My House & Gardens ~ Part II

If you have seen my last post on My House & Gardens ~ Part I (Or you can just click on highlighted words to go back and see it), I showed you the front of the house and yard.

Let me refresh you on what you will be seeing. This is from Google Earth of my home. The white outlines are the rock borders of the flowerbeds that you will see. Focus on the left of the this picture because that is my backyard...the feature of this post. There is a patio at the back of the house bordered with a rock wall. To the South behind the new garage is a dry creekbed so we have a bridge over it as you walk though the breezeway between the garages.
Remember this breezeway created when we added our new garage? Now let's step through and take a look around...
 We just went through the breezeway and turned around to see where we came from. We have a shed tucked back into a hidden corner of the house. This is used for my riding mower, our snowblower and other yard and garden items. Then the dry creek bed that runs behind the new garage out to the South of our lot. It does flow with water during a heavy rain.

This is the back of the house where we have added a pergola over the patio. To the right, through the Thunder Cloud Plum Tree, you can see the red of the shed. The patio sits lower than the yard that is held with a rock wall.

Let's just take a look around...Beware, tons of pictures!
 We store our chair cushions in a deck box to protect them and make them last longer when the patio is not in use.
At the top of this picture, you can see the rock wall that surrounds the patio.
Our little waterfall we built last year.

 The swing, out in the distance and at the top of this picture, is the back centerpoint of our yard. I have built two large burms on each side of this swing for flowers. They arch so that we can access the back of the burms for maintenance and on one side hidden, we have our burn pile and on the other side we have a large compost pile. You will see more of those burms in a bit.
 Looking North from the patio through the arbor, is my cupola made from old windows and beyond is the vegetable garden.

My little vegetable garden planted left to right, Green Beans, Peppers, Spinach, Tomatoes, Green Beans, Basil, Cucumber, Zucchini.

 A night shot of the little cat house.
And our resident outside guard cat! She just showed up one day with a little of four kittens and $1500 later, never left. We had her fixed and various other vet bills, she is holding up well after 12 years. Very uncommon for an outside cat, but she winters in the mudroom.

At the back, behind the new garage is my rain barrel and the end of the dry creek bed.
Looking South along the edge of the burms in back.
Looking North from the centerpoint.
Looking North from the central back swing...you can see the column with the duck weathervane on top.

Late evening shot.

 For hubby's recent birthday, who has a love for feeding birds, I tidied up the base of his feeder with a large circle of found pavers.

Let's just sit here and rest awhile.
These parties I love to link up to or check out my Blog Parties tab
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple 
Inspire Me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Sunday Showcase Party @ By Stephanie Lynn
Creative Link Inspire @ The Crafty Blog Stalker
Your Designs This Time @ ElizabethJoanDesigns
Show and Share Party @ Coastal Charm
Show & Tell Party @ Flamingo Toes
Project Inspired Linky Party @ Cupcakes and Crinoline
The Inspiration Board Link Party @ Homework
From Dream to Reality @ The DIY Dreamer
Tweak It Tuesday @ Cozy Little House
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life 
Tuesdays at Our Home @ Our Home Away From Home 
Awesome Things Tuesday @ Sowdering About
Be Inspired Party @ Elizabeth & Co.
Vintage Inspired Link Party @ Knick of Time
Fall into Fall Wednesday @ DIY by Design 
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Work It Wednesday's @ The Happy Housie
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants

Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters 
Wow Me Wednesday @ Ginger Snap Crafts
Link Party Thursday @ Bloom Designs Online
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch To Yours 
Create It Thursday @ Lamberts Lately 
Wildly Original Wednesday @ I Gotta Create!
Home Matters @ Life with Lorelai
Share Your Style @ Common Ground
Handmade Hangout @ From Gardners 2 Bergers
What To Do Weekends @ Crafts A La Mode
Fabulously Creative Linky Party @ Jennifer Rizzo
Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed

Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Flaunt It Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Creativity Unleashed Link Party @ One Project Closer/The Better Half
Freedom Fridays @ My Turn For US 
Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique
Junkin Joe @ The Cottage Market
Catch as Catch Can @ My Repurposed Life
Fabulous Friday Party @ Simple Nature Decor

Weekend WrapUp Party @ Tatertots and Jello 
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal

Share It One More Time @ One More Time Events
That DIY Party @ DIY Show Off
So Darn Crafty Party @ Sew Many Ways


  1. Just love all the wonderful found objects that you have nestled in here and there!!! So pretty and interesting. Have a lovely week ~ Mickie.

  2. Terry, your garden is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-143.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  3. Just beautiful Terry! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  4. Lots of beautiful spots to relax and take in the beauty. Thanks for sharing this with us. Kudos to your for all the hard work on this gorgeous yard.

  5. Wow, wonderful yard and gardens! Such an inspiration and lots of good ideas! Visiting from What's It Wednesday. :)

  6. The Weekly Feature Series is live. You are one of the 25 features that are in the Series. Here is the link so you can check it out. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/07/weekly-feature-series_18.html Happy Week to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  7. You are so talented! Love you home post with the gardens and all the pretty decor outside that you shared at my last party! This weeks party is going on now too! Hope to see you there! Maria http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/fabulous-friday-party-34/

  8. Wow Terry! Your backyard is absolutely stunning! I love the pergola you put off the back of the house. That berm border is fantastic, even your grass looks perfect. What a beautiful garden!!! Take care, Tara


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