfinch!
And the Lesser feeding under him.
I have fed them for one year with no luck and finally this year.. they came!
I love to hear them sing and chatter while I am sitting out back.

My chippy and white cart. I love it!

I hope you enjoyed my back yard tour!
Happy summer!


I will be linking up tomorrow with Pink Postcard.

Also linking up with The Shabby Chic Cottage

White Ironstone Cottage, I love, love, love her photos!


  1. I love all the flowers and I'm very jealous of those flowering Peony bushes!

  2. Seriously beautiful Shanon. Love your garden, and the way you set up the tea/coffee on the patio. And I adore your rustic fencing - pretty sure I've admired that before. Love it all.


  3. Shan, your visiting butterfly is a Tiger Swallowtail--check it out on widipedia.
    Your back yard and patio look very inviting. I'm guessing that mornings there are quite cool all summer. I used to wear a hoodie even in July in WY when I took my morning coffee outdoors.
    Don't you wish peonies had a longer season--they are so lovely!

  4. Lovely garden! I really love the nesting materials for birds. I have tons of birds I feed I might have to find something like this!

  5. Hi, I couldn't find an email address for you. I just wanted to tell you that you've just been featured on my weekly Welcome Wagon Friday post. You should be receiving visitors shortly. Welcome to this community so many of us call home.
    Brenda http:// cozylittlehouse.com

  6. Shanon, I am visiting from Cozy Little House. I love your yard, it is just beautiful! And a beautiful family as well. One of your daughters looks just like you and one looks like her daddy. I flipped when I saw your birdhouse garden. I might just have to borrow that idea. :) Nice to meet you and I am your newest follower. xo,

  7. Gorgeous yard! I love what you have done with everything, very inspiring! Thank you for sharing. ~Sara

  8. Soooo happy to be a new follower of your lovely blog!
    i'm here from WW Friday. Pop over for a visit sometime!

  9. Hi, I'm visiting you on the patio from Brenda's Cozy Little House! Thanks for inviting us by. We will be looking forward to more posts from you in the future. Thanks for sharing!

    Mary @ Redo 101

  10. what talent you have. Your yard and patio is just Beautiful. What a cute couple you and your husband make and you girls are beautiful. I will keep visiting your blog. Enjoy your summer.

  11. What a lovely, peaceful garden... and I especially love how you're providing for the birds and butterflies as well! It really brings magic into your world, doesn't it.

  12. Your garden is very lovely and colorful!

    Thanks for entering the $100 HomeGoods gift card give on my review blog, Shanon! Good luck!

  13. I love all the bursts of color on your patio! We don't get enough sun for many flowers, so I enjoy seeing yours. I also like the crown and tea set.

  14. Absolutely beautiful! I live in a desert country so miss the green green grass of home and all the blooms. You live in a lovely area. The plus is being so close to a bike path. Just wonderful! It is well above 110 here every day so no outdoor activities during the day. :/ Have a fabulous Friday. Tammy

  15. Your table is beautiful and your lawn and flowers are beautiful! Enjoy!

  16. Beautiful blog! I also am visiting via Cozy Little House. Your butterfly is the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. We have had just a few Monarchs showing up, but I can't wait until they flood the area fluttering from flower to flower.

  17. Your garden is gorgeous!!! Love your little table all set for tea! I have an old picnic table waiting for me to pick up that my sister is getting rid of. It's all chipped up white now I'm even more in a hurry to get it!
    Have a lovely day!

  18. You've created a beautiful and peaceful setting for yourself!
    And how lucky for you to be visited by a swallowtail. But it makes sense. If I were a butterfly, I'd make this patio my permanent residence.

  19. You have a lovely yard. I also enjoy seeing all the lovely pots of flowers. The perfect spot to enjoy a cup of tea and a peek at the birds.Thanks for sharing.

  20. It looks like an English garden! Love it!

  21. Just GORGEOUS!!!!!
    Great job...
    I just love att the bright color and eclectic mix of accessories
    oh, and you crown tea set is Awesome!!!

    aka AudreyGardenLady

  22. Beautiful! Thanks for inviting us to tea or coffee :)
    ~ Julie

  23. What a beautiful patio Shanon. I love all of the greenery too, as we have to water like crazy to get any here. I'd love to have tea in that beautiful setting :)

  24. *sigh* Your backyard looks like a beautiful place to sit and relax. No wonder you love it so much.

  25. Wow, so pretty! I would live outside if my patio looked like that! Well done!

  26. Your backyard is gorgeous
    and I am grateful that you shared all the beauty with everyone and linked with Treasure Chest Friday

  27. Your backyard is the backyard of my dreams. I can tell you put a ton of work into it and it shows. Really impressive. I want a backyard like yours.

    -Zane of ontario honey


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