Pictures Around Our Homes And Yards

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  1. Yvonne Smith

    Yvonne Smith Very Well-Known Member
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    This thread is for pictures that we want to share of our home, yard, garden, or any other feature that we enjoy. The pictures do not have to be perfectly compossed, just a place to share a picture when you want to.
    To start out the thread, here is a picture of our front deck that I took today.
    The colors are just a little enhanced because the original picture turned out too dark, and I had fun editing it.
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  2. Ken N Louis

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    A walk around of our spot in Texas..
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    Hail Storm April 2016
     
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    Christmas Round Up
     
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    Good looking.
     
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    Nobody said, 'working cattle was easy.'
     
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    yvonne I envy your green thumb. I am not that adept at growing things. What a peaceful place that seems to be. I think the word for you porch is comfortable.
     
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    @Chris Ladewig , I went to visit Yvonne and Bobby shortly after Bobby built they're cozy porch, and the intricacy of Bobby's work shows his love of wood working.

    Although they're yard has a lot of shade, Yvonne seems to be able to find the correct thing to grow in whatever condition. That woman is always busy growing something or learning how to. I recently sent her some of my moon flower seeds that came from the vines I grow on my fences. I can't wait to see where she ends up growing them. Hopefully she'll post some pictures when they bloom, which will be difficult because they only bloom at dusk and night time.
     
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    @Ken N Louis , your place is beautiful. How many acres do you care for? I hope all the rains were have this year isn't giving you too much trouble. Stay safe.
     
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    I have planted some of the seeds in several different places around the house and porch. I saw at least one of the seeds has sprouted; so now I need to look and see if others have also started growing.
    Some will get more sun than others, because of the trees all around; but hopefully even the ones with more shade will be able to survive and blossom.
    Then I can save more seeds this fall, and some should re-seed themselves, and eventually, I will have lots of moonflowers, just like you have, @Ina I. Wonder .
    I think that moonflowers are one of the most beautiful flowers, they are just so delicate and glossy that they look not quite real, almost ethereal actually.
    Thank you again for gifting me with the moonflower seeds, my Friend. I will definitely be taking pictures when they start to blossom ! Here is a picture of one from last year when I only had a few blossoms.
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    I thought I would share photos of my flower beds since I discovered my first pop of color.
     

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    The the tall leafy ones I planted last year. They must have spread because I only remember buying four from Jen at the flea market. I'm going to transplant some because they hide my irises. That little red strawberry is new - don't know where that came from.

    I call this is my urban country setting. You can also see how the vacant house next door is overgrown mostly with honeysuckle trees. I don't mind the honeysuckle but they have grown so high that it looks like a forest. The squirrels have a good time hopping from limb to limb when it suits them.
     

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    @Von Jones , it looks like you will be spending some enjoyable time gardening. I do miss it, but maybe by next years I can get back to mine. This year I'm just trying to keep my 2/3 of an acre from coming overgrown. Keep the pictures coming, I love watching the progress of designing a personal garden space. :)
     
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    Thank you @Ina I. Wonder. The nice thing about my garden is the flowers will be blooming at different times. You'll notice that I have laid a lot of rocks to prevent to squirrels from digging up the roots. One picture shows where I had place a rock on top of a piece of wire because the squirrels had started digging up the cannas that I had planted. I am on the look out every day because of those squirrels.:(
     
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    Von your garden is really lovely. You can tell you spend alot of time making it that way. It looks like a place where you could just sit and relax so pretty.
     
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    Yep ...especially if you tell everyone your full address.... :rolleyes:....Cody, I agreee you have to be a bit careful..but you can go completely the other way and be too cautious ...I show the inside of my house..the odd room, or the outside ..not the whole house, but unless someone knows your address, then who is going to do anything with the photo you've posted of a random room in your house...just don't go showing your safe..or your jewellery...or maybe you could just show a room with your Guns ..lol
     
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    @Von Jones , where do you get your rocks? Around here you would pay more for a hand sized rocks than you would for the plants. I've always wished I knew a truck driver who would bring me rocks from different places. I was lucky enough to find some old 9"X15" retrangular sandstone bricks on my property about a year after we bought it. I look forward to the pictures of your upcoming gaedening efforts.
     
