Being outside is one of my favorite things.
I can remember even at a young age grabbing a book and running out to our screened-in porch and jumping into the hammock to swing and read for a while; that really hasn’t changed. The last two places we’ve lived (Maine & Connecticut) haven’t really allowed for just to enjoy much outdoor space at home. We had little patios but they were surrounded by our neighbors and lacked any real privacy. Now I’m able to lounge and read and listen to music at my leisure; we can grill out and have people over and just ENJOY the space that we’re in right now.
The weather out here in California is constantly beautiful (I say this as it’s super overcast and chilly!) which means I can pull the chair out into the sunshine to catch some rays and when it starts to cool off at night I carry a blanket outside and lounge on the sofa. The other night Eddie was doing something on the computer and when he came back into our living room he wasn’t able to find me; lo & behold I had creeped outside and was staying quiet! 🙂
One of my favorite things in our patio is my Grow Table% from EarthEasy. I got it a few months back (as you can see the veggie growth progress!) to start growing my own herbs and a few veggies while I’m here. It’s been so cathartic to watch the kale go from supper small to “woman, EAT ME” size; and I’m shocked at the growth rate of Basil, that stuff grows so quickly! One of my favorite things to do with the mint is to add it with either lemons or oranges to my water, it’s refreshing and delicious!
What are some of your favorite things about spring/summer days?
Also, do you grow any herbs/veggies in a home garden because I want to hear all about it!