Some of the excitement around here this week is about getting our backyard finished. No more plain brown dirt! We are having some grass and trees put in. I know I should be more water conscious but I just crave a bit of green. Our old yard had trees and grass along with some other plantings as you can see to the right and the greenness and shade from the trees was so soothing. The trees attracted the small birds which I loved.
I think I am ready for some comfortable patio furniture with some pretty and soft outdoor pillows. That way I can enjoy the shade and the birds before it gets too warm in the mornings and in the evening as it starts to cool off. It always amazed me what a difference a bit of shade could make.