Thursday, June 21, 2007

Right in my backyard

Since Julie asked, and since you saw the project in progress, here are a couple photos of the finished product:


pretty little tree
Detail of patio, bench, planter, and misc. tree. In background: fence designed to contain children + dog. All three have now demonstrated ability to escape. Next picture should rightfully be of me setting fire to a stack of $100 bills. It's a pretty fence, though, isn't it? And it keeps the soccer balls on our side of the property line.


the rear view There's the back of the house in all its orangey glory; the benches, the patio, and a bit of the new driveway. And of course, none of it would be complete without the purple Little Mermaid hippity-hop.

Happy weekend. See you Monday.

24 comments:

Chase said...

Very cool benches/planters!! I love that detail. :)

It looks great!

Scribbit said...

Very nice, lovely summer seating

TB said...

I'm loving your backyard. It's huge!
Gotta love property values in Mayberry. BTW, Jeff is doing a deal with you know who and probably heading up there in the Fall. We have old work friends in the area, and autumn in lovely in that neck of the woods so I will probably tag along. Would love to see you if I do.

Julie Pippert said...

That looks lovely...and I do prefer that style of fence. :)

Mona said...

I love how the bench works into your yard. Great arcs all around. And that's a very pretty fence, too!

jen said...

yum. when's the open house??

Magpie said...

Lovely - and one of the nice things about the fence is that you can see through it. I guess that way you know when the kids/dog have escaped...

mothergoosemouse said...

A hippity hop! That's my next Toys-R-Us purchase!

C, it's absolutely stunning. The fence, the patio, the planter, the benches.

But how does the dog get out? Can she squeeze through?

binkytown said...

Ooh la la. Chez Mayberry is lovely. I dig that orange-y glow!

Heather said...

Love the backyard! Nice fence, benches and planters. Serious suburban yard envy here!

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

Lovely!

Mrs. Chicky said...

Lovely. But how the heck do the kids and the dog escape from that fence? You must be raising a bunch of Houdinis.

L.A. Daddy said...

Very nice indeed! Eh, sometimes you just need form and not so much function. But it works!

nonlineargirl said...

That looks great. I love the house color. The house next to us is orange (more orange than yours, if possible, or mabye just lighter orange) and I love it. Bonus is that I can tell people how to get to our house by saying "it is next to the orange house."

lildb said...

so so so sooooo pretty.

love it. love.

Jennifer Playgroupie said...

I'm very impressed!

Maybe I should get my husband to work...

Bon said...

wow. your house and your yard are so...gorgeous. and the fence! i am a little green with envy - or possibly shame :) - over here.

the house colour...tres funky. i like it.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

So when can I come over for an ice cold beverage? ;)

Love it...love the planter bench and your entire back yard. The fence is gorgeous, too. Nothing like corralling the kiddos in style!

tallulah said...

Hey! My Way Down In Mayberry House is the EXACT same color! Amazing....

Lady M said...

That looks so idyllic! We'll show up on your doorstep sometime. :)

Chels-Puddle Jumper said...

Wow, what a nice backyard! I love the benches and planters! I think I might bookmark these pics so I can have dh make me some!

Christina said...

You're backyard is beautiful! I love the patio - I hope to someday find the money to put in a patio like that! (right now our backyard is all grass)

Lisa said...

Ohhhh. Am drooling over your backyard! Beautiful.

Nancy said...

I LOVE YOUR HOUSE!!! Even from the back I can tell it's my style.

(drooling)

(I hope "thou shalt not covet thy blogfriend's house" is not one of the new commandments...) ;-)

Oh yeah, and the yard looks nice too. Heh.