Friday, May 28, 2010

Porch Season

Porch season has finally arrived here in Michigan.The morning pool skimming, flower watering, and flowering plant feeding is in full swing. My back door chaise lounge is beckoning me to get out there for some PTH (peak tanning hours) tan time.

John wanted a rainbow of flowers this year with nothing hanging down to get in the way of his constant grooming of said porch so I complied and picked out sun loving plants in a rainbow of colors for him to plant....Roy G. Biv (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet and indigo) kept running through my head as we cruised the rows of blooms at the nursery.

With the morning chores out of the way it is time for a Friday mani & pedi, a couple of hours of sun, wardrobe change, hair and makeup then out to dinner with friends on our other favorite porch at Brio, a show, then music in the town center.
Tomorrow morning trips all over the neighborhood markets for fresh produce and fodder for the grill for the family and friends that will be joining us to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday weekend that we observer here in the US to honor our Veterans.


  1. Love your backyard! What a delight it must be to enjoy time in this beautifully landscaped backyard.
    Don't forget the sunscreen!
    Have a wonderful day.
    Ladybug Creek

  2. Beautiful yard! Gotta love the morning hours here in Michigan. The only time of day, until after 5 p.m. to work outside. Enjoy your day!

  3. Oh my goodness! How gorgeous! I wish my back patio was as spacious and beautiful! Your pots are gorgeous...I love the mix of color...hubby had a great idea...yes?!

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend! Can I come? Ours is filled with graduations and chores...UGH!

    I love to tan too...don't tell anyone...I always get the lecture about how it is bad for your skin...I do it anyway...I'm a rebel that way;)!


  4. Beautiful. Love your flowering urns.

  5. What a gorgeous job you've done with your back yard and patio! It sounds like you've got a pretty fantastic weekend planned- I know if I had a friend with a setup like that I'd be headed to their place for the holiday weekend, too! Have fun!
    - Meg

  6. Anonymous1:49 PM

    hey, sue...look now I'm on the patio sipping iced tea!

  7. Anonymous1:49 PM

    with a gorgeous backyard like that...i'd never want to be anywhere else...

    do you see me, that's me there in the pool!


    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  8. Anonymous3:34 PM

    Hey, sue -- what a beautiful back yard -- love the stone work love it love it!

  9. Sue your backyard is gorgeous!! Lovely pictures!

  10. You have a beautiful patio and pool. Lovely place to enjoy and work on that tan.
    I heard MI had a heat wave lately.
    Enjoy the Holiday weekend.

  11. Oh my! Looks like a resort! Where do I make a reservation?

  12. What a lovely retreat you have created ~ I don't think I'd ever want to leave :)


  13. Love the pictures... your outdoors is as lovely as your indoors! And the ROYGBIV, honestly, I have never forgotten that since 2nd grade I think, too fun.

    Sending you a smile,

  14. Beautiful backyard.

  15. Anonymous7:52 PM

    Hey Sue,

    I am glad to see a post, what a pretty backyard you have !!!

    All the best,
    Kathy :)

    I miss Dana's blog, those kids of hers are so adorable !!

  16. Sue,
    Thank you for the good wishes and sweet comments...In the picture I didn't look very happy, did I? I had a terrible headache.

    Your patio and flowers are gorgeous! Hope you are having a blessed summer....Betty

  17. Sue,
    Your patio and pool area is gorgeous! Oh, I need a pool, but our backyard at the Florida cottage is just too small! I do hope you are having a wonderful summer!

  18. Your patio looks so relaxing! I must say, I miss you posting more often. I know summers everyone seems to be busy outside the home. I just wanted to let you know that I miss you.

  19. oh sue, I wanna be loungin' by that pool.

    missn our chats

  20. Such a nice area and I love the tree surrounds. Now I am going to act like my dermatologist and say, please do not sun yourself. I never listened to him---I figured I needed the vitamin D , right? Now I didn't sun myself , but I often walk and work outside gardening etc, go to the beach--just ordinary stuff. I have had 2 cancers removed in the past two years from my face. It is becoming more and more common for people to get this. Plus deadly melanoma has been hitting people big time. So I am just a saying!

  21. What an inviting patio and pool! Oh, I'd like to take a dip in that pool. Love the early morning hours.



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