Sunday, September 30, 2007

The back yard

I'm standing by the back door, looking at the very back of the yard. Okay, this picture MIGHT not look like much, but get some vision people. Before H did the new fence and built the deck I'm standing on, we had a serious white-trash back yard. This is most definitely NOT the finished yard. We're going to plant winter grass and then sod the yard in the spring. There are bags of mulch in the flower beds. H is going to put in some lighting, then we'll do the mulch. This is going to be a dream yard. In the spring, I'm going to get planters that hook over the fence and plant flowers in them. I've also got some neat plans for fence decorations that will help the yard.
I'm standing at the back door looking to the right. The tree on the left hand side of the picture is the same tree that is in the previous picture on the right hand side. Again, we're planting winter grass and will sod in the spring. There is a fountain on the left side of the picture that works, which will be running by the end of the week. Behind that fence is a very busy main road in our community. The lelands (sp?) help provide a natural barrier.

Here are H and M on the deck. The grill is on the deck (M is asking her daddy to "cook, please."). We missed the last of the patio furniture, so I'm going to try to hunt for something that we like. If not, we'll get a few plastic chairs (YIKES!) so we can enjoy the deck for now and we'll buy something we really like in the spring. I can't wait to have my morning tea or a glass of wine outside. I have several beautiful planters for the deck that will really add some nice color and a place for M to learn a little science. She helped me plant mums tonight. She's such a good little helper.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

OK, so I am jealous! The deck and fence are AMAZING!!!! H, YOU ROCK! I will be anxiously awaiting the invite for drinks on the fabulous deck...LOL! Seriously, you guys have so much of which you should be proud- a beautiful family, a lovely home and yard, as well as God's blessings. May He continue to touch your lives in so many wonderful ways.
Love to you all,
Andi

Kyla said...

Beautiful!

Laura McIntyre said...

Im so jelaous it looks wonderful, i would love for just the tinyest back yard for my girls. He really done a great job

Colleen said...

It's going to be just beautiful! If you just imagine the grass it's already an improvement... but picturing beautiful bright flower planters... it's going to be wonderful.

Stacy said...

Great job to H on getting so much done on the yard. That is fantastic, your own little oasis!

Christina said...

What an incredible yard! I totally see the potential...it will be SO BEAUTIFUL once you get it finished with grass and flowers and all those little touches. Good thing you'll have a grill and table, as you will want to LIVE out there in your own little piece of heaven.

melody is slurping life said...

I have the vision. It will be gorgeous and such a family spot. Great work...tell hubby I said so. :)

Arizaphale said...

Brilliant work!! Aren't husbands great??? I too can 'see' the finished result. It's going to be wonderful. I LOVE doing things to houses....putting your own stamp on them and creating a haven. Unfortunately we haven't been in a position to do much to this place but every time Himself sweeps the backyard and I pull up a few weeds I kid myself that it's a makeover! Enjoy the fruits of your labours. You certainly deserve them. Wish I could 'pop' over for a glass of wine :-)