Outdoor Spaces

We have spent a lot of time in these outdoor spaces over the past couple of weeks or so – trimming, cutting, shaping, pruning, picking… (our gardener, Emiliano Lopez has helped too). We have identified two grapefruit trees, an orange tree, and a small kumquat tree.  A happy find for citrus lovers.

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Phil has already made a claim on a large patch beside the garage which he has designated project “raised garden”.   Visions of tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, squash, potatoes, snow peas, carrots, and hot peppers are dancing in his head.


This interesting water feature is on its way out – eventually.  We are envisioning a cozy fire pit with comfy chairs here instead.  Lots of dreaming and planning …

Pond? Fountain?

When we are not trimming, cutting, shaping, pruning, or picking, the backyard has proven to provide a spot of relaxation and quiet.  We have taken some time to soak in and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

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The large trees house a melodious chorus of enthusiastic birds who never seem to tire of singing. We even have our own forest-like corner in the front yard. And, every 15 minutes we are treated to the chiming bells of St. Therese which is a block away.

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If you’re in the neighborhood, come by and sit awhile!



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