Tuesday, April 30, 2013

~ how we made a shady corner spot...

...in the backyard
...with a tree
...and a hill
...and some rocks
...and flowers

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This is what we started with...

This photo is from June 2008.  Seven year old Sofia is supervising Daddy as he builds a swingset for her :-)  This view is from the back of our garage looking northeast towards the neighbor's garage.  Note:  there is no shade!

~ our backyard - June 2008...


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Then we added a little a lot of dirt...

This photo is from June 2009.  This dirt is from the pool excavation.  This view is from the back of our garage looking east towards the neighbor's garage.  It is small, but you can see the "rose of sharon" bush that we planted at the southeast corner of the house:-)  Note:  there is no shade.


~ what the pool man dug up...

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Then we planted some grass seed and waited for it to grow...

This photo is from May 2010.  We leveled out the dirt and planted some grass seed.  You can see that Rick  and little Ozzy are sitting on a hill:-)  This view is from the back of our garage looking east/southeast towards the neighbor's garage (beyond the newly installed fence). Note:  there is still no shade.


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Then...

This photo is also from May 2010.  Nine year old Sofia supervises while Rick and Nicholas install the pavers at the deep end corner of the swimming pool.  Note:  there is now a small tree next to where Rick is standing.  Note:  look at the size of the arbovitae -- we had recently planted them and I thought they were huge!


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Then...

You lay back and wait...

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...to be cont'd

2 comments:

  1. I love the last picture!!!! lol. Years go by too too fast?

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