We had a pretty mild winter this year. There was hardly any rain although it rained a little today. It seems summer is arriving early. Our new home gets hot in the back, so I have started getting some patio items out. The cooling orange bed for the dogs. Crucus likes to jump onto it like it's a trampoline. I also put on a clothesline to dry towels and sheets.
A few weeks ago on my way to work, I saw someone put out a green patio chair to give away. I turned around and put it in my car. After hosing it down, it's my patio chair now.
A few days ago, I found the umbrella with the stand lying on its side when I got home from work. I guess it was too windy. Now I put 2 of my spare kitchen counter tiles on top of the umbrella stand, and it's perfect. Those tiles are very heavy.