Then I thought why not scrapbook the house inside and out. That way we can look back any time we want and remember what Maddie's tree looked like and see Mary's Lilac bush....
When we moved in 10yrs ago our yard was nothing but dry brown dirt with rocks! Maddie was 2 yrs old and we would spend the morning with our buckets picking up rocks! It is amazing how far this yard has come!
This is Tony's herb garden. It is smaller this year, because we had a feeling we might be moving. This little garden is mini but mighty! It has been providing us with plenty of basil, sage, chives and thyme!
I love how there are chives growing from under the rock....we didn't plant them there! They choose that place all by themselves!
These are Tony's peppers! Also, doing fantastic this year!
The hole is from our exchange student learning to throw his first baseball!
There are a few of these little fellows tucked in among the flowers. They were all found at the Jersey shore by the kids! They'll be traveling to the "new" house with us!
Here is a view from the back of the house. It is funny how when I look at the pictures I see some dreams we had for this home that didn't come true. We had thought of adding a patio off of the deck and putting lattice around the A.C. unit!
All of these daisy's are from 2 small plants planted in 2007. I have divided them twice. They will need divided again next year. Maybe I should share these pictures with the new owner so they know what will come up in the spring. Do you think that is a good idea?
This view is from the deck looking at the back of the yard
Sarah was an infant when we put this bed in. We planted the Red Bud tree in the middle for her, which means tree is 8 yrs old! This bed has seen lots of transformations over the years. The bunnies feel it is their own buffet. The cone flowers and black eyed Susan's get eaten every year...ugh! You would think we would give up, but Tony is determined to win!
This year he used this beautiful chicken wire around the bed. Isn't that lovely!
Look closely...see it in there!
Not sure of the name of this flower, but it is our favorite.
It is now illegal to be sold in stores, but can be seen growing wild in the mountains or along Pa highways. If I recall, it was made illegal because it spreads so rapid. Does any one know if this is the true story?
(P.S. it's not illegal to have planted in your yard, just can't be sold in stores any more...wanted to clarify that!)
My bird feeder was a present from Tony for my 35th Birthday. We keep binoculars by the kitchen window to view all the birds that frequent the feeder on a daily basis.
In the middle is a Lilac bush we planted in memory of Tony's mom. She loved her lilac bush and would cut me a big bouquet every year! The grasses provide great privacy. You can see how the sun comes around the house, the grass on the right always gets the sun first!
Tony planted the arborvitaes in for the privacy. I love them!
When walking around the yard you are sure to run into Lily.
(She'll be coming with us, too!)
My beautiful hydrangea was a gift from Deb. I am letting the blooms dry on the plant this year and plan to make a wreath for the "new" house.
This side of our house is with our little statue girl. She started her days with us at our first home and traveled with us here. She will be making one more trip, this time to live beside a pond!
See the picket fence in the back ground? We've never had a house that didn't have a picket fence. I am just that kind of girl!
Here we are back at the front!
10 yrs ago the front had red shutters, red door and brass lights. Now I have to go and compare to the Little Red Book to see how things have changed and stayed the same.
Hopefully soon I'll be sharing with you pictures from
"The land that moved us."