Monday, March 12, 2018

What a difference 10 years makes...

I was looking through old pictures and thought I would share them
as I was amazed at how different our little yard now looks.
The picture below is from spring 2008
 and this one below is
10 years later....
you can see how many of the trees
seen below were not planted
and I didn't have greenhouse
and there was no pond 
 2008 Below when my husband was laying
out the rocks for my garden area for me
and now with the garden and fence
I especially love how my planted trees
block out the house behind me.
This little side garden was expanded
and a cherry tree planted on the right
Lots of perennials have been
planted and side gardens have
been added.
2008 Below 
and now...
It's not the same angle but all these plants were
 replanted and the area was enlarged when the apple
tree above fell over.  I was so sad when
that happened but now I
can see how much prettier this looks now.
This is the same view as above looking at
the trampoline and play set.
 Below the side of deck 2008
and  now....
My husband and I built new plastic lattic privacy screens.
to hold up to weather and not needing
to ever be restained.
So what is the moral of this story?
Well sometimes you
really don't realize how far
you've come until you take a look
back and see what you started with.
This makes me smile
as my 50th birthday is right
around the corner and I can
see how I helped make my
little space much prettier than
I realized.  I am really
looking forward to Spring now!

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