Nesting on the Patio

Yesterday we had a wonderful downpour of rain.

I think we got at least 2" over the course of two or three hours.

(Precious nest letters ordered from

We were expecting really high winds so I brought all the pot plants in.

Then when the high winds weren't too bad (thankfully) I carried them all
back outside to get a good soaking.

Today is beautiful, hot, and steamy.

Summer is on the way!

We spend a lot of time on this area of the patio.

We just got the furniture a few months ago and it has given us the 
perfect place to have coffee in the mornings.

We are nerdy bird watching kind of people. :)

We see all kinds of birds including pterodactyls.

Really they are herons and cormorants but I call them pterodactyls 
because when they come flying in they always make me think of Jurassic Park.

Today I'm making myself not watch the news of my Oklahoma.

Our friends and family are all fine.

I hope you will consider making a donation to one of the organizations helping with recovery.

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Judy Biggerstaff said...

Your porch area looks so inviting and love your nest of eggs. I love sitting outside on the porch, it always feels so relaxing.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I really like that wheelbarrow with the plants. You've decorated your porch so nicely. I'm totally in love with that metal tray on your table. :)I'm now thinking I need to get a lantern to use outside on the coffee table too. Looks like you have a nice place to relax. :)

Carol said...

I love what you've done in this area. I can see why you like to have your coffee there in the morning!


debi said...

The patio/yard area look great. You will love that furniture, ours is very similar and it holds up really well!!

I collect little fat birds which I scatter about the yard. Love to sit out back and watch all the different, real, ones. We have doves that nest every year, the babies are too cute. This year we have a different type building in one of our hanging plants.
Will think of you with my next morning of backyard coffee :-)

Happy@Home said...

Your patio looks like a great place to start the day. The furniture looks so comfy. I love your little nest with the vintage letters.
So glad to hear that your friends/family in Oklahoma are safe. My heart goes out to the people who have been affected by this tragedy.

The 2 Seasons said...

Your porch does look like the perfect place to have a cup of coffee. I am sure you enjoy it every morning.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Sometimes with all the bad news, you just have to turn it off....and sit on the porch. Looks like a beautiful relaxing spot to be!!

Olive said...

We are nerdy bird watchers too and much content because of it. The patio looks comfy.

Stacy said...

When done well, patios are wonderful extensions of the home and your new furniture is really nice. I'd hang out there all of the time! I am kind of a nerdy bird watcher too. Glad you dropped by my blog today - thank you for the nice comment :)

must love junk said...

Love your 'nest' and your patio seating area is so cute!!

Blondie's Journal said...

We had the rain today, it came down in sheets! And more predicted. I love when my lawn and flowers get watered by nature.

I love your patio, it looks so relaxing! I felt the same way you feel about herons the first time I saw pelicans flying! :)


JOY @ said...

Does look like a perfect place for coffee. enJOYed your post and I enJOYed the comment you left @ Joy's Jots. thanks

Sonia said...

Love your new patio and all the pretties...that is a perfect place to have morning coffee or enjoy the evening hours. It's been a rough week here ...of course I don't have to tell you that. Glad all your loved ones are okay. We are going to Moore tomorrow to help serve food to the workers and residents. I turned off the tv today too and went outside and worked in the garden as we are getting more rain tomorrow. Anyway it was therapeutic and helped clear my mind of the sadness. Glad you are getting all cozied up in your new place!
Miss Bloomers

Krista thehappyhousie said...

I love that little nest with the letters.... so adorable!!

Jann Olson said...

Stacey, your patio looks like such a wonderful place to hang out. I too love watching birds. Thankfully we don't have any pterodactyls here. lol! Love your little nest with the words. I am so glad that your family is safe. I need to check into donating. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Art and Sand said...

This time last year, I had just returned from my one and only visit to Texas - Dallas. We went downtown to a well known street for dinner and it was a totally happening spot. We were in sundresses with no sweaters in the evening.

Kim said...

I've definitely been thinking of you this week Stacey. Glad to hear your family is ok.
Your outdoor space looks just lovely.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Your porch area looks wonderful Stacey! A perfect place to bird watch (we do that too).

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Your patio looks so pretty! I love that sweet little wheelbarrow!

Kelly said...

Your outdoor space is so beautiful! I'd have coffee out there every morning too!

Kelly @ View Along the Way

Laurie Ritchey said...

Stacey, everything looks so inviting. I love your little nest with the cute letters, and I love that cart by the door. And what a beauty that metal tray with the rope handles is. A great place to watch birds (or even pterodactyls!) laurie

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

We have herons too. I love to see them fly over and if we are lucky, have one land in the back yard. Have a wonderful weekend Stacey and I am a big bird watcher too.

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Your porch looks lovely and inviting. I sure understand about bringing plants in when the winds pick up. We had stronger winds earlier this week so I was busy doing the same thing.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Kelly said...

Your porch sitting area is so nice. I would sit out there with my coffee too. I think it's fun to bird watch. Sounds like you have more interesting birds to see than I do. I don't blame you for turning off the news right now. Sometimes, it can be so depressing. I was saddened to hear about the tornadoes that demolished that area. I'm always amazed at some peoples resilience after going through something like that. I don't know if I would have that perspective if it happened to me.

Julie {Lilacs and Longhorns} said...

Your back porch looks so inviting! I love that little nest you have -- adorable! Did you make it?

And, I'm so glad your friends and family are safe in OK. So devastating!! Keeping them all in my prayers.

Happy Memorial Weekend. :)

Angela Ryder said...

Your porch looks great! Love the wheelbarrow planter!!~~Angela

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your patio is so inviting. What a nice place to spend an afternoon! LOVE it, Stacey!

Becky {This Is Happiness} said...

Your patio looks like a perfect spot to kick back and relax Stacey. Love your furniture!

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Babs said...

LOL, We're nerdy bird watching people too, and I had to laugh at the pterodactyl comment. I thought that the first time I saw a heron fly. There is one on the lake at the park near us, and I love to see it. I hope it has a friend, but I've only seen him or her, which ever it is. Hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend.
Babs said...

Your porch looks beautiful! LOVE that nest! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Christine Vandormolen said...

love the porch...I just updated my back patio too and also havee an old galvanized tray with a lantern on it...too funny...must be cuz we both have good taste...LOL...will follow you