Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Old House love and Take a Walk in My Backyard...

There are times when those of us who live in older homes wonder why we do.  Maybe we have visited a friend with a lovely new home, complete with the latest floor plan, soaring ceilings, and all the modern amenities, or we have had a particularly trying time with the multi-generational wiring or decades old plumbing, or plaster.  We find ourselves sniffing after that "new house" smell and are longing for something that just seems easier (and less expensive, at least where repairs are concerned).  It happens.  But then, when you least expect it, something happens to remind you of why you chose this place, warts and all. 







Yes Ma'am, I took a walk around my backyard this morning and I fully remember why.

Linking to Beth at Unskinny Bop Wednesday Garden Party
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26 comments:

Cathy said...

What a beautiful backyard!

Kittie Howard said...

OMG! You've got a gorgeous backyard. I sooo love azaleas (and all flowers in bloom.)

Hines-Sight said...

That is gorgeous. Now, I want to see the house.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I'm so coveting your backyard right now. First, it's still pretty cold in my area and second, when we built our home landscaping the backyard wasn't part of the package. I have no trees. What a beautiful yard you have, it's like a park. I'd just get myself a cup of coffee or glass of wine and sit out in that yard and enjoy.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I know I want to live in your house!!! That yard is amazing. And I want your pool! ;)

The Mustard Seed said...

Drooling over how beautiful your backyard is! I bet you have photographers who ask to take pictures in it. It's gorgeous!!!

Angel

Ruth said...

beautiful backyard

Lori said...

I have that same yellow rose, just love it this time of year. Wish it lasted all summer!

Jima said...

Absoluately beautiful!!! Don't you just love Spring!!

Farmchick said...

Stunning!

CAS said...

Wow, Michelle, your backyard is incredible. It looks like a park. You must have "people who have people" to keep that looking so beautiful!
CAS

Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

Just gorgeous! I live in a newer home which I love, but I still sometimes long for a smaller older home with lots of old time character!

Thanks for sharing!
Jennifer @ http://justpeachyindixie.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

Gorgeous!!! WOW!!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

BEAUTIFUL yard!! i am a big fan of older homes, they have so much more character!

Miss Southern Prep said...

What a gorgeous backyard!

allenaim photography and design said...

oh I love love love love love!

My pool garden is going to go more tropical I think, but I LOVE the way you have surrounded your pool with blooming trees....just beautiful!

Can't wait to see your photos of the estate tour! I hope they let you take them!

Beaufort Belle said...

I'm moving in with you. I will just take Piper's room. Your backyard is absolutely gorgeous. We didn't get to see these last year due to when you moved. The husband once again picked the perfect house for you.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your yard looks to be in full bloom...very PRETTY!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I forgot to tell you how pretty I think your fence is! I love that it has "cut outs" in the brick for a little something different. Your yard is just gorgeous. :)

Brittany said...

Beautiful!

Paula said...

Aren't you happy that your new home has all of these established plants? Your backyard is simply gorgeous! I love all of the color.

Mary Joy said...

How gorgeous!!!! I love your trees! Sigh...Spring time is here!!!

One of the amazing things about older homes is that you have gorgeous "full-grown" trees!!!! Yay!!!

So worth it!

Building Home with Him,

Mary Joy

Tammy said...

Beautiful!!!! How did you know how I felt? Your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime soon!

Sweet Tea with Cindy said...

These pics are gorgeous, but they make me cry. Oh, how I miss the sweet south :( Thank you for stopping by my blog and LOVE yours and your daughter's. Will drop in again soon. Sincerely, Cindy Eckhart

Sweet Tea with Cindy said...

Gorgeous! But, they make me cry - I miss my sweet South :( Thanks for taking time to stop by my blog. I LOVE yours and your daughter's. Will drop in again soon. Sincerely, Cindy Eckhart

Beth @ UnskinnyBoppy said...

Hey there! Thanks so much for linking up to my Garden Party. I'm so happy you shared your beautiful backyard with us. You've been featured in my Best in Show award so come on over and grab your "Ive been featured" badge from my sidebar. :)

Love your blog! I hope you'll link up with me again this week! http://unskinnyboppy.blogspot.com/2011/04/3rd-garden-party.html

Thanks again!