neighborhood lovelies

daffodils

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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