Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A View In The Garden

I was sitting on the back patio a few days ago, quietly knitting at the table, under the umbrella. During one of my little breaks, I took a look around. I mean, I really looked at the plants.


Usually I don't pay much attention to them, other than to wish there were more flowering things. The patio garden is B's ongoing project and I think he does a good job with it.

See what you think.





















A garden can be a "hiding" place too!







A view to the lovely upper deck corner.





Sometimes you can see the illusive Talavera dragonfly on the wall.




















Or a tribute to the Mayan culture.









































Not only clothes hang on the line!



And to put all of the above into perspective for you, here is an aerial shot.




18 comments:

Theresa in Mèrida said...

very nice. your plants look so lush!
regards,
Theresa

Islaholic Trixie said...

What a beautiful patio area. Do you think I can hire B to maintain my plants on Isla...when we finally make the move?!
It was great meeting you on Isla. Sorry I didn't keep in touch very well. Time seems to get away from me and before I know it, it's time to go. Then time to come back, then time to go again.LOL
Will finally be getting a blog entry done today after I read others.
See you in December, for sure!!

Sue said...

What a great terrace. B did a nice job. Sometimes it's hard to remember to notice all the hard work someone else is doing with those plants - in our household it's Miguel. He will ask me how many red flowers are blooming, just to see if I've noticed. Thanks for sharing!

Billie said...

How wonderful to be surrounded by all that beauty and to also have someone else taking care of it. It is just lovely.

Calypso said...

Really nice hombre - a lovely jardin!

btw. word has it there is a package for Vicente in Xico. Of course he must pick it up himself (they don't deliver). It is 4 miles to town - but he has a crazy work schedule - hopefully w will see that box today or tomorrow.

How big is the box - can we get it with two on a scooter ;-) ?

Jamqueen said...

What a relaxing spot! beautiful flowers and plants!

Steve Cotton said...

An oasis well-photographed.

heatherinparadise.com said...

What a lovely, peaceful spot! Well done, B.!

Island Nana said...

A beautiful garden! We were driving past the harbor here on the colder island at 6:30 this morning - a sunny but chilly November day. I said "this is the most beautiful part of the day"; Hubby (ever the pessimist) said "it would be better with palm trees".

Anonymous said...

beautiful plants! b is doing a great job! it reminds me of some friend's patio in chacala. how i wish i could go back this winter. the weather here is rain, rain, and more rain. oh well, that's western wa.

teresa

Isla Deb said...

What a wonderful, colorful place to relax! I love the dragonfly mural. Great photos...you captured it well!

Brenda said...

Beautiful, B. has done a great job.
Looks like a great place to relax.

My Way said...

The butterfly pic is the BOMB!

Anonymous said...

i like very much you gardin.it is very pretty.thank you for the pics.
*Thomas merida,yuc

Jonna said...

Oh, how lovely! Excellent job B! I love the new palm and the pink and green caladium. It's beautiful!

Babs said...

What a beautiful and peaceful place to sit and knit.....I hear those needles clicking!

KELLY & AL BOSSENCE said...

Very Nice ! and to think you have 12 months of the year to enjoy it...Our gardens take such a beating all winter. We do have a Prickly Pear cactus in our rock garden, it always amazes me how it springs back up in the summer and produces wonderful blooms,
We are leaving for the southwest on Sat. for 5 months. Finally !

Michele in Playa said...

Your patio, with all those lovely plants, is just delightful. My dogs destroy everything and I am going to have to start taking some preventative measures!!