neighborhood lovelies


Remember the big blowup bunny? Between that and the chain link fence, you might think this yard was a lost cause, but you would be wrong. I aimed my camera over the fence to capture only a small section of this large drift of daffodils.


Talk about lucky grandkids! Right in front of the daffodil border sits this playhouse.


Hanging on the gate, nearly enough to make one forget the chain-linkiness of it, is a charming welcome sign cut from metal and allowed to accumulate a lovely patina of rust.


Peeking through the fence up the road, you can see a plowed garden plot big enough to feed the entire neighborhood. They don’t, but they do leave a hedge of blackberries along the fence line for the express purpose of letting neighbors pick them.


The folks with the Seussian arborvitae suffered a setback when the winter wiped out new landscaping heavily dependent upon flax, but some of the older, heartier shrubs survived.


Meanwhile, in the land of the lollipop shrubs, this line of weeping cherries more than makes up for any surrounding silliness, as I hope this tour kind of makes up for earlier snarkiness (not that I pledge to give up snarkiness on anything like a permanent basis).

7 Responses to “neighborhood lovelies”

  1. Wendy Says:

    awww, you’ve totally redeemed yourself! :)

    Seriously though, that’s really cool that you were able to highlight some more tasteful things in these yards! Hard to believe they’re from the same property.

  2. Loree/ danger garden Says:

    Is it wrong to like the snarkiness? Cause I do.

  3. ricki Says:

    Wendy~Thanks…as you may have guessed, it was your good opinion I was after.

    Loree~Glad you do, because I just can’t help myself.

  4. Megan Says:

    I find it hard not to be snarky about gardens that are doing it wrong. Lollipop shrubs always get me fired up.

  5. ricki Says:

    Megan~Edward Scissorshands, though…that’s a different kettle of fish!

  6. Grace Says:

    Ricki~~ I know some people prefer things are kept on the positive side but darn it, life is too short to always be all proper-like. I see quirky photo-ops all the time and there’s no way in h-e-double toothpicks I’m going to pass them up. So, just keep ‘em coming girlfriend.

    BTW, I have the photo you requested…

  7. ricki Says:

    Grace~Thanks for the words of encouragement. Now I am hopping right over to your place to see that picture.

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