This is …..The Yard.
This is the reason I don’t usually blog during the summer.
This is one thing I love and don’t love about this house.
I am not a “yard person”.
This yard and I have a love-hate relationship,…
but now that many of the big projects are done….
…it’s more on the love-end.
This is a play-house that a friend offered us sight un-seen.
After I said, “sure, I’ll take your broken down playhouse”, I started thinking, what did I just say yes to?
Yes, my husband was about to shoot me.
Obviously, I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be this kind of playhouse!
It was in pieces and the colors of the Red Hat Society when we brought it home,
but with the help of a friend and some paint, it’s been a really fun addition to the yard.
Never mind that it needs more weeding.
There is really only so much time in a day.
This was a dirt patch when we first moved in. Nothing but weeds.
This is a view from the river walk area that sits directly behind our house.
When we first moved in, there were too many trees and weeds to even see the house from the walk!
I can’t really believe how much it’s changed. (I wish I would have taken before pictures!)
There are two flagstone raised areas around the huge Sycamore trees. This helps hide their gigantic roots that pop up through the grass.
This one below provides a place to sit and have tea, the other one usually hosts a hammock.
The lilys are from my husband’s family farm.
They were taken from a homestead that burned down that dated back to the late 1800’s.
The other raised area.
The garden shed.
I painted this garden shed and added the baskets of flowers, the star and the flagstone walk.
This shed was brown and white originally.
This area had bark through it when we moved in.
We have planted A LOT of grass…
…yet our three boys still seem to find dirt.
Hmmm, funny how that is.
This is our pergola/firepit area (firepit to the side, not pictured)
This used to be dirt and weeds.
The previous owners parked their boat and truck here.
If you look at the upper left hand top of the pergola, you can see our outdoor movie screen rolled up.
It’s actually an old screen from a school, but it works perfect for our outdoor projector.
The pergola doubles as our outdoor theater.
So that’s about it.
I’m sad I never took any before pictures.
However I’m enjoying the after….
…maybe not all the weeding that’s still involved,
but the fire pit sitting, hammock napping,
movie watching, and sports playing that it gives.