Sunday, October 14, 2012

Great Memories of Our Old Backyard


The other day I was on Pinterest and this picture popped up that someone had pinned from the HGTV site.  (I had originally uploaded it to the RMS site)   How exciting to see our backyard!  It was our old one that we put years and years into making our own.  We moved from there a few years ago, but have great memories of the place.




Here it was when we moved in in 2000.  Yes, a bit rough!!  :)





When we first redid this area, we had a swing set, as our kids were in grade school. They loved that thing! After they outgrew it, we put our firepit up there.  It was such a great place to relax!




This is actually after we had cleaned it up quite a bit.  I remember lots and lots of 2x6's stacked against the fence, rotting....  I think the prior owner's plan was to build raised beds.  Because the soil is clay, clay, and more clay, a lot of people do make raised beds.  We decided to rototill truckloads of compost in instead. 
















Max would play for hours, chasing racquetballs. When he'd get tired, he knew exactly where to cool off. He would lay in the second level with the cool water flowing on his back. He would set his racquetball down and it would stay right there until he was ready to play some more. :)   HGTV also had this picture on their site for Pets in the Yard.  Max was a star!  :)
Thanks for your visit!
Pam
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33 comments:

  1. Such an awesome backyard Pam! What an amazing transformation! Love the photo of Max in the waterfall pond.Priceless!

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  2. Wow--I seriously feel like I'm looking at a Pinterest post! This is my dream backyard. Thanks for sharing--I'm your newest follower.

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  3. Wow, a beautiful back yard! I know it was hard to leave it. It's obvious you put lots of work into your yard. Thank you so much for following my blog! So happy to follow your awesome blog. Can't wait to see more of it. :)

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  4. OMG it's beautiful. Your before and after photos give me hope that one day my backyard will be done as well. It has been a dirt-y mess for the past two years. We just can't seem to focus on getting it done. :/ Your backyard is amazing though. LOVE the waterfall. :)

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  5. Beautiful yard! I can see that a lot of work went into it. We are constantly working on ours, it seems that it is a never ending project. But it's a project that we enjoy.

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  6. What a beautiful backyard - picture perfect indeed! Love the picture of Max - smart dog.
    Cindy

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  7. Beautiful!! You really did an awesome job there! Lovely memories!

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  8. Can't wait for my yard to look like that one day! It really is lovely! You should frame the picture of Max. That is just adorable! Isn't it exciting to randomly find your picture being pinned? Visiting from BNOTP. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. How beautiful! What a great improvement!

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  10. I love this yard! It reminds me of one of my childhood yards when we lived in Oklahoma for a bit. Beautiful!

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  11. that was alot of hard work..but it paid off in great memories!

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  12. Pam, you have quite a knack for turning back yards into a paradise. Everytime I see that photo of Max I get a little sad for you and your husband!

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  13. Beautiful landscaping and that waterfall is wonderful!

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  14. Wow, what amazing work you did to create such beautiful landscaping. I hope one day to have said we completely transformed our yard... it still needs so much work. :-)

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  15. Seeing the pictures of Max makes me feel so sad for your family. I can see how much he meant to you. Your yard came along nicely. You and your husband are so talented.

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  16. Beautiful Pam! That was one amazing looking yard. A true labor of love. Max looks so sweet cooling off.

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  17. OMG what a great back yard...How could you leave? I love that Max found a cool place to lay...Sooo cute!

    Carol

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  18. Well that would be my dream back yard without a doubt - must have been hard to leave it - especially with it being your vision and hard work!!!
    Gorgeous!

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  19. What a lovely back yard, Pam! You did put lots of work into it, and with a big pay off!! And your sweet doggy in the water...how precious!
    Hope you have a wonderful week, gal!
    Hugs,
    Becky

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  20. Such a fabulous backyard. It must have been difficult to leave it. TFS. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle.

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  22. I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-8-and-rural.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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  23. To make your backyard beautiful is a good job, we should place plants and many types flowers and vegetable here....the above picture is nice and very useful for us.


    jeans

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  24. Very nice blog. I was read some home improvement articles. it is very useful for me and my new project. thanks for sharing!

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  25. Very pretty! It looks so clean and peaceful. Nice place to unwind or to bond with family. :)

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  26. Amazing transformation! Just found you through a linky party and was so impressed with this beautiful backyard! You must have wonderful memories of living in such lovely surroundings!
    Have a great week!
    sandy :)

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  27. Love the idea of your backyard specially the waterfall.. It looks clean and pretty! Best idea for a better home improvements!

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  28. You have a beautiful backyard. The small water fall is so cute. Does it have fishes?

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