We bought this little ranch house and the treekids were over the moon. There is more than plenty of space to be alone, hide in a closet, find a reading nook, play a game, and run wild through the yard.
We are enjoying the welcoming landscaping - even if we are not sure how to care for it all - or even what it all is!! That bush in the front on the right with the light pink flowers... Pops "trimmed" it down this spring all the way down to the ground (as was recommended to us by a very knowledgable horticulturist) and before we knew it we had this large bush that is creeping out onto the sidewalk blooming with these tropical looking flowers. They don't last very long - only a couple days before they shrivel up and are ugly.
The larger shrub behind the flowering one, is seemingly partly out of control! If we sit on the front porch, you cannot see over the top of that bush any longer! It is even into the view from inside through the window! So, that bush will get a major trim up this fall. And strangely, there are some very short evergreen shrubs behind all of that landscaping in front of the porch - that can't be seen!! So, we're thinking about digging them up and replanting them elsewhere on the property. I happen to LOVE the bush that is on the left side of the house - over by the air conditioner. It is a Lilac Bush!! It smelled so good this spring!
Anyway, WELCOME to my new home! We are enjoying it and are definitely feeling at home!
Here is a short video where I am standing in front of our home on the road and turning in a full circle to get a look at the neighborhood. We are one of only 4 houses on our road - although, there are MANY lots for sale to come and be my neighbor!!
I'll spend some time over the next several posts showing more of our home - inside and out. I'm thinking we'll go in formally... and use the front door (even though backdoor friends are best, right?!?).
Happy 600th post... presents and give-aways are always fun!
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I will draw the winner sometime next week...