Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Day In A Friend's Yard

My friend lives in a state park - and her house and yard are fabulous. Set near a lake -the views are astounding and her flowers make you dizzy with happiness. A few of us spent the day there one day this summer - and we got a wonderful tour of the yard.

This is the backyard - above - I love the rustic fence and the view into the yard.


Flowers were everywhere - and I mean everywhere!


A view into the meadow beyond the fence . . .

Backyard . . .
Rustic wooden fences . . .

Lichen on the fence rails . . .

A lovely old man tree . . .

Sun Roses . . .



Poppies . . .

A view of the lake . . .


Now isn't that just the best sign you've ever seen?

I just can't get enough views of that lake . . .



Purple irises . . .

The lake yet again - way out is a tiny speck of a man in a rowboat . . . (note to self - buy a camera with better zoom)


Golden Chain Tree - in full bloom . . .

Along the back fence . . .
The meadow by the lake - we sat in the sunshine with this spectacular view . . .

Backyard - bustling with bushes and plants . . .

The road coming in . . .


The road going out - their driveway is almost half a mile long . . .

More rustic fences - this yard is such a delight . . .

And Daisies - of course you have to have Daisies in a country yard . . .

Birdhouses here and there - and there was one with an active bird family in it . . .

Beauty bush - one of my favorites . . .



Light pink Beauty Bush - the scent is heavenly . . .


Darker pink Beauty Bush - I had not seen this before. I got cutting from both bushes and they have taken root - they will smell so good in my yard next summer.


Going out to the barn in back . . .

It was a delightful day in a splendidly fabulous yard!


6 comments:

Marilyn said...

Words fail me to express my awe. Beautiful.... restful....
Marilyn

Peg said...

What a lovely place to live. Aren't you glad you have that new camera now - need to go back out and find a fisherman LOL! That sign is fantastic!

Colleen said...

What a beautiful yard! Thank you for the tour :o)

Lili said...

What a fantastic place! You need one of those quilter parking signs now don't you?! ~Lili

Rowan said...

It looks a lovely peaceful garden, what a wonderful place to live. Love the sign too:)

Sunny said...

Totally awesome pictures .... my kind of place! Loved the bird houses and fences and the old man tree.