Saturday, July 12, 2008

A Backyard Saturday

Thought I would show you a little of the summer green and what's growing in our backyard this beautiful, sunny and very hot Saturday!
As you can see, our little backyard is very small, but has flower beds on three sides. This side of the yard gets the morning sun and we call it the shady side.
A few years ago I planted my lemon tree - it was literally a stick! Now it's growing happily on the sunny side of the yard. I'm not sure the type of lemons it produces, but the fruit is really big and so juicy. They're fully ripe around Christmas time. What a nice surprise it is to give someone a fresh homegrown lemon from your own tree!
We have plenty of ferns growing on the shady side. Oh, please excuse that nasty looking board in the background. That is to keep Miss Chloe Dawn from going where she ought not be going! The cross hanging down is from a wind chime made for us by a friend. Yes, we have a few of those!It just so happened this pretty hibiscus bloom fell into the perfect place - right by Ms. Bunny's ear!
Isn't the dog life just grand? Miss Chloe Dawn is rolling around and having a wonderful time in the soft green grass and singing a song!
Straight from Chloe Dawn's little aria is a Note Song for you:
In The Summertime

In the summertime when the weather is high
You can stretch right up and touch the sky
When the weather's fine, you got women,
You got women on your mind
Have a think, have a drive,
Go out and see what you can find.
Sing along with us, doo-be-da-da-doo...
~ R. Dorset

25 comments:

  1. Thanks for the early morning stroll through your backyard and the pic of your baby "exercising"! (that's what we call it when our sweeties roll around like that). I also wanted to let you know I read the sweet compliments that Cindy from My Romantic Home sent your way and I agreed with her 100%. Try to stay cool today.

    Jan 8-)

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  2. Ah, I'm envious of Chloe rolling around in SOFT grass. Have you ever walked on the grass we grown down here in FL? It's horribly thick and course and disgusting. Whenever I get around REAL grass I have to take off my shoes and walk through it. When we visited Jimmy's aunt in CA, I actually layed down on her front lawn just to feel the soft grass on me.

    Your yard is looking just beautiful, Shelia!

    Justine :o )

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  3. Shelia and Chloe Dawn...

    Good Morning!!! What a GREAT GREEN BACKYARD!!!

    You added your name to the list of TEA PARTY goers!! See you at the TEA on the 8th!!! The only "KITTIE" there is me!! That's been my nickname for years!!!

    The whole "computer mess" as you put it will only get better if ALL OF US follow the simple instructions for "hiding and protecting" each other's email addresses. I hope you made a NOTE of those instructions and plan to use them.

    Jan

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  4. Everything looks so lush and green.

    And, I see pink. You could have joined in Pink Saturday.

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  5. Hi Sheila -
    I enjoyed a few minutes in your yard. It's so peaceful. Except for Miss Chloe Dawn's doing her morning 'exercise'.
    ~Adrienne~

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  6. Hi Sheila and Chloe Dawn,

    This is my first visit. It's nice to meet you.

    Your yard is so green and lush. I have a bassett (Tommy) that rolls like that on a regular basis. The vet said it means they are content with life. You gotta love that!

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  7. Oh sweetie.. I truly enjoyed the stroll in your back yard and that Chole Dawn is a bit of a ham now isn't she...I love the flower by the bunnies ear... You know how I love bunnies.... I would love for you to slip by when you have time and see what Miss Scooter has been up to... you'll find her on the last page... tell me what you think her face says>>> Hugs to ya ~ lynne~

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  8. I'm jealous of your lemon tree. We have no such weather for things like that. I have a cherry tree though and I think cherries are so yummy sweet.

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  9. Oh, how I wish we could have lemon trees in Idaho. I miss ours that we had in Calif, sweet notes chick! Meyer lemons are the absolutely best for lemonade. Oh, well, we have some lovely things in Idaho.
    Smoochies,
    Connie

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  10. Hi Shelia...

    You and Chloe Dawn need to run over to our Place and check out the NEWEST post!!!

    Jan

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  11. Your backyard is so welcoming! Our yard in the back is stark--cept for grass. We built here about three years ago and I still don't know what I want, so we just mow!!! I loved the pink flower by the BUNNIES' ear--ya know, I have a thing for concrete rabbits! Happy Saturday! Oh, yes, I love how your doggie rearranges your pillows at night! tee-hee

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  12. Hi, I found you at Adrienne's. Your yard is very pretty. That lemon tree is great. I had trouble making out your little dog in the grass, until I was his eyes. :o)I believe you are another music lover.

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  13. Your backyard looks ever so inviting. I would love to visit you there.:) Hope you are having a happy weekend!
    xo Lidy

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  14. Dear Sheila,
    OOOh so good to hear from you and glad you like the award. Also your garden is lovely. Enjoyed your photos very very much.
    Pat

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  15. Hey Pickle..love ...love...love your back yard...beautiful with the sun shining on it like that..thanks again for that sweet award you dear soul...have a great weekend!!!

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  16. Dear Sheila and Chloe. I love your back yard, and you little baby she is a doll. I posted by babies today so stop by and take a look see. Thank you for sharing you lovely yard. Wish I had a lemon tree, but I do have a Pear Tree. They are great.

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  17. Good afternoon Sheila! Your backyard is beautiful! I really like the size of it too!!! I would love to have a yard that size!! I don't have a yard at all right now!! Oh and I love ferns!! But I have never had any luck with them!!
    Give Miss Chloe Dawn some smooches for me!!
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend and try and stay cool!
    -Heather :)

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  18. hi Sheila,I wish I had a lemon tree. I love lemons. I would keep it picked clean.This makes me want lemon pie, my favorite.Cute little doggie.

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  19. I love the idea of a lemon tree in the yard! How cool! Your yard is looking so green and lush. Also love that flower that fall near your statuary, so very pretty!

    Kady

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  20. Your yard is so nice, I want to roll too.WOOF ! Kathy

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  21. Your yard is so nice, I want to roll too.WOOF ! Kathy

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  22. I just love your blog. Your backyard is wonderful. Your ferns are wonderful. We have ferns in our house but they aren't doing so great.

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  23. What a lovely peaceful garden you have sweetie! I love the lemon tree. I am planning on planting some citrus fruit trees here very soon too! Wishing you a wonderful week to come!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

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  24. Hi Sheila, how wonderful to have your own lemon tree! Your backyard is lovely, Chloe looks so happy in that yard. I've tagged you stop by and see what it's all about.
    Blessings, Shirl

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  25. Hey Sheila,
    Thanks for the visit to my blog. By the way,I did a posting awhile back about silhouettes that the little girl at piano would have complimented beautifully.
    My little Alfie also sends his compliments to Chloe and looks forward to future visits with her. Keep in touch!
    Happy Monday to you both!
    Lisa & Alfie

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)