Wednesday, January 27, 2016

This week in our {new} garden

Well hello lovely friends.
Even though we haven't begun serious work in our new backyard, I am starting at square one and watching where the light falls. I snapped a few photos (with my iPhone) last weekend and thought I'd share them today.
 
We've been throwing around a few ideas for our backyard design and, slowly but surely, they are starting to stick. I think both Doug and I are still overwhelmed at the enormity of this backyard project. So much needs to be done in terms of clean-up and clear-out before we can actually start to make it look the way we want.
 
This orange tree is our only backyard tree so far. We'll eventually add a few more trees back here for shade, and I really, really, really want a lemon tree. I'm pretty sure Douglas will make that happen for me. :o)
 
Lucky doesn't seem to mind the dirt. He's digging a few holes to China so he's still up to those shenanigans. And all's quiet at the turtle corral. Rex and Cas are still hibernating...
 
As winter progresses, the sun is starting to shift and shed more light on our backyard. I can't wait to have more plants and some color back here to photograph! Can't. Wait!
 
I took a few shots from this angle, and every one of them had that little heart-shaped orb floating around on the right side of the photo. {Hi Mom!}

It made me super happy - and a little giddy - when I completed this post and added my label "How my garden grows." Ahhh...it's been too long. I needed that! :o)
 
I hope you're all having a great week so far!

11 comments:

Sian said...

You can make magic with your iPhone, you know that, right? :)

Audrey said...

Hi Deb! There is so much potential for your backyard space and I'm very excited to see what you and Doug create there!!! XOXO, Audrey

Ruth said...

Just think about the amazing before & After post you'll be able to create!

Patio Postcards said...

I like the heart your Mom sent! Nothing can explain it better than she is reassuring you that all these wonderful plans for your garden are good & will come about in their due time. Very exciting. I too am noticing the change in sun light, moon light & how pleasing it is that there is quickly coming more of the day light hours. Finally I am coming home from work in daylight, I no longer feel like mole person.

PS - I got your lovely note today, it was perfectly timed, a rough week at work for me, the beautiful mandala card brought light with its message & energy from sender :)

Karen said...

If I lived in a warm climate, a lemon tree would be my first purchase! And an orange tree would be right behind it---maybe a lime tree, too. I was happy to discover tonight that it was still light when I left the inner city after volunteering. I feel a lot safer when it's light.

Alison said...

Looking forward to seeing your plans come to fruition xx

Becky said...

Really looking forward to seeing how you develop this lovely space.

scrappyjacky said...

I'm going to love watching the developments.

Barbara Eads said...

Oh to have an orange tree in the back yard. Are they sweet?

Alison Henderson said...

I can not believe how colorful your oranges have gotten. We have an orange tree in our yard that for the first time in four years starting bearing fruit. The trouble is that they never get quite as orange as yours, mine are more like a yellow orange. Did you fertilize the tree this year to get them to bloom.

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tainted with a positive view said...

I love that heart-shaped orb! A sign of something special.

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