Sunday, July 16, 2017

Summer Nights

We have had some beautiful summer nights lately where we've gotten to enjoy our backyard to its full potential.  With the many wild/forest fires raging in our province and thousands being evacuated from their homes (some already having lost them), being able to enjoy the comforts of home is definitely something we are not taking for granted.  We are so thankful there are no fires in our immediate vicinity and are praying for those affected.


The addition of outdoor lighting a couple years back created an inviting atmosphere in our backyard and has made us want to spend more time out here.

We have a covered cabana area for dining and an open patio seating area for gathering around the fire bowl.

Although there is a campfire ban in place, we are still able to use our propane fire bowl.

While it is not quite the same as a crackling real wood fire, it does create a lovely ambiance.  

It would be so nice if you could pop by, have a seat in one of these chairs and experience it with us.

Here are some different views of the backyard space that you'd see.





I have a combination of faux and real candles in various lanterns as well as solar lights in the plants for additional mood lighting.

Below, you see the round wooden cover (Mr Delight made) that we have on the fire bowl when it's not in use so that it becomes a table.   When the fire bowl is on, it gets moved onto this table that covers the propane gas tank.

I'm glad we have spent the last week enjoying this area as it seems the smoke from the fires is moving in today.  
We are concerned for our fellow B.C.'ers and pray for their safety and well being at this tragic time.

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15 comments:

Marcelle @ A Little Fish in the Kitchen said...

I love how you've set up your outdoor space. It looks so inviting and comfortable! I've been wanting to put up some festive outdoor lighting in our backyard. Now I feel motivated to start planning something soon. Great pictures in this post and I hope everyone in your area stays safe!!

K. Rupp said...

great patio space and outdoor lighting! I love the ambiance! Great post I found through linky:)

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I LOVE your outdoor space! It is beautiful! I want to cover some or all of our patio as it is in full sun, all day til about 5 or 6 pm. When we built this house I thought I wanted a full sun patio since we had lived in the woods for almost 30 years. Now I wish it was covered:):) What plants do you have that are out in the sun? Do you bring the canopy in, in the winter? Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful area!!!

Alycia Nichols said...

Love, love, love! ❤️❤️❤️ Stay safe!

Jenny Louise Marie said...

Such a lovely outdoor space. I love the lights for evenings. I would love to spend time out there. Thanks for sharing.

Mimi said...

That looks so very welcoming! We love entertaining outdoors too. Your outdoor space is gorgeous. Mimi xxx

Pamela said...

What a beyond beautiful outdoor space!

Creations By Cindy said...

Your summer nights looks awesome! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

the cape on the corner said...

what a FABULOUS space! love it!
b

Debra Pashkowsky said...

This is a gorgeous oasis. Love it!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

What a beautiful spot! Looks very inviting and cozy :) Hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Leanna - Of Faeries and Fauna said...

Everything looks so warm cozy and inviting. What a beautiful place to spend an evening. You have done a beautiful job designing your deck.

Patricia Krank said...

Your outdoor space looks beautiful and I'm sure you enjoy it greatly. I really like the idea of solar lights in the planters for mood lighting. I never would've thought of that. We used to live in the Pacific Northwest so I know Summer evenings where you are can be divine (it's a little too hot where I live now). I'm so sad that you are having those awful wildfires again. Praying for your protection and that they will soon be extinguished.
Blessings,
Patti

Jann Olson said...

It is a very beautiful place Lori, and I love the lighting! It would be terrible to have your home burn. I feel for them as well! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

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