06 June 2016

Front View of Home Sweet Home

On Saturday I was walking home from the neighbor's house and noticed how pretty the side view of our house was.  This isn't a path I take often, maybe it has looked this good for a while now...I doubt it though.

Recently, we Honey laid a pallet a sod in various places where the turf was either dead or might as well had been.  The new grass is taking hold and looking really good!  The tree on the corner of the house seems to have really grown this spring adding much needed shade to this side of the house.  I now have visions of planting some shade loving annuals.  In the winter this tree has seed pods left on it, the birds fill this tree through out the season and I love watching them.

I dashed in the house to get the camera to take a few shots of the house and Honey called out to me to wait another week when the grass would be freshly cut.  I've never been a very good listener.

We still need to add some fresh pine straw, a job I'd rather be shot than have to do.  Let me say right now, I'm stunned the deer haven't mowed through the day lilies.....this year is a first!   This pic also shows what a dreadful driveway we have, one could totally get a work out just walking up and down the drive a few times a day!

Regardless of how often I fertilize those ferns on the front porch they never get as green as I'd like them to.  This is the second year for those ferns, they wintered inside the garage and much to my surprise they survived.

Earlier this spring the walkway got pressure washed.  Maybe with the new sod down the walkway won't get as grimy.

When these shrubs were planted 9 years ago they were so tiny and the ground cover was just in a sprig formation.  It seemed like forever before they would get this big.

This might be my fav view of the house.  This vantage point shows the trees behind the house and pretty much the entire lot.

The tree in front of the house is officially my fav type of tree.  Mostly because it grew really fast.  It was basically a stick just 9 years ago and now it provides shade!

Hope you enjoyed the summer view of our home.
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  1. Beautiful Tamyra! I hope you can really enjoy your yard before it get to hot and muggy out.

  2. Your home is beautiful. It looks like it is located in a English countryside. Thanks for sharing.

  3. What is the name of this tree?

  4. Tamyra, your home looks beautiful. Everything always looks so tidy and well kept! I'm also interested in what kind of tree that is that grew so well in 9 years. That is a fast grower!

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