Wednesday, April 27, 2011

360 degrees on my back deck!


Here is my 360 degree view of my back deck as of today.  This will all be changed as the summer progresses and I will share.  Lots needs to be done out here and since the snow has only been gone maybe a week it has not been touched as far as making it more presentable, you get the REAL deal. 

First shot is to the side of our house, you can see the roof of my Storybook cottage/studio and my “recovering from a hard winter” potted roses.  As you can see our deck and rails need some TLC desperately!


I am turning to my right as I photograph (in case you could not figure that out).  You can see the sun is just rising over the trees and highlighting the mountain in the background.  Funny how I don’t notice the power lines until I see them in the photos.


My freshly built potting bench which is a future post. We built this yesterday in about 3 hours.  It was a lovely sunny day, finally! You can see my fresh cup of hot coffee sitting upon it, I gotta have my coffee first thing (even if it is decaf).   Tulips are popping up in my barrel, the tall bent plant is a black bamboo, poor thing took a beating over the winter.  The roof line behind the barrel is my chicken pen.  Our lot is a downslope.


Oh this is pretty!  Our now dead beloved fancy, dancy dutch door stainless steel refrigerator that my husband moved to the back deck rather than hauling off to the dump. (he promised to haul it off on our next cleaning day)
No one told us that the power surges and brown outs would kill the compressor.  Hint to everyone, put a power surge protector on your refrigerator! With the heavy snows we had this winter we had tons of surges and brown outs.  Sigh! I miss my big fridge, we are using a loaner now, it is apartment sized, and though I am oh so grateful for it I still do miss the room I had in this one. 


I need to explain this little raised section, this used to be a metal roof over the heater and water heater room, I had a local builder put this section of decking over it so we could utilize this space rather than look down at a roof.  We had thought to put a hot tub here but never did. In the background you see the back of our garage and the woodshed roof.


Our fountain, this gets plugged in in the summer, the hummers use the falling water as a shower, it is quite comical to watch.  The window is to my kitchen and it is nice to listen to the fountain flowing as I do my chores inside.  We turned the patio table (to the far left) down for the winter, good thing too or it would’ve collapsed under the weight of the snow we had this year.  I need to clean it and set it up. 


The back slider.  This looks into the dining area and living room.  You can see the orange glow of the fire going in the woodstove.  It was a nippy 36 degrees this morning.  The fire removes the chill from the house until the sun is fully up. Tyler the cat thinks he needs to be fed.


And now we are about where we started.  This side porch wraps around to join the front.  The gutter was ripped down by the snow.  Another thing to fix! Our poor little cottage has been beat to heck lately.  It needs a lot of lovin’.


I hope you enjoyed my little 360 degree tour of my back deck.  Come back in a couple months and we will do this again and you shall see how I spruce it up! And I will post about the potting bench!

Until then…
signaturePamelaPs: I gotta ask..does the wording for a photo go better above or below the photo it is explaining?? 

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  1. I like your potting bench. Nice fridge, sorry its ruined. I like wording underneath but maybe it's because that is how it usally is in a book. Have a fantastic day.


  2. I look forward to seeing how you spruce it up! It looks like a nice large deck!

  3. Hi Pam,
    Great deck... and seeing your sweet cottage from there is a big bonus!
    Thanks for popping by....

  4. Hi Pam, Happy Rednesday! I'm new to your blog and it's delightful. Your porch is great....can't wait to see how ya deck it out.
    And, that Crafty Cottage of your is.....I'm so
    jealous! Hope you come and visit my porch sometime.

  5. Looking forward to seeing what you do later this year with you porch. I have to start my day with a cup of decaf too. So jealous of your wood stove. Cats always think it's time to be fed.

    When I first saw this I wasn't thinking, and thought 360 degrees is hot.

  6. You are going to have so much putting all your plants out there this summer. I love the potting bench (I'm a tinsy bit jealous about that). 360 is great. Winter was harsh in the Carolinas too, but very lush green now. Thanks for the peek. Debi

  7. I had so much fun touring around your deck. I am jealous of the craft cottage!!! Your potting bench is great. Mine started out like that but I had to get doors and walls built on the bottom of mine to contain all the junk I kept putting in there. I can't believe it is still so cold there. I really appreciate you linking up to the party!

  8. I am a new follower on GFC, Networked Blogs and Facebook. Hope you can stop by my blog and check it out and follow back.

  9. Wording for photo...above. Lead the reader along - words, then pictures. :~) IMHO.

  10. It‘s so nice that I found your blog about your link on Miss Mustard Seed. Of course I’ve scrolled a little and like what I see. Now I’m your new follower! ;)

    Take care

  11. what a lovely big deck,, I'm so jealous,,,

  12. What a fun 360 degree tour! Looks like a lovely place to sit back and relax in the summer.

  13. What a great tour~ your deck is wonderful~ Enjoy! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  14. Oh, I thought the refrigerator would serve as some sort of a décor in your deck. I think it would’ve been cute if you upcycled it. I noticed that you have to do quite a lot of improvements to the space, mainly on the floor. I’ll check now what you’ve done! :D -->Becky

  15. Thanks for giving us a 360-degree tour to your deck, Pamela! I must say that you have a beautiful deck! I can see nothing wrong with those scratchy paints; they just gave a rustic look to your house, especially that artesian well. Anyway, I wish we can see how you spruced it up.

    Kylee Groves

  16. Imagine those flowers blooming to add colors to your deck. Darn right it would be pretty! And it’s not even decorated yet. How did you spruce it up? Unfortunately, I can't find an update to follow up this entry. Sol @


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