9/21/12

my back yard

APR #27 (hosted by Jenn at Just Add Water Silly) this week wants a peek at what's going on in my back yard - literally or figuratively. I'm short on time this week since we're headed out of town for a little vacation (again!) and I've been scrambling about. Since I'm really not much of a sketcher/drawer, but I am a bit of a photographer, here's my back yard:


I love the color in the red grass and this is in a big pot on my deck.  We've actually had sun recently and the grass leaf shadows caught my attention.


One of my favorite things to do is kick back on the deck with a glass of ice tea (that would Long Island Ice Tea) and enjoy the occasional flash of sunshine!


We have a nice big yard - lots of room for a party!  The windows seen here are my office where this computer is and I spend most of my free time. I have a great view out to the back yard and have planted blooming things in the bed on the right.


I have flowers planted in pots that line the perimeter of the whole deck - I absolutely LOVE looking out and seeing flowers from spring to fall.


We grow dahlias and revel in their color and size every year. We're too lazy to dig them up and as long as they keep coming back and looking so good, we're going to leave them alone! :)


I only paid $5 each for these rose bushes as kind of an experiment to see how roses would do on the deck and this is the second year of stunning blooms - now that's a bargain!

So that's a brief tour of my yard and garden, such as it is.  I don't know if I grow flowers mostly to cut and bring in the house or to photograph - I enjoy both so much.  Thanks for wandering down my garden path with me.

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers. That dahlia is gorgeous! I really want to try growing some.

    I have only seen roses grow in the ground. I never thought to grow roses in a pot. I may have to try out that idea. :-)

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  2. your garden and back yard is stunning and what a great find with the rose bushes, such gorgeous blooms!
    Best,
    Jenn

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  3. What a delightful yard...and such lovely blooms. Definitely good party material.

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  4. Thanks for sharing your space :).
    Stay inspired!

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  5. Lovely dahlia! And those roses are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Don't you just love plants? I think they lift the soul and you've certainly got some beauties there Terrie.
    So when do you want us all for the party?
    I could bring another rose (but it wouldn't be such a great bargin).
    Enjoy your vacation AGAIN!!!
    And thanks for reminding me about that Long Island Iced Tea ;D

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  7. Thanks for letting us all have a look at your nice backyard!




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  8. Your backyard is just gorgeous with all those pretty flowers! I love roses, but alas, have not had any luck growing them.

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  9. You have gorgeous flowers and a great spot to view them from....
    all the blooms here are gone, glad to see yours. xox

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  10. WOW, that is a beautiful view! I love all the flowers and the L.I. Iced tea sounds yummy, too.
    Thank you for your comment today.

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  11. the tour of your backyard was awesome... I wish I had all those flowers , especially the dahlias and roses... just glorious shots...xx

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  12. You really do have a gorgeous view out your window by your computer! Wow! :)

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  13. You have such a beautiful back yard with all those gorgeous flowers. The dahlia is stunning. I so wish I could take photos, but even the camera for dummies just won't give me anything nice. I think I'm just too impatient to learn how to use it correctly, in the mean time I will enjoy your glorious photos.
    Von.

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  14. gorgeous flower shots. what a spacious back yard - beautiful view from your office window - i have a wall. :)

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  15. Such a lovely spot to look out onto while you work! Love that you don't make it all high maintenance and it's still gorgeous. There's a lesson in that....

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  16. oh oh oh!!! I love that red grass and the shadows from your pot and the flowers are just so extraordinary... glad I got to see and read. I am trying to spend less to no time online on Sundays, unless it is purely play... I guess I can consider the Artist's Play Room as play, eh?! Lovely!!

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  17. wow, you have some beautiful flowers in your yard, and a very pretty view from your office window. Have fun AGAIN of your vacation!! You are so lucky! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  18. I knew you were a phenomenal photographer, but your just as good a gardner. Blessings!

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  19. Your back yard is fabulous and you have the photos to show for it, too!

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  20. Lovely tour of your backyard, Terrie! :]
    I'd have to say... what an "incredible" photo of the dahlia. WOW!!
    So beautiful.

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  21. Hi Terrie! wow! I LOVE the shots of your grasses! both the red and the shadow! You are so very talented and have a great eye! :)

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  22. amazing, amazing photos Terrie! gorgeous image after gorgeous image. I love the red grass! And that photo of the dahlia is just STUNNING! you are so nice to take us all in to your yard for a tour, thank you so much:)

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