1.26.2009

The post with pictures that will bore you

I promised I would post pictures of my backyard landscaping, which was my Christmas present this year. I'm pretty sure this will bore more than half of you, so feel free to just cruise on through this post and tell me what a bore I am in the comments section.

Also? Just to clarify, the neighborhood is full of mostly 'garden homes', so we have a zero lot line. In the first picture, you will see a brick wall on the left. That is actually my neighbor's house. Our sideyard is actually our backyard, if that makes any sense.

See how that flagstone is right under the gate? Ha Ha. Take that, dogs who like to dig!

This is a bad picture of a beautiful arbor. Again, with the bad pictures.

Am loving this path! I can't wait till the spring when I can plant sweet potato vine and other lovely things that bloom.

This is the back corner of my backyard. See those two bush-like trees by the fence? Those things are hell raisers. My lovely neighbors (who have never talked to me) complained to the landscaper that those trees were too close to the fence, and would be taking over their backyard 'in no time at all'. Are you kidding me? These are also the same neighbors that left a note in my mailbox along the lines of 'We know that your house flooded, you are in a temporary house, and your dogs had to stay behind. BUT, they barked a lot last night and we didn't sleep well. Please make arrangements.' They are a fucking joy, let me tell you.
This is the 'dog run', which doesn't look like much of a run, actually. Unless your dog likes to run in circles, which surprisingly, mine does, so, it works out great. Also? It has four corners, which my dogs like to dig up, so it works out well in the regard. See that fuzzy bush type thing in the middle of the picture? My Kooter dog was standing in the middle of it a week or so ago. I have no idea what he was thinking.
Here's my back porch. Usually, there isn't a silly, mostly-deaf dog standing there, but consider it a bonus.

Of course, now that my husband has decided (with some foot-stomping, whining, complaining, and sniffling on my part) to put our house on the market (because he is a f-ing nomad!), I can argue that this is a shitty Christmas present since there is a strong possibility I will not get to enjoy it at all. So, I'm thinking...what should I get for a make-up Christmas present? Hmmmm.

11 comments:

alntv said...

yaaaaawn. Nice fence. :-)

Fiona Picklebottom said...

The landscaping is beautiful. Your back porch has a FIREPLACE? Awesome!

witchypoo said...

You are very clever with your dog digging foiling tricks.

CP said...

Oh let's see, I think we should come up with an ENTIRE LIST of replacement presents...

(BTW- my word verification is "backin"- totally funny in so many ways)

Hiya, I'm Kristie. said...

I'd ask for a permanent home for a new gift. ;-)

Chibi said...

LOVE the landscaping and so jealous of your fireplace! However, you definitely deserve a replacement Christmas gift.

thecoconutdiaries said...

Neighbors who leave notes in your mailbox, zero lot lines, flooding...these are my worst nightmares. We were THISCLOSE to looking at houses but you just sent me back to my apartment, quivering with the fear of home ownership.

Kim/2 Kids said...

I was going to say, isn't this the house you are selling? the landscaping looks great.

Karl said...

Wow, you were right. This DID bore more than half of me. :) Thanks for popping by my blog.

myvocabulary said...

What an adorable back/side yard! I love the fireplace and the path.

And your neighbors are wankers. Neighbors that leave notes suck big time.

Nicole L said...

I can tell you must have a beautiful house in a beautiful neighborhood. Too bad for the neighbors though. Did they have to agree to have it butt right up to their brick side? That'd never fly here in WI, but I'm guessing your property line goes right up to their brick?