Hey friends, I’m back! How was your 4th of July weekend? I had a very needed and awesome time at the beach. And I am now getting ready to head to Haven. I’m a first-time Haven attendee and can’t wait to meet some of my online friends that I haven’t met in person yet. Atlanta here I come!
Since my projects have been a little sparse because of our vacation, I had the idea to post some old photos. Well, I actually had the idea after I received some questions about our garden. Do you remember my recent post about our “woodsy patio hangout“? (HERE if you missed it and to see a lot more photos}
Now may I please point out to you that these upcoming photos are about 14 years old and we did NOT have a digital camera at that time? Gosh, I feel so stinking old.
Let’s start with the front.
Ok, I’m not that old, I just used to like taking black and white photographs which make me look like a dinosaur now. But it shows you that we started with a dirt patch. Nada in the landscaping department.
Then we planted grass and a tree and apparently, the hubby liked photographing me while I weed whacked.
This is the front yard now:
Same tree, can you believe it? It even holds a swing now. And I built the trellis fence that is barely visible in the background.
And we planted another tree. I told you a long time ago how obsessed I am with trees and how I think they make a neighborhood so much prettier. (HERE)
Now returning to the backyard:
I’ve always loved wearing overalls and the hammock was pretty much hanging in the dirt.
Here under the hammock is where I added a flagstone patio (same spot as the above photo). My hubby fought me on that one and told me that we didn’t need it. Now it’s his favorite place to sit at night and he hates when I mention it because he hates when I am right.
Doesn’t even look like the same place, does it? My favorite plants to add are hostas and ferns. And I’m also a huge fan of the Irish moss between the flagstones.
Here is another shot of the steps we added leading up to the flagstone patio.
And I have quite the baby face.
I’m sitting right where under where that large hosta is now. And you can barely see the little tock wall. But of course I have a wine glass next to me. Happy hour after a day of hard yard work. My favorite 😉
Looking down from the steps:
And just because I found this photo, here is a photo of baby face me and Lucy and Heidi.
I probably enjoy going down memory lane more than anyone else but I just thought I’d share.
That’s it for today.