Sunday, March 24, 2024

Pleasing To The Eye


This is our neighbor's house. It's the prettiest house on our cul-de-sac.  He's worked on this property for over twenty years, doing all the work himself.  The decorative stone was spread by him and his two boys, the front sloping rocks were placed by hand, and the cacti were chosen specifically for the spots they are in and meticulously cared for so they always look great.  Our yard looks like the surface of Mars in comparison.   

His backyard is even more amazing.  He used every inch of his acreage and has walking paths and seating areas all throughout the landscaping.  The backyard is multi-tiered, with a clay chiminea, a red metal Welsh dragon, strategically placed lighting - both solar and wired, and interesting "art" everywhere.  I covet his yard.  

I will someday have a yard worthy of photographing but I can tell you right now I won't be doing any of the work myself.  I would rather find a photo on the internet of something I like, show it to a person who can do it, and then pay them to complete the work.  

Until then, I'll drive by this house and smile.  And when we're invited over to have a drink and watch the setting sun turn the mountain red, I will go and know that someday, I'll be doing the same in my backyard.  

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2023: Sorry, no post on this day.
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2016: Cat On A Hot...
2015: Starwood Is Still A Star
2014: Transylvania Has Better Internet
2013: Can I Get An Amen?
2012: Imagine Life Artificially Sweeter
2011: Sweets For The Sweet
2010: Silver Shoes, Cliff Clavin, And A Guinness World Record
2009: A Bevy Of Pavo Cristatus
2008: How Much Happy Can A Dollar Buy?
2007: The Heat Is On
2006: The New York Catch And Release Program
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