Thursday, October 09, 2008

Fences and What's Behind Them

Sending Carly a big HUG over the loss of her beloved cat, Elvis.

Our first outdoor project in our new house was a picket fence. We kept it natural and discovered that not only would it keep Nikki near, but we could use it as a canvas for spring blooms.

In the summer our picket fence enclosed our new garden waterfall, but allowed a path for the critters to drink. I thought the pickets looked like they were guarding it all. (click on picture for a better view)


Fall will arrive at my house this weekend. This will probably be my last rose, as it clings to the trellis fence. I am looking forward to the colors of fall, but I will miss the beauty of our first spring and summer in the mountains.

This precious bloom, that is growing like a weed, can often be found on the wrong side of gramy's garden fence.


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16 comments:

Nancy said...

These are terrific Tamela! I espec. love TJ's pic.

I just tried posting mine on blogger to no avail. Maybe go visit my old faithful AOL entry before it goes bye-bye.

Love you lots,
Nance

emmapeelDallas said...

Ditto Nancy! I really enjoyed these, Tammy!

love,

Judi

Queen-Size funny bone said...

oh those are precious. yes kids seem to grow whether you feed them or not....the little weeds..

Carly said...

Hi Tammy :)

(((Tammy))) Thank you for the hug sweetheart, it was just what I needed today! You're the bestest!

As usual I will leave your blog smiling! Wonderful photos as always, but very special in this case because of that photo of the little fella. :) What a great face! Well done m'dear!

Always, Carly

Genuine Gem said...

oh, I like the last bloom the best! ;)
I couldn't see a critter in your waterfall but I didn't realize how big it was until I saw the picture, I don't think I've seen a picture with the whole waterfall in it. That is gorgeous!

tinker said...

Love all the bloomin' photos! Especially that last precious one, spreading his 'petals' across his face - too cute! ~xox

Geraldine said...

I am so sorry to hear of Carly's loss. We have two cats and they are so precious to us.

Your yard is lovely Tammy. Great photos!!!
Hugs, G

www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

forgetfulone said...

Beautiful photos! If I had something so pretty, I'd probably spend more time outside. My back yard is so blah.

Kay said...

This is a perfect little post - I love the picket images and that perfect yellow rose - reminds me of your lovely friend Pam. Maybe she is saying Hi. :)

Chris said...

I am morally opposed to fences, so I am going to picket this post;)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Tammy, You captured some great fence shots! I especially like the one of your precious little bloom..I could not help but smile:)

MyMaracas said...

That is a precious portrait shot, and the garden photos are lovely. Beauty all around!

Martha said...

Have to agree with the others here - precious and lovely shots!

Kiva said...

Gorgeous! Your fences reveal such beauty.

Giggles said...

So much beauty in one post! Adorable grandchild!

Hugs Sherrie

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Nice variety of shots here. The fourth one is the real standout, though. Well done!