Exploring My New Backyard

Purple Flower

We had kitchen cabinets installed at the new house today, but there wasn’t much I could do except stand around and get in the way of the installers.  Instead, I grabbed my camera and wandered around the backyard.  It was raining, but just barely.


This rose is attached to a bush that is the size of an elephant.  I’m really not exaggerating.

Pink Camellia

The Camellia in the courtyard is completely covered in buds and I’ve been patiently waiting for it to bloom for weeks.  This one flower was waiting for me today.

Myrtle Berries

The berries on this Myrtle tree look just like blueberries.  Unfortunately, they don’t taste like blueberries at all and I won’t be eating any more of them.  In the background you can see that the pineapple guavas are still dropping like crazy.

Brick Fence

This brick wall surrounds the entire yard.  I’m not sure how it’s still standing after all these years, but I think it’s absolutely beautiful and I’m thankful for its strength.

New Cat

The new cat has definitely decided to stay.

  1. Olga @ MangoTomato

    what a pretty neighborhood! love all the flower shots. and congrats on the cabinets!!

    5:51 pm  Nov 16th, 2012
  2. Margaret

    Lucky you with such a great yard. Love the wall!!

    5:52 pm  Nov 16th, 2012
  3. Mom24@4evermom

    The backyard is beautiful, but I’m excited to see the cat. 🙂 Glad she’s sticking around.

    7:11 pm  Nov 16th, 2012
  4. Julia Marks

    So beautiful. Thank you.

    7:42 pm  Nov 16th, 2012
  5. Ruby

    Beautiful photos Nicole, looking forward to spending time at your home! I’m already in awe!

    8:43 pm  Nov 16th, 2012
  6. looloolooweez

    Congrats on the new house — and what a lovely garden you have. I’m fairly bursting with jealousy. Will you post more photos of the Camellia when it has more blooms? That’s one of my fav flowers. <3

    9:11 pm  Nov 16th, 2012
  7. Steph

    Love the photos and ur new kitty:)

    9:12 pm  Nov 16th, 2012
  8. Carrie

    Oh how HAPPY the new kitty must be!!!! 😉 Does she have a name yet?

    10:51 pm  Nov 16th, 2012
  9. jonquil

    Such lovely blooms! Glad the kit is sticking around 🙂

    5:45 am  Nov 17th, 2012
  10. Rebecca

    Gorgeous! And lucky, sweet kitty 🙂

    7:32 am  Nov 17th, 2012
  11. Lucy Hirleman

    Love all the flowers, also the cat ( I have 3 ) and I made the artichokes with lemon. Just went through a chemo session so the appetite is a little off….as soon as I try the artichokes I will let you know! Lucy

    5:25 pm  Nov 18th, 2012
  12. Ruth

    Watch the Morning Glory–terribly invasive, it will take over your whole yard! I love Camellias, but here in the Pacific Northwest they only last a short time–I think it’s just a week. We live east of the mountains and don’t even get to see them in the spring, but we have Flowering Hawthornes and they are gorgeous.

    8:28 pm  Nov 18th, 2012
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