Our patio...

I have never posted much about our patio.

Or where our cottage sits.

It's a subdivision....nothing out of the ordinary....except for this:

Our house backs up to a green space that has a man-made "pond".  Hence the Little Cottage on the Pond.

We also have an open green space to the left of us....so only neighbors on one side (and they are lovely, quiet folks like us!)

It's one of the main reasons we chose this lot.

We have not done much to dress it up....

Pineapple plant that refuses to produce a pineapple...

This used to be our kitchen island.....now a potting bench

Where Travis carved our initials into the patio's wet cement...

The yard used to have holly bushes all across the back.  We tore those out in order to open it up to see the water.

Not sure why the water looks like milk chocolate in this picture.  It really is blue.

We have plans to stain the concrete to a rich mocha colour.  It's on the list of to-do's ; o )


  1. You have a lovely patio and yard. A perfect place to hang out.

  2. Sherry- Thank you! One of the things I would love to do is to screen it in. The mosquitos are thick here along the coast.


Thanks so much for popping in. I appreciate all of your lovely comments...Tricia