Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Mississippi Courtyard and Waterfall: Outdoor Wednesday

I'd like to thank our gracious hostess Susan at A Southern Daydreamer, for taking the time to host our "Outdoor Wednesdays."

I always look forward to seeing what's going on in everyone's outdoors, especially now that Spring is here.

Speaking of Spring ... everything looks so lush and green right now that I thought I'd better get some photos of our courtyard and waterfall areas before the long, hot summer arrives (we've already had temperatures in the high 80's here in Vicksburg!).

I created a slideshow of my pictures, beginning at the front of our house outside the gate to the courtyard. Next, are views of the entire area, including the covered porch, patio area, side yard and path leading to the backyard, and the waterfall and pond, with connecting stream.

I hope you enjoy the slideshow. If you'd like to hear the music, turn your sound up before clicking on "Play."

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow:

I hope you have a happy outdoor Wednesday ... however and wherever you spend it!

31 comments:

ellen b said...

Whoa! What a lovely courtyard you have! I love every part of it. The overgrown look around that doorway is fabulous!!

Martha said...

Love Courtyards -- they seem so Southern!

A Touch of Country said...

Simply Stunning!

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Janie,
This is so breath taking, and i just love claude and maude. Thank you for sharing. Blessings,
Sue

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

This is breathtaking...are you taking summertime reservations...I'd like to stay in your courtyard pleeezzeee....

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness! Could anything be more beautiful? How truly blessed you are to have such a gorgeous outdoors!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Janie,
It is beautiful! Mississippi Magazine needs to know about this!

Thanks for sharing...love the music you featured!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Now that is lovely! My faves -- Maude and Claude (love waterfowl that don't foul the area!), the iron work especially the arbor, and the groundcover growing between the pathway stones.
LOVELY! Cass

Light and Voices said...

Maude and Claude must love living in your backyard!
Joyce M

Fifi Flowers said...

Ooooh.... I"m sure it is FAB... having computer trouble so I can't open it... le sigh! I will check back next week when my new computer arrives... yea!

Smilingsal said...

Oh my goodness! I am a brilliant shade of GREEN!

KayC. said...

I watched it twice to decide what I liked the best...couldn't! Because you have a great court yard from the water feature to each and every flower! Thanks for sharing.

Becky K. said...

Dreamy!

So much to love!

I am imagining breakfast and my laptop beside the waterfall...

Soothing and inspirational.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

What an absolutely beautiful spot. Love the pineapples by the gate and the fleur de lis. Lovely. My husband graduated from All Saint's in Vicksburg. Love to visit there.

ForeverMe said...

Beautifully done Janie! Even though our little "Sanctuaries" may appear different in some physical aspects, we all need that little place where we can go to get away and think and dream and spend time alone with God. You've done a beautiful job on yours!

Chandy said...

Wow, great courtyard!

Great outdoor pics and Happy Wednesday!

Mary said...

What a beautiful courtyard. I'll bet it reveals itself by inches. It's very lovely.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

I'm speechless! I had to watch it twice and I need to be doing laundry. :)

Just heavenly!

Marsha

Beth at Aunties said...

Janie,
Your courtyard is lovely and has so much charm. It truly is beautiful with your waterfall, flowers and oc course Harry!
I love the confederate Jasmine vine over your doorway. What a relaxing and happy place to be!

Enjoy it before it gets too warm:)
Beth

shopannies said...

southern belle delight

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful courtyard!!

Barbara said...

Janie, I too am speechless! Your courtyard is beautiful beyond words. I realize it just didn't get that way overnight, so much and I am sure there still is. I look at my poor yard and wonder if it could ever look 100th that good and say Nope. So I will just enjoy yours. Thanks for sharing.

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I am so jealous!!! That is one of the most beautiful courtyards I have ever seen. It is breathtaking. Thanks for sharing.

Joyce said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this with me.
Joyce

9405018--Pat said...

lovely courtyard thanks for the tour...Pat H

kbbryant said...

Wow, I feel like I just took an expensive garden tour but it was free and I sat at my computer. You have a wonderful outdoor area, can you come to my house and design one for me?

Kathy b

Anonymous said...

So pretty Janie and I love the "new" look of your blog :)

Kathy :)

Charla @ For the Sake of TIme said...

This is absolutely wonderful. You need to put it on one of those digital screens and play it over and over again when the hot summer sun is beating down. Thank you so much for sharing. You have completed a beautiful slideshow.

Charla

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Janie, I just adore your house and your courtyard, both! And I love the vines (is that Confederate Jasmine?) around the gate area, and the ivy around the door. It's wonderful! Love all of your plantings, the water feature, and the garden ornaments. I want to sit in your rocker and take it all in and enjoy! But your doors and lantern over it are stunning.

Love it all...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Deb said...

just beautiful...every girls dream..loved the presentation

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Sorry I am late getting around to visit... I hope you had a Happy Outdoor Wednesday....and that you will participate again soon! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan