I love my “sittin’ spots” and have spent hours scouting the ranch, for the best locations to hang out. I have several but this one is a real favorite because of the view.
I love this spot on our ranch, which I call The High Spot. I call it The High Spot since from an elevation standpoint, it’s the highest spot on the ranch. I know, clever name, right? Yes, I know I am “Captain Obvious.” But really, isn’t it a lovely view? Here you can see the neighbor’s barn in the distance. To the right of the barn, you can see something that looks like a little roof. That is the roof of the pier at the neighbor’s pond.
Our house is to the left, down the hill a ways.
We set up a table here recently to enjoy an evening meal. This is my kind of date.
I opted for our Portmeirion dishes and my pink flatware.
I used my Ikea enamelware pitcher for a vase.
The watermelon was delicious.
The sun was setting which cast such a lovely golden light on everything.
The fields were freshly mowed, and the scent was fresh and welcoming.
We had to throw the table and chairs in the back of the ranger, to bring them up here, since it is a hike from the house, and definitely “off-road.”
It was a perfect evening, sitting outdoors at my favorite place, watching the sunset, enjoying a meal with my sweetie. It felt like we had gotten away without actually going anywhere.
Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers says
That looks like a fabulous place to have dinner! Lovely.
chateau chic says
Sounds like a perfectly wonderful date! The best in every way.
Cozy Little House says
What a cozy spot you have right there at home! You lucky girl you. What a view.
Designs By Pinky says
That is truly a beautiful spot, especially to share a meal with your sweetie! We will be empty here next week since the “kids” will move into their new home so hopefully can do some “date nights” too!!! Have a great weekend. XO, Pinky
Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made says
I really just can’t imagine living where you do . . . absolutely stunning! What a beautiful spot to share a meal and watch the sun set — lovely pictures!
Charm Bracelet Diva says
Fabulous! Love the china and the pitcher (I have the same one!)You’re so lucky to have that ranch to escape to! And great photos to boot!
Faux Pas Farm Gal says
What a great place for a date!!
You DID get away without going anywhere! Perfect. Just plain perfect.
Beautiful! Your own little get-away right there at home! Love the view and table and watermelon – yum! Enjoy more of these magical moments! Hugs, Leena
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
This spot is worth all the time and trouble it takes to get there. What a pretty spot… and such a great place to dine al fresco.
Thanks for taking us to your HIGH SPOT!
Vickie @ Ranger 911 says
I can certainly see why it’s your favorite place. The photo with the barn in the distance looks like a painting. Beautiful.
This post was like smellavision…… I could smell the cut field.
Tracey Steele says
It looks perfect, Anita. Isn’t it so true how the simplest things are so often the best.
Such a lovely post. I love your sweet high spot and could well see myself enjoying a cup of tea and some sweets there. You don’t mind me being a third wheel do ya! 🙂 Have a great weekend my friend, Diane
What a beautiful view!!Thank you for sharing it.Wish I could be there too.
Oh how I wish I lived somewhere that I could do that! Amazing photos…you’re very talented!
PS…Thank you for following me! XOXO
Just when I thought I was satisfied with life, I saw your post and realized that I need to have a romantic meal on Portmeirion in a freshly-mowed field. Dreamy. Simply dreamy. So glad you took pictures!
Lynn @ UpCountry Olio says
Your photos are always so stunning! I just want to sit down at that table and take it all in for a while…
Ann from On Sutton Place says
Stunning setting…and I have the same IKEA pitcher which I love! Have a good week ~ Ann
Just beautiful! makes me want to come sit with you! What a backdrop for your lovely pictures:) LOVE IT,Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com
All I can say is WOW!!!! Stunning views and what a great idea to just have a little spot to sit a spell and relax….your photos perfectly capture the mood of the afternoon/evening! You must truly love to hang out here! It’s so great to take any opportunity we can to just ‘get away from it all’ as a couple and enjoy each others company like we did ‘at the beginning’ of our relationships! Thanks so much for sharing! Heather 🙂
So romantic! What a magical place you live. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize!
I feel like I’ve had a little vacation just viewing your photos–WOW! What an incredible beautiful place to be.
We have a fire pit on our front patio and a view from out mountainside home down into the city from there. I feel the same way, when I sit out there with my sweetie, it’s delightful … it’s delicious!
Thanks for the follow on my new blog … I followed you last time I visited and I love your blog! I’ll be checking out your recipes too.
Have a great week!
What a beautiful setting. I love those bistro tables. Very romantic table for two.
Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden says
Oh my this is so sweet! I can visualize it and smell the fresh cut grass! Your tablecloth is so sweet too and the bit pitcher with flowers is perfect! Love it!
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Liz - Imageremix says
That is incredible that you would take your table and chairs and food such a distance. But then a good view is certainly worth the trouble, isn’t it, especially if the field is freshly mowed. Can’t beat sunset under those conditions. Thanks for going to the trouble and sharing your view with us. It’s nothing at like the view here, which is heavy on the palm trees, which are nice and all, but I really enjoyed getting a glimpse of life in farm country.
On Crooked Creek says
Appears that romance is alive and well on Cedar Hill Ranch! Ah~h~h…how smitten I am with your lovely evening with Mr. CH!!! Thank you for sharing this special spot on the ranch with us!
Can I just say I am a little jealous!! Of course I am teasing. I love your table setting and how lovely the fields are! How fun, and relaxing. I could smell the fields while I was reading 😉
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
Thanks so much for featuring my Strawberry Shortcake in a jar!!! Now I am off to visit other participants!
very sweet photos! The view is breathtaking!
lovely, lovely, lovely!
Can we switch homes? I will come live at the ranch for a while and you come to the lake for a while. This is SO beautiful! I can just picture being there! I pinned the picture of your neighbor’s barn to try and paint! It is incredible and you captured the perfect lighting. I have been gone for some time, but see that you have a party! I will have to come and link! Hope you are having a terrific summer! Christie at Three Pixie Lane
Love the pictures, very sweet. Consider yourself ‘pinned’. 🙂
Honey at 2805 says
What a lovely spot for a morning or evening repast. Your Portmeirion dishes are a perfect match for the setting.
Thank you so much for sharing this love spot on the ranch at Potpourri Friday!
Heaven's Walk says
Awwwww….you are such a romantic at heart, Anita! 🙂 What a totally amazing place to spend some quiet time with the husband. Looks like heaven on earth!
Style Sisters says
I love this setting! Gorgeous!!! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this with us,
The Style Sisters
Athena at Minerva's Garden says
Hi Anita: What an absolutely romantic setting–I really like this. Thank you so much for sharing all the wonderful pictures with us!
Joanne Bischof says
Charming! So quaint and it looks like such a peaceful, relaxing evening!
Lisa Montsion says
I love the picture of the clouds and the picture of the watermelon.