My Yard That Is No More

2.09.2010


3-10-11 Reposting this to join Fishtail Cottage for the flora and fauna party.


I am going to share some pictures of my yard. These pictures were taken last summer when it was looking it's best. Right now it isn't looking very good at all. This has been a very wet year and my yard is like one big sponge. I hope when it gets warm again and the green color comes back that I can get it into shape again.

Working in the yard is very pleasurable for me. I am a little I mean very much OCD when it comes to my yard. Right now I could cry at the shape it is in. It is being taken over by weeds. Even though we had a very cold winter it sure didn't effect the weeds.  

    
                 The crepe myrtles are so pretty once they get into full bloom                                            


That is my husband's garage he built for his new hobby of restoring old cars.

This huge tree which is a hack berry or sugar berry tree is the whole reason my husband wanted to purchase this property to build our house on. This tree is very messy though and you know who has to pick up all the tiny little sticks that it constantly loses.


This is a picture of our spring fed pond. It was a small puddle basically for cows to drink from before we bought the property. We cleared the brush around it and had it dug out larger. Several underground springs are feeding it and of course all the rain, too.

 


This is an island or burm we made in front of the pond.




The garage in the foreground is my husband's place for his new hobby he took up a couple of years ago of restoring old cars



This is where you can find me when I get through cutting  and edging all the grass, pulling up the weeds, trimming the bushes, and blowing the driveway off!!
Whew, I am tired just thinking about it!




I am joining Outdoor Wednesday for the first time. Be sure to stop in and join our host Susan at asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com
and visit all the other outdoor pretties this week. I am sure a lot of the posts will make us yearn for spring to come even quicker.

Thanks so much for the many wonderful comments. I appreciate each and every one.


Y'all come back now,

Kim

47 comments:

  1. I would so be on the hammock everyday!!~ Mine is in our woods and I sometimes sneak off!!~ Your grass was so green!!~

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  2. What a beautiful yard, Kim! So relaxing to lie on that wonderful hammock by the lake. You have a beautiful home!...Christine

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  3. Hi Kim....thank you for stopping by my blog...Your home and yard are just beautiful...I can't imagine it looking bad even with the crummy weather we have been having....the only thing we grow is moss...Tru Green tells us out soil is too wet yet when they come to seed the seeds just sit on top of the dirt because it's dry as well.....dirt...you just can't win....I see your in Buford and an empty nester....How come your not part of the crazy Atlanta Bloggers....Your choice or did you not know about us? Sue

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  4. Hello Kim,

    What a beautiful home and yard you have! I would definitely sneak off to chill out in the hammock every chance I found!

    ~ Tracy

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  5. Kim, your home and yard is absolutely beautiful. So welcoming and relaxing. I would love to just relax in that hammock right now. (If it were a little warmer that is.) :)

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  6. Your home is just stunning. I am so jealous!!! Our grass was a beautiful carpet like green in Michigan and it is very hard to get that down here! Tom says he is really going to work at it this summer. We did a lot of landscaping last year so I am praying it comes back! I love the stone work and the color of your home. It looks so beautiful with all your plantings and that lush green grass! Am I supposed to be cutting back my crepe myrtles? These are new to me and I saw a man cutting some today at the grocery. Am I supposed to do that? You are my new yard guru!

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  7. The TLC shows! I love white crepe myrtles the best! Love that pond. Snow is melting here and our yard is one big sludgy mess....Thanks for reminding me of green :)

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  8. What a gorgeous set of photos. Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings.

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  9. So glad you joined the Outdoor Wednesday group. Those are absolutely the most beautiful pictures of your house and yard I have seen in awhile. I cannot see anything around your place that is not breathtaking. I could live in your husband's work area.

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  10. Well welcome to blogging and our next get together is going to be in April so we will let you know where and when so if your free you can join in the fun....Did you see my post about Fridays tea that we had....it was the post before the one you left the comment on....here is my e-mail and if you would like a list of other bloggers in the area just e-mail me....Sue
    sueadivari@bellsouth.net

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  11. Hi Kim! Your yard is gorgeous! Your hard work certainly shows! And I love your little pond! I see that Sue found you. I'm one of those crazy Atlanta bloggers, too. You'll have to join us sometime! Hope you are having a wonderful week!...hugs...Debbie

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  12. I have debs on the hammock!
    Joyce, IL, USA

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  13. Wow Kim, your yard is huge! And absolutely beautiful! Don't worry, it will come back and be gorgeous again in a few months.

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  14. Beautiful yard and I love the trees and pond. Wonderful photos.

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  15. What a beautiful place to live and gorgeous photos. Thanks for the visit.

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  16. You have a beautiful yard! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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  17. Omigosh Kim I cannot TELL you how glad I am I found your blog. I can tell by your profile that we have tons in commom (including our names!). I too LOVE landscaping and have done pretty much my whole entire yard by myself. I also have a hubby who is very gracious about letting me decorate. You have a gorgeous home. Please come by for a visit soon! We are in the midst of another blizzard here in South Jersey - getting another foot of snow on top of the 2 feet we got on Saturday! Help!
    Kim

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  18. Hey Kim, I was just wondering if it would be okay if I featured you on my blog. I would love to show my followers your amazing sense of style. Let me know! THanks! Kim

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  19. kim it is just wonderful thanks for the tour:)

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  20. What a gorgeous yard!!!! I too am a avid gardener/floral designer so you can imagine my love of flowers, landscapes and such. I am in New Jersey right now and we are being blasted with a noreaster.....will I ever see my garden?

