Monday, July 11, 2011
I'm jealous of y'alls fabulous green, gigantor, 10 acre lawns with mature landscaping.
See, besides that I live in the desert, I also have a relatively new-ish house with no mature landscaping, and a teeny weiny backyard.
If you have a huge backyard, I'm not sure we can be friends anymore.
Anywho, lush foliage is just one of my favorite things. And so, today, I thought I'd live vicariously through the Daddy-o's backyard.
He's lived at his place for. . . how old am I? Oh, right, 31 years. And now I'm depressed.
Allow me to show you around, would you? Give you a little look-see?
How you indulge me.
The Daddy-o's deck. It is massive. It is the Mother Ship of decks. Last year, he went all out and recovered it with trex. Cheap? No-ho. Fabulous renovation? Yes, please.
You can find us out on the Star Deck Enterprise shootin' the bull, stuffing our faces, playing cards, and/or making fun of each other every other Sunday.
Oh, and how the grandkids love it out there.
See, Grampa's put in a little swing,
which hangs from one of their mature apple trees.
Apple, peach, pear-- they've even got a plu-ot tree. Or however you spell that crazy fruit.
You know what else the grandkids like?
All the beautiful raised beds Grampa put in that line the back of the house.
Ingenious, that Daddy-o.
You know, not because the grandkids can now easily reach it and eat dirt,
but because it's an awesome use of space.
One of my fave things?
He's growing grape vines over his arbor. Love.
Allow me to wax nostalgic:
this gazebo has been here since I was a little one.
Sigh. Oh, the memories of me sitting in there with my feathered bangs and the high heels I took out of my mom's closet. Again.
And finally, what I can only dream of, for now:
The Daddy-o put in twinkling lights for those warm, late night summer evenings.
Oh, the ambience.
Are you thinking "17 Again" landscaping like I am?
Thanks for joining me today. Come visit and roast a weiner or two with us, won't you?
Posted by Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes at 10:59 PM