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.

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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 …

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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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