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Our Many Places To Sit Outdoors!

Starting on the side of our house, this is our study patio.  We enjoy this deck constantly, because our study opens to this paradise with french doors. The fountain is a nice sound when we are both using our computers.
Sharing a few pictures of our study deck.  The wisteria blooms beautifully.

This balcony is off the guest bedroom. My husband is in the process of screening this balcony in.  He and my son added the roof last year.

Coming around to the back of the house is a patio, right off our expanded dining room.  A nice place to sit and watch the birds.  A firepit comes in handy for cool nights. Last Fall, we had a dinner party and the men enjoyed conversation outside with a nice fire going.

From the patio, there is a path that leads to the pavilion and the garden.

A  screened pavilion my husband built.
A garden bench sits next to the keystone block wall my also husband built.  He is quite handy. The koi pond is to the left.

The other side of the koi pond are two reclining chairs.

You can see the trellis where the copper table is.
Patio dining on the copper table.  We love  having dinner parties out here.  A perfect place to relax and eat outdoors.

 The copper table was a fabulous purchase!  There was quite the story of how we got it home.

 Buffet for entertaining.

Our Master bedroom balcony.  It overlooks a water feature, the pool and more.

Actually our pool is in the front of our house.

This is the front of the house.  Looking upwards, you can see our master bedroom balcony.

A garden bench by our front door.

Next, down to the pool, we have a lovely palapa for outdoor dining.  My husband added the led lights for drama.

An outdoor kitchen island that seats 6 people.

Our purchase from two years ago.  At that time, we had 4 dogs, so we needed a larger place for all of us to sit.  Unfortunately Lacy and Sasha have passed away.  They had a fantastic life and lived to be 14 & 15. Now, we have Chloe and Dante....Mother and son toy Schnauzers.

Another garden bench, surrounded by passion vine.  It produces a  very unique flower.
I always sculpt it to keep a pretty shape.

And lastly a hippo bench that sits by the spa.  We always lay our towels there when we soak  in the spa. Ok, I think I covered our many places to sit.  I am off to do some yard work and then hopefully take a dip in the pool.  Enjoy your week!

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  1. Wow Linda, you have a beautiful home with absolutely amazing outdoor spaces!!! How nice that you can enjoy being outside so much. I like the little master bedroom balcony. :)

    Thanks for sharing with us and have a great day!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  2. I can see how much outdoor living means to your family! All of your areas are just lovely and the decor is so suited to the style of your home. Thanks for the tour Linda, I enjoyed it so much :)

  3. Linda, you have created a beautiful paradise! I love all of your special places to sit and relax. The hippo bench is adorable! And of course all of your lovely plants. Enjoy your time at the pool. ♥

  4. My lovely friend you a outdoor patio are the must beautiful place to be I imajen how much you and HB
    Enjoy your lovely home
    Beautiful place God bless your place and family

  5. So many gorgeous locations to enjoy the outdoors! Not sure which is my favorite. Hard to choose. But I do like the patio with the outdoor fire pit. Sheila

  6. Linda, your property, gardens, water features are breathtaking!! It's like visiting a resort. Thanks for sharing my friend.

  7. Just beautiful! You must spend most of your time outdoors in order to enjoy it all!

  8. Everything is looking so lovely, Linda. Now, you just need to confirm my reservation. I promise I won't steal the soaps and towels!
    Seriously, you've both done such a lovely job in bringing this property to life. It's mesmerizing, my friend. Lots of love to you xoox

  9. WOW WOW WOW. You have a paradise and a palace, Linda! And your white dog especially, her toes make me laugh. Now they're resting in paradise as you make your own here. GORGEOUS!

  10. Wow and Wow!!! You have so many lovely and unique places to dine and relax.
    To say your husband is handy is an understatement!
    That sunset beyond the table setting was beautiful. Your friends must love to be invited to your home wherever you chose to be.

  11. I had no idea you had schnauzers too. They are my favorite. We have 7 in our family. Don't think I'm crazy but I love them. One is my dad's but I claim her too. We are schnauzer crazy here. Your sitting areas are so stunning. Very inspirational. We have lots of sitting areas on the farm too but we have raw land mostly and so much work to do. This is inspiring and makes me want to work harder and faster.

  12. The outside of your home is so stunning, Linda. You have so many places to relax and enjoy beautiful views. You and your hubby, as I've said before, make a great pair. You can tell that you love your home!

  13. I wish I could have an outdoor too but I've just two balconies!
    Have a nice day

  14. I always enjoy a tour around your home/property. There are so many nice places to relax and enjoy yourself. I do love the setting near the house with the fire pit. The pool area has to be so enjoyable- love the hippo bench!

  15. Linda, you have so many wonderful places to sit to enjoy your beautiful gardens and views. The night scenes of the fire pit and the sunset are just gorgeous..Happy Week to you..Judy

  16. Linda dear,
    A gorgeous and inspiring retreat from the world! Your days surely pass in quiet and serene harmony.
    Each and every nook is welcoming .
    Enjoy your blissful Summer!

  17. Each as lovely as the next! I think I will sit under the wisteria and gaze at the lavender...such joy here.

  18. Incredible Linda-I think your home looks like a mansion verses an estate. Whatever you call it, I call it beautiful-just like you.
    Have a great afternoon.
    Hugs, Noreen

  19. Linda, your outdoor spaces are so lush and inviting! The landscaping is amazing! I can tell that a lot of love went into the design of all the spaces. I am sure that you have enjoyed some wonderful times there! It's beautiful!

  20. The next seat is sweeter than the last! I imagine that you have hosted many happy events here over the years. Truly glorious!

  21. Ah, California living at it's best! Even though we have very mild weather year round in the South, the summers are humid and buggy and pollen and mold are a problem in the spring. All your outdoor spaces are like rooms, I love your fire pit area, the entertaining area by the pool and the private balcony spaces, dreamy!

  22. Linda! Oh my gosh, just gorgeous - every.single.one! It would be hard to choose a favorite, but I may have to choose that newest sectional you bought a couple years ago. Who wouldn't want to a guest at your home?! It exudes not only California living but first-class resort style too!

    Many thanks for hosting DIDI. It's one of my favorite ways to start the blog week on Sundays.

  23. Oh my goodness you have an oasis. Your home would be like a retreat. A different spot to relax every day and they're beautiful. And to think you manage it by yourself for the most part is amazing. I'm a slacker.

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