Sunday, May 6, 2012

Looking Out My Back Door

Hi and welcome to my home! 
I'd love to show you around.
Spring has been a long time coming here on Canada's west coast but I think it's finally here! 
So now I can watch the hummingbirds at the feeder,
count the evening grosbeaks bathing,
and chase the deer out of my garden.
Flowers are blooming on the deck,
and in my back yard.
We live next to green space so our yard feels very private.
 This is the view from my back door.
(It looks like a long ways down, but it's only one floor.)
My husband Ben built this stream and pond several years ago,
and made this heron out of a rusty car hood.

We found this old baby carriage and now it holds snapdragons.
(We love rusty things.)

Hubby is great at repurposing things...
he turned this tree branch into a handrail leading down to the lower level of the garden.
Here's the waterfall he built, moving all those rocks into place.
Now he has back problems... go figure.
There are goldfish in the pond but they usually hide when they see me coming.
 We planted these trees when we built our house about 20 years ago.
Now they shade most of our yard.
This is a corner of our front yard.
Ben loves rusty chains so they hang everywhere.
He tiled this mosaic on our deck table--he's really quite creative!
Thank you so much for dropping by!
Come back again soon!


  1. How lovely and peaceful!! What a treat for you to share your private little spa!

  2. I love your back yard and the natural landscaping that you did. Beautiful place to center oneself and your husband did a wonderful job with the hand rail to blend it into the surroundings.


  3. Your house is beautiful. All the greenery reminds me of Oregon where I live.

  4. What a beautiful space to sit and enjoy your time. Karen

  5. Such a beautiful oasis you have developed! You have such a green thumb, when do you find time to quilt? Love the pics...thans for sharing such a beautiful home!

  6. I am so jealous but in a good way, thanks for the tour1

  7. What a gorgeous, gorgeous backyard. Love the tranquility of it all. And how awesome is your husband for moving all those rocks. Thanks so much for the tour.

  8. Your yard is beyond peaceful.

  9. Thanks so much for all your kind comments! A lot more plants have died under my "care" than have survived so I'm very grateful for these hardy ones!

  10. Thanx to Miss Sweet P I had to check out your site = Love it and have bookmarked it! Keep up the good work. L

  11. Absolutely beautiful! A secret garden for sure. I love it.

  12. Love the garden pictures, very nice setting.