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  21. Hey, where are the pictures of how it looks today? Ha! I think everyone here in GA is sick of wet weather. Sometimes, I think the drought wasn't that bad! Did you know that this is the rainiest year GA has had since 1948? It's no wonder everyone's yard is saturated. Once Spring comes along (hopefully without so much rain) maybe the sun will help to dry things out a bit. I'm sure you'll be out there getting it back in shape in no time. It sure looks beautiful in those pics though!

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  22. Wow!!! This is amazing. I love your house too!!! So pretty. I love the great outdoors too and have been thinking of turning our swiming pool into a pond... love yours.

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  23. I am in love with your yard and home! It is soo beautiful! I miss actually having a yard ya can run around in and play!:)

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  24. OOOH KIM!!!! I'm so glad you started a blog!!! I know you will just love it!

    Your home is absolutely beautiful and I can tell you spends lots of time in that yard..it shows!

    I'm so glad you came by and told me about your blog!!! I'll be back to visit more!

    Oh, and congrats on the new grandbaby!!!

    Nancy

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  25. Your home and yard look beautiful! I love the pond. With a little love this spring I am sure your yard will be back to lovely agian. Anita

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  26. Your yard is beautiful and the pond is awesome. You sound like me when it comes to the yard, all I can see right now are the weeds in my very wet lawn.

    It's always good to see Georgia bloggers, I grew up just west of Atlanta. Even though I'm on the west coast I'm still a Southern girl at heart.

    Judy

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  27. O.K. your pictures are making me what it to be spring/summer now!!! I'm not a winter person at all. Your yard is so pretty!

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments.

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  28. Thanx for stopping by Kim! I am following now too! I will be back after I get my boys down if I have not fallen asleep myself to browse more of your lovely home! Thanx for sharing with all of us!

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  29. Hi Kim-
    I just discovered your blog today after you left a comment on mine :o) You have a GORGEOUS HOME!!!! I have been ohhhhhing and ahhhhhing over it for the last 30 minutes and am going back to have yet another peek!!! LOL..I look forward to seeing what you are up to in the future :o)
    ~Des

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  30. Oh wow Kim, how did I not know you had a blog? I'm so excited to discover this!!

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  31. Oh my.... you have a lovely home, it makes me long for hot summer days.

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  32. Your home and yard are beautiful. I love that pond. When we were looking for our home, we bought the house because of the large yard with mature trees. I will follow your blog.

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  33. You garden and house are so beautiful. What a wonderful garden you've created - I know how much work it takes to do this so you definitely deserve your time in the hammock. Leigh

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  34. Your home, yard, and pond are so beautiful! I know what you mean about the soggy mess. It's been really wet here and our yard is a total wreck.

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  35. What BEAUTIFUL property...the TREE...the POND...the HAMMOCK! Can I take a nap there and read a book? :-)

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  36. What an absolutely GORGEOUS home you have, Kim! This is my first visit to your blog, but I promise, its not my last. I will have to go back to your very first post & spent some time getting to know you.

    I adore Southern home styles & yours is the epitome of that classic look. & have been to Buford. My DD & her DH used to live in Hilton Head so we drove to SC many times. We also have a friend there who is a builder on the island. One of our favorite vacation spots!

    Thanks for your well wishes on our anniversary & a Happy Valentines Day to you & your sweetheart.

    fondly,
    Rett

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  37. Kim, Your house and lawn are absolutely gorgeous. When I looked at your photos, I thought to myself... that looks like the beautiful house down the road from me... the one with the Natchez crepe myrtles...and I looked again and it IS!! We're neighbors!
    I love gardening, but my garden is still a "work in progress" and looks awful right now.. I'm hoping my Lenten roses we put out last year will make it through all this cold.
    Thank you so much for starting a blog and inviting us into your lovely home. I love your decorating style.

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  38. Hi
    your yard and home is beautiful! I first saw you on RMS and made your sunroom one of my favorites. I just started a blog this year too, welcome!

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  39. Wow, you have a gorgeous property, Kim! I sweat just thinking about taking care of our 1/2 an acre propery, but you've shamed me! ; )

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  40. Your yard is beautiful and makes me yearn for spring. I am so ready.

    Your hammock looks so inviting.

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  41. hello Kim... How are you,I am inspired by your lawn Gorgeous. the grass is so green and beautiful that I think if you don dod anything more even than its marvellous... I saw your home on RMS many times, but this tour is great... very beautiful relexing and inviting too... love it wish you all the all the happy moments you want..love

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  42. I'm going through some of your posts and all I can say is "Just beautiful! Your home is just beautiful!"

    ~Liz

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  43. I LOVE your house!! It is so beautiful!! I love your yard and the pond..(beautiful) I would love to have a pond that nice! You are so lucky! I would never get any sewing done if this was my yard! :)

    Mary

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  44. I live in AZ. people like rocks. they are everywhere. I love grass.. I want to roll around in it.
    Thank you for sharing, I hope it returns to its rightful beautiful self.

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  45. I enjoyed the tour of your beautiful yard. Wonderful pond.

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  46. This is my first time seeing your GORGEOUS exterior and yard and I ahve to say it is my DREAM!!!!! I ahve been miserable for 25 years now living in the woods. I am a flral designer and LOOOOOVE flowers and can only grow impatiens in this dense shade. Plus EVERY day we have something else falling from the tres and you know ho is out cleaning it up: blowing, raking, sweeping etc. Whoops, soory, didn't mean to go on a rant:):):) I just LOVE your yard. Would give anything to be able to take care of it! Bless you. Pinky

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  47. Goodness - this is a gardeners deam of paradise! Your lawn is so green & that pond, oh that pond!!! What I'd give to have a day On that hammock! Hugs! & thanks for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's - hope to see you again as this weather warms up & have more garden posts to share! xoxo

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