Porch and Patio Party

I'm joining in the Porch and Patio Party sponsored by Grits and Glamour, to here for more!

Our porch overlooks a lake in our neighborhood.

Living in Florida we can use our porch the majority of the year. This is a favorite place for me!

Below is where we eat a lot of our meals. I especially like to eat breakfast out here!

This is the far end of our porch, looking toward the east.

Also on this end of the porch we have our mini garden growing in pots.
We have tomatoes, green peppers, basil, and mint growing in pots. (That's also a poinsettia growing in a pot, it's left from Christmas.) They grow very big in Florida.

The other end of the porch has our spring flowers
And our orchids
The French doors above lead to our breakfast nook and kitchen.

For close-ups of our orchids, scroll down several posts where they are featured.

The swing on our porch is absolutely my favorite place to be I love reading here!

My tea pot fountain is also on our back porch, it is very soothing to hear while relaxing.

I painted this sign, it is above the French doors which lead to our master bedroom.

I love this verse, and believe our Lord did indeed lead us beside the still water!

In Florida the screened in patios/porches are called a lanai, but I refer to it as my porch! I'm Southern, you know!

If you are ever in the neighborhood, please join us for a glass of sweet tea, with a sprig of mint, on our porch!

Have a happy day!
God Bless.



KBeau said...

How nice to be on the water. I found an idea here that I'm going to try. I can't have hydrangeas in the yard because the deer eat them, so I think I'll do one on a pot on my porch. Yours is beautiful.

marty39 said...

Oh what a beautiful view from your porch. Your porch is such a pretty place to sit and relax and have a meal. Your mini garden is such a great idea. Most of all I love the teapot waterfall. That is just the cutest thing I've ever seen. Also, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such kind and gracious comments. I really do appreciate the visits. Hugs, Marty

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I love you porch. A wonderful view and a wonderful swing. What else could you need. You are indeed very blessed. Thanks for sharing.

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

This is just lovely! What a soothing and comforting place to spend some time. That is quite the view! You have gotta share where you got the teapot fountain. That is just wonderful, and I know I am not the only one who will want to know. LOL

Your orchids are amazing!!!!

Thanks so much for joining in today's Porch Party.

Blessings, Barb

Cynthia said...

I just love that swing and the so cute teacup fountain. Beautiful view too, Cindy

ceekay said...

Girl, you know I would love to be sitting on your Porch and enjoying the fountain, flowers, and fellowship! Oh, if only!!

Barb said...

Love your little cheery green fountain, and your sign over your doorway.

thanks for sharing.

barbara jean

bj said...

Just beautiful...and I fell totally in love with your sign. I wish I could do that...

Sonia said...

I love your swing and that adorable teapot fountain! What a lovely porch and view! You are blessed. Miss Bloomer/Sonia

Susie said...

What a beautiful and serene setting! I can well understand why you enjoy having your meals or reading out here.
Love your teapot fountain :)

Melissa Miller said...

You have a beautiful porch and an amazing waterfront view. Lovely! :)

Chandy said...

Wow, look at that water view! No wonder you love reading in your porch... Your porch is so inviting, I can just sit there for hours!

Debbie said...

I love the water view. Nice and serene. Debbie

xinex said...

It is very relaxing to be by the water. Beautiful view and beautiful porch....Christine

A Romantic Porch said...

Katherine, That is so beautiful. I will have to feature your back porch now on my blog! xorachel

char72 said...

Hi Katherine.
I tried to post a comment, but got a message about server maintenance. Then what I wrote went away so I'll try again.
As I was saying . . .
Your porch/patio/lanai is beautiful. I love it all but especially the view and the porch swing.

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love your view. And porch swings are the best. Thanks for sharing your porch/lanai.

Love Bears All Things said...

Is your porch glassed in or screened. I love the swing. I have always loved them. I'm wondering if I have room for one on the front.
Do you have a lot of sun out there or mostly shade?
I wish I'd known you when the company took us to Naples. Isn't that where you live.
Mama Bear

A Hint of Home said...

Hi KK,
I wish I was sitting on that porch again by that beautiful lake. I need a relaxing spot and good company right now. It looks lovely.

Debbie @ said...

Wow Katherine. I love your outdoor area. It looks wonderful. You have done a great job decorating a very nice spot.

Carrie said...

Thank you for leting us peek at your very pleasant porch. Having it screened in makes it versatile. Your furnishings and plants give a welcoming feel.

Adrienne said...

Oh, how I wish I had a porch! Yours is wonderful and when I get to visit you I hope we can sit and listen to that wonderful teapot fountain, enjoy the orchids and some tea and chat all day! Thanks for sharing your lovely place with us. ~Adrienne~