Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Corner View California...out our back door

Sunrise.... I don't often see it. But many a morning I've spent drinking a steaming cup of something, and soaking in the sun's rays.

My cats do the same.

Before we bought this house, we'd come and sit amidst these flowers in the backyard. The house had been empty for awhile, and the backyard had a garden gone wild. We loved it.

A friend of mine is a garage sale goddess. She bought us this trampoline for $10! And our beautiful oak wraps us in shade.

The girls like to bounce and imagine an elaborate and fantastical world. I snuck up on them to get this shot. My daughter was upset and literally chased me away.

We've planted fruit trees, flowers, and herbs. We've had wedding receptions and barbeques, birthday parties and Advent celebrations. We've been visited by lizards, preying mantises, flocks of turkeys, skunks, possum.... Birds sing wildly every day. Our yard calls to us, "Come play!"

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25 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun backyard they will hold very fond memories! I love how your daughter chased you after the one photo. lol...

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  2. Pretty playground garden :0)Love it!

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  3. What a beautiful oak tree. I wish our yard called us for fun! We love to sit on the patio, and to garden, but the kids don't play in the backyard much b/c now we have dog poop to worry about, even though we clean up every day...;-(

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  4. That's my kind of back yard! So cool.

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  5. Your oak tree is gorgeous! I need to take your friend garage saling! She would be a great bargainer here in Morocco too!

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  6. Beautiful photos, and a wonderful story of your backyard!
    Your home sounds like a warm, welcoming place to be!

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  7. lots of action and fun going on in your backyard - and a trampoline! my girls would go nuts with envy!

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  8. It looks so fun! I think I want to go jumping on a trampoline now-lol...seriously :D

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  9. I love this, what a beautiful, soulful place. And I adore the photo of the cats all sitting together. People don't realise what sociable creatures they actually are. I think the idea of them being solitary was invented by parents who didn't want more than one cat to feed!

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  10. What an absolutely beautiful sunrise picture you have there. Such a nice backyard you have. xx

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  11. I love your little group of cats. Is the black one a bit of a loner? I had four cats and they never really got on that well with each other in the daytime, but all four would sleep on the bed at night.

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  12. Oh what sweet pictures, and cats!

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  13. Lovely pics. I just love your backyard! Lots of nooks and delightful corners. And the picture of the cats is hilarious - you've caught them in true cat mode: "I want to go out...I want to come in...no, I think I want to go out again...".

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  14. this is a great anf funny backyard! :)

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  15. This reminds me of a backyard I had as a kid. Nice a big and just plenty of space for shinnanigans.

    Ah, a rare treat that sunrise.

    btw, could you remove my link from the corner views, not doing them anymore and feel guilty about all the traffic coming my way.
    and, have an award for you if you feel like that sort of thing. ;) http://holisticmum.blogspot.com/2009/06/awards.html

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  16. Thanks, everyone, for dropping by my backyard (and I didn't even have to do my dishes before you came!). Hopefully "my kitchen sink" is never a corner view!

    sarah, ian, caitlin, and docwitch~another word about my cats. They were all rescued. The black one inside is 17. And the black one outside came to us just last year. He's a little bit of a scrapper, and we worry about our old lady. So, although he REALLY wants to come in, we're not sure they'd get along. But these domesticated cats, they are social. They follow me (and each other) around throughout the day, just wanting to be near. Right now they're telling me to get my butt off the computer and feed them! Must. Obey. ;)

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  17. what adventures your children must have !! it's a great place for them to play. i love that you visited before you bought the house and hung out in the wild gardens !! and that oak ... so pretty !!

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  18. i really wanna a trampoline in my bacyard now!!!!
    i love your yard!!!

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  19. Beautiful sunrise picture and I loved the story of how the wild garden called to you before you even purchased this adorable house. There is a soulful connection and you can feel it through your words. What a tranquil post...I'm gettin' that about you now :) I always feel relaxed after visiting your blog!

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  20. You are living the sweet life, friend! I look forward to seeing more of it here!

    :)

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  21. Thanks, lovely ladies! My heart is warmed by your words.

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  22. Look at your kitties! They are beautiful ...

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  23. this is such a wonderful garden. your photos just ooze good times :)

    and i am with you: gardens gone wild are usually the most enchanting and wonderful of all gardens.

    have a great new week :)

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  24. Ah, yes, good times, indeed!

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