Welcome to my summer...

Welcome to my summer office, studio and sanctuary.   This is where I am when I'm home.   This is where you will find me when I cannot be found.
The deck is surrounded by huge old oaks that create a shady place to work, read, and paint.  We often have our evening meal here.   It is where I start my day and generally where it ends.

Bicycle - A Gift From Hubby

There are pots of impatiens, begonias and ivy for the butterflies and hummingbirds to visit.   Sometimes a toad or tree frog make their way up on the deck . 

Hot afternoons find the kitties taking their siesta underneath a table or chair.   Sarge my faithful companion is always near by.   It is our spot to take some time to relax and savor the gift of summer. 

 This nook is where I set up my art studio.  A perfect spot to be creative.
There are two lightposts that give light when night comes.   The swing in the alcove affords a soft haven to read or catch forty winks on a Sunday afternoon.

  I love being here - this is my vacation place - this is my sweet spot.


Thanks for visiting - hope you enjoyed seeing my retreat.
God bless!



  1. What a wonderful place and I am glad that you take the time to enjoy it!

  2. It is a gorgeous retreat, Debbie. I'm so glad you have it! Wish I could visit!

  3. perfect! Love that bicycle and plant arrangement.

  4. I love it too-and I just want to tell you that you are truly inspiring me to get my sketchbooks out again and work on painting. I have neglected it for so long-it makes me sad...
    I do also love your work, and I thank you for sharing it with the world. Wish I could take watercolor lessons from you-I have a beautiful set, and I don't know much about using them....

  5. Looks like a wonderful spot and a good place to be productive too! Beautiful watercolor!

  6. Beautiful spot Debbie! I'd love to join you too. My porch is my spot,too. love being out in nature. This is so beautiful and peaceful! You have a Gorgeous spot. Love,Diana

  7. I would love to have such an office too. It is beautiful and a great place to get creative.

  8. Love your beautiful painting and am jealous of all your trees. What a great place to create!

  9. Hi Debbie. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a beautiful uplifting comment! It's nice to meet you. Your special place is magical and I really enjoyed looking at your blog. Lovely photos and a dreamy painting!

  10. What a perfect place to create and just unwind and enjoy the beauty all around you :) And those dark red hollyhocks are just begging to be painted!

  11. A retreat indeed! It looks wonderfully cool and a great place to work, if you can with so much around you. :) x

  12. A perfect place to sit and be inspired to draw and paint. Your garden looks beautiful, loved seeing the pictures of all your flowers. The countryside looks very pretty and love the old buildings.
    Hope you manage to find lots more time to enjoy painting and enjoying that wonderful view into the trees. I bet the birds are all singing too.

  13. Herrliche Fotos. Ein Paradies.
    Das gemalte Bild... eine Augenweide.
    Grüsse Dich herzlich


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