Monday, February 28, 2011

Week 5--icicles

We were hit by a lot more snow on Friday night, but by Sunday afternoon, the temps began to rise, the sun was out and the melting had begun.

I tried to capture the icicles on my snowball bush, right outside the dining room window.  I finally had to open it to get a better picture.

I hope spring comes fast!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Week 4 (week 3 was a bi-week)

Week 3 was a bi, because it looked exactly the same as week 2.
(and I forgot to take a picture on week 3)
This is it today....or yesterday, Saturday, Feb.19th.

My friend, Debbie and her husband Charlie, are friends with the people who used to live in my house. (We've lived here for almost 15 years) but their friends Sarah and Roger lived here first and put the yard in. They planted all the trees in the back...the ones which are huge now.

Debbie and Charlie had dinner with Roger and Sarah (who have moved to another state) a couple of weeks ago, and they asked about the house. They asked specifically about the yard and if the trees survived. We do live in the desert, so trees are like gold to us all.

While Roger and Sarah did plant all the trees around the perimeter, we planted the trees in the grass area and lot of bushes and plants and flowers. It used to look a lot more like the desert, but we've worked really hard these past 15 years to make it seem as if our backyard isn't in the middle of the desert.

I was thinking of getting Sarah's e-mail address and sending them some pictures of the yard, or this link.
But then I thought....well, CRAP this is ugly in the winter.

So I am going to do some blatant self-promotion here and insert a few pictures of my yard which I took this past summer.

These pics are for Sarah and Roger--to show them that the yard they worked so hard to get started was not in vain.
So you all have to turn away now---these are just for Roger and Sarah Johnson.

Roger and Sarah,  If the big trees ever die, so will I!!!  I love them, and I love the shade they give.  I love having a green yard in the middle of the sage brush.
The lilac bushes are huge now.  We've done a few different things on the side pen, vegetable garden?  It's  changed over the years.
(you can just scroll down and down to see pictures of the side yard, etc)

Oh...and we put a cover on the patio.
Which has Virginia Creeper growing all over it.  Some people like Virginia Creeper, some people don't.   I like it--its green and it has brought a flock of  Flickers to it this past fall--I'm for anything that  brings unique birds to my backyard.

September 11th, 2010

I had a garden party brunch and I took these before the ladies got here.
10:00 a.m.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Week 2

As the Handymand has informed me.....the backyard can get pretty boring, when you look at picture after picture after picture.
Oh well....I don't know what to tell you.

Saturday, Feb. 5th.
Gray skies.
The lawn/yard still looks like crap!!
We're not very pretty in our wintery coat.