Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Morning View

These pictures were taken from my back porch this morning. I had just finished watering my flowers and was thinking we have such a wonderful "Garden of Eden". The sun is hittng the water just right...so the water is sparkling like diamonds.
Yes, if you look close the lawn needs to be mowed. Leon is going to do that either this afternoon or in the morning. With gas being so expensive we are just mowing once a week instead of twice a week like he did last year.
If you look right in the middle of this picture...you can see some of the onions growing in our garden.
This water feature has been in the back yard for about 5 years now. The water is set up with a circulating pump...so I hear the wonderful sound of water all the time when I am in the back yard.
Because of the size of the yard we do not try to achieve a cottage looking garden...it is more like a park...got lots of wide open spaces..

Come sit awhile and we will discuss the problems of the world!

16 comments:

Picket said...

Hey Amelia....ohhhh you blessed thing you...look at that view!!! lol Oh what a glorious site to look out and see and I love that water feature with the big old tub! I have two antique pumps like that and I can get a tub like that at the hardware store..could you please tell me how you set it up or what size fountain pump you use for it? Ohhhh that is so me!!! lol lol I have plows and wagon wheels all in the back yard...it would go perfect and my little 3 yr old granddaughter would think it was her own personal swimming pool! lol lol Thanks for coming by friend and I hope you are having a beautiful day!!!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

What a glorious view of the world you have there. Just beautiful!

Hazel said...

Amelia your property is gorgeous .I love the wide open spaces and that water feature needs to find a new home ( in my back yard LOL )What a peaceful setting ,your very lucky .

Joy said...

Love your outdoor water feature and your wishing well! Beautiful yard.

Michelle said...

You need to live closer to me so I can come over and enjoy your back yard. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Maybe I'll just pretend I am there and enjoy the view.
Michelle

Carla said...

If I ever move, I want to have a place just like yours! It's always neem my dream to live close to the water and you have a perfect setting. Thanks for sharing your little spot of heaven!

Carla

Norma said...

Everything seems so peaceful in your wonderful yard. I am bringing the cookies and milk and we will sit and talk! (oh, how I wish!)

Gina said...

I am so jealous. that's the garden I would love to have. I've always said that if I ever win the lottery I'm going to buy a house with a huge garden. I don't want a big house, just a huge garden.

love and hugs Gina xxx

Belvie said...

You have a beautiful, spacious yard. I'm like Gina....wish I had your big garden.

I can definitely tell what state you live in by looking at the dirt! :-)

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi Amelia, Saw you over at Picket's and decided to stop in for a visit! Your yard is beautiful! It does look like a park, the grass and trees are so green and lush! Love the water feature with the cowboy boot...that is cute! And your husband did a great job on the little wagon!

Great blog! :) Take Care!
~Rhonda

Renee said...

Your yard is beautiful!! Hopefully, I will have a backyard like yours someday!!

Picket said...

Hey girl..hope you are having a beautiful day on your side of the mountain...I told Bill about your water feature yesterday...when I told him it looked like you used what we call a drinking tub for horses and cattle..he said "do you know how expensive those things are these days..especially the old ones?" lol I told him we could buy a new one at the co-op and rust it up a bit! lol lol I just love looking at yours ...it is perfect for my setting! Thanks for coming by today...take care!

Finn said...

Amelia, that is one of the prettiest places I've ever seen. I truly believe you have your very own paradise there.
Love the whimsey of your water feature, as well as the lovely sound it must make.
I don't think the grass will mind being cut less, and that sound of the mower will a nice absence. As much as I love the smell of freshly cut grass, I detest the sound of the lawn mowers!
Sending cool WI hugs, Finn

Norma said...

I tagged you but if you aren't interested, just ignore it. I never know who would want to play along but thought you might.

Colleen said...

You have the type of yard I dream of. If you ever think of moving... would you let me know?

bj said...

WOW...what a blessing to live in such a beautiful spot, Amelia...just breathtaking!