Nice hummingbird in the backyard today.
Jenn came out and hung out in the backyard, and then we went and used the pool with Ryan, who loved it except for the water park. He didn’t like the big bucket and the splash.
First thing on our list was getting the backyard done. Couldn’t stand looking at the dirt anymore.
We decided to put artificial grass in so we didn’t have to mow/water etc. It’s harder on the feet for the cats, as the grass gets HOT in the summer time.
Well, our house is a little different than our house in Commerce City. We don’t need a mower here, as the front yard has desert landscaping (no grass allowed),
Our backyard instead of being 115’ from the back door to the end of the property, is 12’ to the wall.
One thing we aren’t downsizing on is our canvases.
A Merlin hawk flew into the backyard which also got all of our birds in the backyard to fly away quickly! I don’t know why they would do that!
I was looking at some old photos -
and the after
After is a lot better, eh? 20 trees, 750 sq ft patio - deck expansion, water feature -
If you are interested in getting a custom designed water feature for your yard, I'd highly recommend
Falls by Fox. They did a great job on ours, considering the flatness of our lot, they were able to put in a nice
water feature for us. One of the things you see in the after is the elementary school between our house and house on the left.
That school didn't even break ground until Oct 1st, 2007 and it started last week with school kids. Amazing!
Panorama of the water feature in the backyard - 10 photos put together -
What a sky last night - and the amazing thing is that it was gone in about 5 minutes. All the clouds built up to the east of us and after about 15 minutes we had a good lightning storm for about an hour.
Another good lightning storm tonite. I, got som photos of it.. More lightning storms than I ever saw in 48 years in California!
I was taking pictures of bunnies in the backyard about 1/2 hr ago - they are so cute..
There must have been 10 of them just on the grass outside my window. And then there were about 3, as the other 7 hightailed it .. and then I saw what made them run.
Its just a baby.. not the same one that I saw the other week..
This is what happens when bunnies get tunnel vision I guess.. luckily I rapped on the window and scared the fox away before he got any of them..
Out in the backyard we've had lots of bunnies. Not as many as we used to and the other week I found a rabbits foot (nothing attached to it)
Today at 6 am I saw this in our backyard chasing all the birds around the yard (we have 3 feeders) The two cats were going nuts on the ledge on the bedroom window overlooking the backyard
We put a birdfeeder out in the back yard and so far other than some sparrows and finches, this is the most unique bird that has used the feeder.
A yellow headed black bird. You can tell its female as its not just the head that is yellow, the female has the neck and breast yellow also.
The sod finally came. They said that it would take an entire truck load just for our house and I believe em. Its a lot of sod!
Now to find a lawn mower.