Sunday, July 30, 2006
Saturday, July 29, 2006
I'll also need to come back with at least a short video (which can be looped for extended pleasure) to provide some idea of the symphony which accompanies these views. Birds, windchimes, the babbling brook and waterfalls to further delight the senses. An occasional waft of jasmine on the summer breeze adds to the stimulation.
If you've noticed - I'm a fan of my own backyard. I hope to find you a member of the club by the time you finish perusing this page. Enjoy!
The photo doesn't do it justice. This image is a northern view of the pool/river as you approach the bridge. Along the bank of the river, there is a row of day lilies which have recovered from the transplanting and are back in bloom.
The next image is a view to the east, showing the pond at the base of the river (not seen is a small waterfall on the left that feeds the pond). There is still a bit of work to be done to finish up the pond area. By nightfall, I'll have added mulch to the flower beds. The area in front of the pond (not shown) is under construction. We're adding a bog pit to help with filtration (as you can see, the pond water appears murky).
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Once upon a time there was a great big back yard. Just a big green expanse of lawn. But from the first day we saw it, we knew....
and here we are in the early stages. Yes, of course! A swimming pool and hot tub. But that's not all, no that's not all. We are also adding a sun room and a pond. Can you picture the oasis that this will become? The time frame is April. 'Tis Spring, and hopes are high. Visions of paradise are forming. One of the challenges was the perpetual need to reconcile the differing visions, but we always made it through the discussions, no matter how heated. Typically, whoever was breaking a sweat got the final vote on implementation details. We're blessed with a large lot, which allows for lots of win-win compromises with both ideas having room for implementation. Behind the property is a large kennel/cattle ranch and surrounding that, a large county park. We're on a corner/cul-de-sac and have an odd shaped lot, with 2 houses on one side and one on the other. We'd like to create the ambiance of a tropical resort, miles away from the 2 houses on one side and one on the other.