SkyView Back Yard!

This post is sort of crazy in that my young and cute, handy dandy handyman was up on my roof fixing some shingles and he said, "Go get me your camera, and I will take pictures of your backyard from up here for your blog"! Isn't he just wonderful thinking of you guys? To take these pictures, he was standing at the top of the roof right where the arrow is...crazy guy! Since he had my camera, I don't have a picture of him on the roof! However, I did have his camera and took one of him standing at this location. I should get it from him. It's wild to see him standing at this point, up so high!

So with my camera, this is what he took...This one is facing south where you will see the back roof of the new garage and some landscaping. By the way, the tree that is dying behind the word "south" was cut down. I guess that too many roots were cut to build the foundation for the new garage. More on that later.
1) A view of the new garage from the north side.
2) My china flowers. Tutorial HERE.
3) Me standing in the dry creek bed that goes all the way to our lot line behind the new garage.
4) The circle brick patio area. Post on that HERE.

Next...You will see the opposite side of the back yard, west and north. We have a field behind us and you can see a tiny part of the neighbors pool to the right of the treeline.
1) Cupola. Post HERE.
2) Arch of Honeysuckle. Post HERE.
3) Pergola over patio. Post HERE.
4) Column in the garden. Post HERE.

On to the next picture. This is more of the middle of the back yard facing due west where you can see the field behind. Our lot is just a half acre but plenty for me to play in. Hubby and I did all the landscaping. There are two large burms with a flat area of a swing and then a tiny burm to the right in the middle.
1) Birdhouse with porch post. Post HERE.
2) The swing area where it always stays 10 degrees cooler and breezy.
3) The tiny burm with a birdfeeder that I got for $5 at a garage sale and we put it on a short post.

Under the pergola that shades the patio looks like this from the ground...

And lastly, me on the northwest burm...
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  1. That's one daring handy dandy handyman! He must be a young sprout! :) Your home and grounds are just so beautiful. You have everything landscaped so pretty and love all the little areas you have around your yard.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. "I am on the roof - Go get your camera so I can take pictures of the yard for your blog"...wow - What a husband you have!

  3. How cool. Not everyday you get to see your place from that perspective. Nice handyman. Your home looks lovely. Thanks for sharing, liz

  4. Ha ha..you can't keep making googley eyes at your handy man...he might fall off your roof

  5. what a great way to see what is really going on...you have a fantastic back yard and everything looks fantastic! i need to do this too....thank you for linking up to Fishtail Cottage's garden party...fun to see a different perspective! xoox, tracie

  6. Hi Terry! What a fun post...love the birds eye view! Your backyard is inviting. Love the birdhouses. Happy weekend,

  7. Hi Terry,

    Very nice birds-eye-view. I am stopping by from Metamorphosis Monday - you are the link after me.

  8. Such a beautiful home...and all that space around you. It looks like heaven there. You must be having a great time with it all. You've done such a wonderful job. Thanks for the great shots with the numbering. I loved that! I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll stop over and visit me at Quirky Vistas and follow too if you like.

  9. Fabulous house and yard! Curb appeal plus! I love your plate flowers too!

  10. You really do have a beautiful home, and so is your yard. Your shots are great and love the numbering and the detail you shared with us. It was great to get a sky view of your yard and home. So glad you shared your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best!

  11. It's party time over at Debt Free Mommy's blog! You are invited to join the party by linking up anything related to making your space a better place for you and your loved ones. Please join us at Making Space Mondays at www.debtfreemommyblog.blogspot.com. Link up starting at 9:00 (central time) tonight. Hope to see you there! -Tabitha

  12. You have a wide backyard and I'm thinking lots of ideas on how to landscape this. I wish this place is mine so I can start now. :) By the way, nice view.

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