Tuesday, May 25, 2010


The backyard, where we spent the majority of the long weekend and our favorite place to be!

We had a lovely long weekend. It was just the right mix of socializing, yard work and together time.

Saturday morning we met a girlfriend we hadn't seen in a while for brunch at Dr. Generosity's. After brunch we ran a few errands and then headed home to spend time in the backyard and plant veggies and flowers.

Rob plants the veggies and I plant most of the flowers in decorative pots around the yard and arrange the decorative ornaments. We're a good team!

Welcome to our backyard, the furry and feathered are welcomed here.

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

Flowers planted on Saturday.

The "backyard bunnies."

Flowers planted on Saturday.

One of our lawn ornaments, I call him "Frankie Flowers".

Flowers planted on Saturday.

A new lawn ornament we picked up on the weekend, it was so us!

The Black-eyed Susans will bloom here later in the summer.

We bought a new and better quality birdbath this weekend. We get as much enjoyment out of watching the birds in this as they do using it!

Rob's "Bird Garden". A work in progress. Most of the plants here attract birds or produce berries for them in the winter months.

Sunday we had friends over in the afternoon to enjoy the yard and a BBQ.

Our friends two year old son, Finn, enjoyed the backyard immensely on Sunday afternoon.

Monday morning we went "birding" for a while at a park down by the lake.

A Yellow Warbler singing his little heart out at a park we visited Monday morning.

Monday afternoon was enjoyed in the backyard by the whole family.

One of our furry friends, Jigger. He's climbing my leg for a peanut.

Rob and Meadow relaxing on Monday afternoon.

Our budgie, Misfit, enjoying the sunshine in the backyard. We caught her out here almost 2 years ago, after she spent the summer wild in our yard. She escaped on someone, but she's part of our family now.

We had a great long weekend!


Teena in Toronto said...

Sounds like a fun long weekend!

Your yard looks fabulous ... good job! I'm not doing anything without terrace this year ... I don't have the inclination.

Darlene said...

Great pics! Your yard looks warm and inviting to all creatures!!

lifeshighway said...

I love the bird on the binoculars, that was the best ornament. You have a great collection.

Jo-Anne said...

Wow, fantastic backyard! Great photos. :)