Thursday, February 21, 2008

Show and Tell: Thinking Spring





It's Show and Tell over at Kelli's. And since I'm thinking of warm weather, I'd like to share our backyard, and some of the things you'll find in it. During the spring and summer months of course.


First there is Mo. He was happy to help the guys put in the new sprinkler system last year. You can see how helpful he was. Then there are the doves. Now our doves do not come into our backyard. We have BigDumbDog (aka Sampson) to thank for that. He is a well known bird catcher. While the magpies find this amusing, the doves know better and keep their distance.



The kids' quads are quite often in our backyard. If we open both side gates there is a nice little course around the entire house. Here is Dana and Mo on the 80 and my nephew Dempsey on the 50.



I just realized that I have no good photos of the deck. You can see it in the upper left of this photo though. We put up lattice on all sides but the North. Wisteria grows on the South side (well it was growing before BigDumbDog chewed it up) and will hopefully cover the lattice and begin to hang down from the slats on top of the deck. Here are all the boys (Dana, Jeff, Charlie and Mo) working on the sprinkler system. Jeff and Charlie were nice enough to spend a weekend helping us out. See the green garden? We can only hope some of that comes back.

Thanks for visiting!

24 comments:

Rebecca said...

Makes me long for spring and summer!!

Kelly said...

Oh spring, why are ya takin' so long? :o) A beautiful family in a beautiful yard!

Jewelgirl said...

Oh, there's dirt & grass in your
yard. Here in the Midwest we haven't been able to see the ground
since November. So much snow here,
we don't know where to go with it
all! I am thinking Spring but
Mother Natures not cooperating!
:)

Sharon said...

What a lovely yard. I can't wait for spring and summer to get here! You have a darling family!

Hugs, Sharon

Penless Thoughts said...

Looks like fun for all.
Susan

Hootin' Anni said...

You just can't beat having help like that!!!! Great photos!!! And I bet you just love the idea of a sprinkler system---I know I do!!! It's so easy to just set it and forget it.

Happy weekend. My show n tell is shared, I hope you can drop by sometime!!

jennifer said...

I envy you your nice big FLAT back yard. We are on the side of a hill and open play space like yours is not available to us! Thanks for sharing - Jennifer

Constance said...

I think your S&T next week should be BigDumbDog! Ha Ha! Thinking warm thoughts-Spring is just around the corner for us here in Texas! The trees are beginning to bud!
Connie

Judy said...

Your show and tell makes me think of spring now. Thanks for sharing your photos.

Cheryl said...

Great photos...I especially love the first one of Mo...super cute!

kbbryant said...

It is so much work to put in sprinklers, but ao worth it. You have a sweet family, working together. Take some photos of the deck and the dog too.
Kathy b

Rick Rack Attack said...

I just ordered my garden seeds too! I am so happy for spring planting time!

Thanks for sharing!

You can check out my show & tell at http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

Barbara H. said...

I had to laugh at the BigDumbDog name. That sounds so much like something my mother would have said! I know everyone will be loving that sprinkler system this summer!!

mrsjojo said...

Enjoyed your show and tell. Your little one is a cutie pie. All that work on the sprinkler will be worth it all, come summer!
Thanks for stopping by my S&T.

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

You must not live too far...that's so funny to me- we are neighbors but know each other by blog *U*

I'll tell ya what- I need to find a couple of beef calves, a piglet, and another couple of lambs and raise my own meat again this year! It tastes better anyway.

Heather said...

Oh, I am SO longing for warm weather! Thanks for giving us a little taste of it today. Looks like a fun place to be, too. ;o)

Martie said...

I can tell you are itching for spring. Thanks for sharing you pics of your back yard. It won't be long.

Blessings,
~Martie

jennifer said...

Please come by my site re: an urgent prayer request! Jen

Connie Marie said...

Fun! I love the quads!
You can visit my families blog to see where this sort of back yard playing may lead you all to...
RACING!
VE RACING

I enjoyed seeing spring over at your place. Right now we are so warm I can almost believe that we are in spring here too... but I've lived in Alaska long enough to know we still got a lot of snow left before winter says.. I GIVE!

Grandma Owie said...

I think some large river rocks would look very nice in the garden area. Oh yeah... I just happen to have some for you:)

Feathering My Nest said...

What fun. Isn't it great that spring is arriving? Your family is precious.

Kathi

Kelli said...

What a wonderful backyard, TJ! Springtime is the perfect time to spend outdoors!
Hugs,
Kelli

Muum said...

I love the helper in the wheelbarrow shot. He looks like he is having a lot of fun. 'BigDumbDog' is a great name- I can just hear you calling it . thanks for your visit (and comments ) to my blog last week.

Mommy said...

You have beautiful grass and gardens. That is something hard to come by here where we live. :)