Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Inspiration in all the right places

this is my uncle, and this is his backyard…isn’t it amazing? he built the little house (it used to be the playhouse when i was growing up, and now it’s his little retreat) he made the pond (we used to swim in there as little kids) it even has a water fall and bridge. As i’ve grown older i look at this backyard (that I’ve been staring at for over 30 years now) and I see it in a different light. it used to just be a backyard with endless possibilities for the imagination to go wild with play, but now it’s amazing and inspirational and i see the endless years and devotion and hard work that this man has put into this beautiful backyard masterpiece.

this is my sis-in-law chadley and her husband rob’s backyard. i love the vibrant colors i love the mirror, i love love love topiaries, soooo you know i’m loving it all.

anyways yesterday i decided that i was no longer going to be inspired from a distance…i’ve actually started my transformation from “winter yuck” to “summer yum”.
the planting has begun, i spent yesterday planting flowers and vegetables. today i am going to go buy a few more pots for my garden, i’m painting some outside "furniture" and I can’t wait to show you my progress tomorrow! Happy planting (even though all of you have been doing it for a while already!)


Nash said...

I got home tonight, my husband was with us but got called to go to washington for work. I drove home with the kids. I start feeling a little scared being home alone till I remember how tough you are.
I have never gardened, but I want too. I have seen kelly's where she is doing it in large wooden boxes. It looks cute. Happy Gardening.
Those backyards are amazing, love the great colors.

Rachel H. said...

What an awesome yard! I have pictured something like that for myself many times...just never seen it put to life. BEAUTIFUL!

I can't wait to see all you've been up to!

Jennifer Finally said...

You left a girl and came back a woman! J/K But it does sound like you are recharged and ready to take on the world beginning with your yard/garden. Isn't thrift store shopping and yard sale deals the best!!!!! Take care lady. And I SOOO miss you too!!

Cannon Clan said...

wow!! i miss green!

Josh & Kara said...

I so love California for all its green and easy growth. But there can be so much great stuff up here in the sticks of Utah too. I've seen some really pretty wildflower gardens that I LOVE! Anyway good luck, I love gardening even though I can't keep a single thing alive from one year to the next.

Liz said...

I stumbled onto your blog this afternoon and am loving your uncle's backyard. Seriously impressive.

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