Today I begin my first project in the happiness journey! As I posted yesterday, I am going to create an “outdoor room” in a previously neglected patio off of my kitchen. Below are the “before” pictures that I took this morning. I took them around 8:30 a.m., which is when I’d be using it in the mornings.
Here is the patio from the back yard.
Looking out into the back yard, a gauntlet of empty pots lining the fence.
The sad, empty hummingbird feeder and the garden hose wrangler. I also have an old plant stand that I forgot about. It’s between the hose wrangler and the faded green plastic chair.
Another shot from the back yard…
The view from the kitchen. I hope this will be a lot better in a weeks time.
So, there it is. My first project begins today with a trip to Lowe’s and the Home Depot to look for a few things. I am just window shopping today, since I may not need to buy plants. My back yard is full of lillies and irises which all persist in blooming each year, despite my steadfast refusal to tend to them. I will most likely spend my work time today cleaning and removing the weeds from between the pavers, creating my “blank canvas” from which to begin the design.
I’ll post pictures as the transformation progresses!