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    @Chris Ladewig thank you. It is a work in progress that I really enjoy doing. Even when I'm out there gardening I take time just to enjoy it all and listening to all the different types of bird songs and the rustle of the leaves as the squirrels chase each other. It gets very shady in the afternoon.

    @Ina I. Wonder. All the rocks were here when we bought the house. There were lots of them. It seems like every time I shovel I find more rocks. Most of them were buried in a section of the backyard I believe to prevent dirt from covering the sidewalk that leads to the alley way. That section of the yard is where I had my dogs and now I use mostly for DIY projects.
     
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    I, too, am trying to create an urban country setting that I can escape to when I need it; my own little sanctuary. Fortunately, my neighbor across the street is a school teacher who has a lawn business on the side. He brings me trees and shrubs as he finds them. My yard, like yours, is a work in progress. My sanctuary looks better than last summer and next summer it will look better than this summer.
     
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    Great pictures, y'all. I don't have much to take pictures of, other than my few plants on the balcony. Eventually, I might have some, though, and now I have a place to post them. I post my random pictures in the Out My Window thread (or similar name) and sometimes in the Good Morning thread, but it's nice to see groupings of them, so you can get a better idea of what the place looks like. I agree, it's best to be cautious. You can remove some of the personal information if you right click on the pictures and choose Properties. It'll make a copy of your picture without the identifying information. I usually do that, but if I'm in a hurry, sometimes I don't. I figure anyone seeking someone out to stalk, harm, etc. deserves what they get. I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures. I love moonflowers, it's one I've always wanted, but don't have yet.
     
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    The Jerualem artichokes (sunchokes) are getting taller, and are now 3-4 feeet tall. Next month they should start blooming, and the front of the house will be almost hidden once the sunchokes areach 5-6 tall and start with thier profuse flowering.
    They are in the sunflower family, but are perennial, and have edible tubers at the bottom like potatoes do, only not quite as large.
    Thiss year, I will dig up ssome of thee tuber to try eating them, and transplant some to other parts of the yard since they do make an interesting privacy screen as they grow and spread.
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    Throughout the summer I have enjoyed my flower beds and would like to share my sights.
     

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    This is actually not a good view of our front yard garden but I want to share it just the same. The dilapidated barrier made of concrete balusters were removed so it will be open until we find new balusters. I have posted this because we were surprised to know that they are not making concrete balusters anymore. The only manufacturer that exists near our place is about 15 miles away (think of the traffic, oh no). This concrete garden is actually the toilet of our dogs, they go straight here when they are let loose from the house.
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    If you will notice the blue rubber pot, it is holding our star fruit which gave us big and sweet fruits in the last season. To the left of the star fruit is the orchid bar which carries the dragon fruit. And if you care to know, the camera is located in the driveway.
     
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    Very pretty @Von Jones, you have a nice variety of flowers/plants.

    @Corie Henson Is the camera fixed, and for security? It seems some of the homeowners here have installed security cameras, I guess to discourage the hoodlums who like to trespass and steal things. it's good that your dogs have their own place and know it's always available.

    I did some yard work yesterday, sprayed for weeds out front in the yard and ditch, as well as the backyard. I will be spraying later or next week for bugs, there's concern here about the mosquitoes. They're starting to bother me up on the balcony, which hasn't happened in a while, and the neighborhood hasn't sprayed in a while, so I guess it's my job now.
     
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    @Diane Lane, that picture was not from a cctv camera. I was in the driveway and holding the camera. Our property is secured by a fence and you can see the blue iron grill in the picture. We don't have a cctv yet for security but we are well aware of the risk of intruders, some are petty intruders who would steal anything of value, even an empty bucket, huh. But what worries us is the kind of intruder who steals and even kills. Our security for now are the night lights that we leave open - one in the garage and another in the driveway, the terrace light, the backyard light and our bedroom light which remain switched on during the entire night.

    With the removal of the old balusters which divides the concrete garden and the driveway, our dogs were wary at first but now they jump on the divider which is now low for their convenience.
     
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