Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Corner View...Looking Out Our Back Door

Looking from left to the middle...

and then to the right. I wanted to knit these photos together so you could get the full view but I didn't have time to learn Photoshop this morning (heh heh). The ornamental grasses are totally taking over...they've covered the path.

And in the winter...
to an early warm spring day...

A close up of the red roses...it's the days of wine and roses, my friends.

The sky has been amazing with all the crazy rain we've been having.

When I need a moment to myself, I poke my head out the back door and breathe. The baby birds chirrup, the parents sing. In mid-summer, hummingbirds whirl about the flowers as do the butterflies. In late summer when the crazy onions with the white flowers overrun the yard, bees buzz and the yard hums with their buzzing. I try to have a nature-friendly yard and I'm greatly rewarded. I don't use any chemicals or fertilizers and I don't water enough for our desert climate, but a master gardener lived here years ago and the bones of good plantings have done fairly well despite my lack of gardening skills. My backyard is definitely one of the best things about living in this tiny house.

Take a look out the back door all across the world...jane, ladybug-zen, ian, bonnie, esti, sophie, cele, modsquad,caitlin, joyce, ani, kim, a day that is dessert, natsumi, epe, kaylovesvintage, trinsch, c.t., jeannette, outi, schanett, ritva, francesca, state of bliss, jennifer, dana,denise, cabrizette, bohemia girl, ruth, dianna, isabelle, amber, a girl in the yellow shoes, mister e, janis, kari, jgy, jenna, skymring, elizabeth, audrey, allison, lise, cate, mon, victoria, crescent moon, erin, otli, amy, ida, caroline, lisa, dorte, kimmie, la lune dans le ciel, nicola, malo, vanessa,britta, virgina, april, rebecca, b, kyndale samantha, karen, kristina, angelina, dorit, goldensunfamily, sophie, janet, mcgillicutty, desiree, di, travelingmama, aimee, sunnymama amanda, ali, jenell, guusje, britta, juanita, pamela, inna, daan, myrtille, cris, ibb, susi, jodi, lily, gillian, doobleh-vay

19 comments:

kyndale said...

beautiful yard. Lots of places to hide..We don't use fertilizers either. Except for fish emulsion :) It smells so good for a day or two.

caitlin said...

Awesome! I love that twirling shot and that last one at sunset. I wouldn't mind having your backyard! It looks so green and pretty!

Daan said...

great hulahoop and those red roses are beautiful!

and your blogbanner is so nice!

Francesca said...

A nice, green backyard can make a tiny house seem bigger!
PS you couldn't learn photoshop in one morning:)?!

jane said...

it looks like heaven. wine and roses...:)

aimee said...

i wish my girls were content to do hula hoops in the back yard! just as i sat down to write a comment about your gorgeous photo of the sky and clouds, i heard a gush of water from the outdoor faucet and ran outside to find that my six year old had strung the hose across the yard, fed it through a hole in the fence and was spraying the neighbors' yard. why? no idea... and now i hear screaming from the two year old... oh my corner view from my back door tortures me - can i come to your peaceful yard? ;)

Erin said...

Oh, I love the roses! We have 3 varieties at our new house, so I have been reading and learning all about the different varieties and how to care for them. :)

Pamela said...

Your roses are gorgeous! What a great idea, to post a photo from the winter as well. I've got plenty of snow-covered backyard shots - we got lots of the white stuff last year.

epe said...

you have a lovely view!

MODsquad said...

That backyard is huge!! I love it!! I know my girls would love exploring up that little hill everyday! Beautiful view!

nicola said...

beautiful back garden! cute hoola hoop shot. we saw a group of women hoola hooping (is that a verb?) at the park today. my daughter and her friend were fascinated. these women had skill!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Sophie said...

Very nice view and the hula hoop photo is really a good idea!

Ian said...

I like that bank, but I bet it's tough working on it.

Ani said...

you've got that right, Ian. that hill is extremely rocky with just a thin layer of dirt on top. digging a hole for a plant is a major project. i hope that someday plants spread enough to cover the whole thing so i don't have to worry about the hill sliding down.

kids love the hill. it's very good for flower fairy games.

Cris Siqueira said...

love your backyard!!
the colors red, pink and green and the woods. and the snow, is so perfect!!!
is a very good place to play, i can see that from your shot of your kid!!

Bonnie said...

your flowers are breathtaking !!

Kari said...

little girls and hula hoops! My girls enjoy that too.
Your backyard looks quite big. Nice pictures - especially the last one of the sky and the snow - love it.

Bean said...

I tagged you, bwahaha!! <3

Joyce said...

beautiful yard and photos! xoxo