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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Hello! Welcome and thank you for visiting my Blog! A blog about Celebrating LIFE and all it's wonders... A blog about ART ~ POLYMER CLAY CREATIONS ~ PHOTOGRAPHY and so much more! I have such fun with my blog, sharing stories, and the things that capture my imagination! I am so inspired by the artists and creations that I also share here, it is my hope that you will be inspired too!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Summertime in Our Back Yard...

I've shared many pictures of winter and snow taken in our back yard, and I've shared some spring flowers as well... Today I thought I would share these summertime pictures that I took the other day.  I love spending time outside in our yard, it's like being in a quiet, 'secret' park.  There is farmland on both sides and behind us, making our place very secluded.  We have a creek that runs along the back, separating the farm behind, from our yard.  With trees and flowers along it's banks, the creek is so beautiful this time of year.  Unfortunately, during a wild summer storm a few weeks ago, one of the focal trees directly across from our house lost two of it's biggest limbs.  It left the tree in sort of 'V' shape now.  It will probably look funny come winter when all the trees lose their leaves.  Oh, I just said a bad word one too many times here... 'Winter' ~ I can definitely wait for winter, not my favorite time of year!  Anyway, now cut and stacked for firewood, it was sad to see those limbs laying across the yard.   

Our poor 'V' shaped tree... 
We'll probably have to cut it down one day.

This is our garden area behind our barn.  
Farmland is beyond the very furthest trees.

Love this shot that I took, of the trees near the creek!

This is the opposite side of our yard (from the garden area).
The little white house, beyond the farmland, 
is our nearest next door neighbor...

I love our Weeping Willow Trees!! :)
We have several very old Weeping Willows.

Looking toward our road...

Some of our flowers...

A 'Pop' of color...
I love these Lilies, we have them all around our yard!
This one I call 'The Colors of the Sun'
Click on the link to see this Lily as a Greeting Card at my Fine Art America site 

Izzie on the lookout for a Turkey or two... 
Or a Squirrel, or a Chipmunk...

Lucky for this family of Turkey's... Izzie wasn't outside at the time!!  
How they run and fly when Izzie enters the yard.
**If you click on the image above you can see a better view of all the babies!**

A Robin built her nest in our yard this spring... 
Robin's eggs are so beautiful, aren't they?

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you enjoyed this stroll through our yard. Wishing you a great weekend!!


  1. What a beautiful place you live in, like a park outside your back door. I have some of those flowers growing too, phlox I think they are called.

  2. FabricFascination ~ Thank you! It is much like a park right outside our backdoor! :) Thanks for the name of the flowers... I didn't know what they were called.

  3. Like from "Secret Garden" :) Lovely place!

  4. Szalonaisa ~ Thank you! :) So glad you enjoyed the pics!

  5. It has been a wonderful walk through your "little" garden, meeting Izzie...and I have never seen robin's eggs...just wonderful!

  6. ioncik ~ Thank you, I'm happy you enjoyed!! I'm so glad you got to see Robin's Eggs for the first time too!! :)

  7. What a beautiful yard! I'll be Izzy is happy there. We live out in the country too and we love it.

  8. Thank you Sher! Yes, Izzie sure is happy running free in the country!

    I lived in cities most of my life and moving to the country was quite a transition for me... Sure is a peaceful feeling living in the country, isn't it?! :)

  9. Beautiful pictures Trina. I love the wild turkeys with their babies and the beautiful blue Robins eggs.

  10. Thank you Mom!! Lots of interesting things to see out here in the country! :)

  11. What a beautiful space you have! Those eggs are gorgeous. It's pretty funny that you have traveling turkeys through your yard; the babies are really cute. =)

  12. Thank you Athena! Glad you enjoyed the pics! :) And yes, those 'traveling' turkeys are funny! I agree, the babies are cute... and there are quite a few too!

  13. What a beautiful place you live in (even if you ARE on a well ) and your photos are gorgeous. It's a shame when limbs or a tree comes down, but hopefully it will grow into a unique shape. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful GREEN with us. Living in AZ I'd sort of forgotten what all the rain you have brings with it.....GREEN!

  14. Thank you Anita! Yes, I agree... Well and all, it is beautiful here! I am still amazed, coming from Arizona and Texas myself, at how green it gets here. I do love that! :)

  15. really wonderful photos, Trina! Nice and green and I'll bet nice and humid, too. Fantastic egg photo!

  16. Thanks Jackie! I was happy I got that shot of the eggs, fun! :) ...And yes, it is nice and humid!! LOL!

  17. Hi Trina,
    Thanks again for stopping by my Blog today. Your yard is lovely and so big. When I was younger, I wanted a huge acreage like that! Now I am happy with what I have, wish I could share some of my plants with you!
    Have a great day!

  18. Thanks CraveCute! Oh how I would love it if you could share some of your plants with me, they are amazingly gorgeous! :)

  19. Oh my goodness, can I come over & hang out? It would be impossible to have such great space and not create! Found you through etsy bloggers.

  20. Thanks for visiting Tennessee Beader!! Glad you found me... On my way to visit your blog now, thanks for the link! :) And yes, I find lots of inspiration here! :)

  21. Lovely! Thank you for taking me on a walk around your beautiful place.

  22. Oh man, I want to move in with you (except when it's time to mow all of that grass). Izzie must be the happiest dog in the world!


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