Backyard Living

Lately I’ve been finishing the move into my home here in Tigard, Oregon. I found a small dining set, coffee tables, and other odds and ends. It felt wonderful to finally get pictures hung on the naked walls.

But nothing was quite as satisfying as tackling the view from the house, especially the view from the large picture windows in the back of the house.

Tiny Yellow Frog


There is a tiny yellow frog, a real one, on the left. On the right, only whimsy.

Even more satisfying than my view was the goal of making the yard inviting to birds, bees, butterflies, frogs, and snakes.

Except for the occasional walk through the refuge, the yard has been the focus of my outdoor life for weeks.

Lately I’ve taken time to just sit, watch the creatures, smell the roses, and savor the not-so-subtle early morning fall chill. We’ve another glorious fall coming soon. I hope everyone takes time to enjoy it.


10 thoughts on “Backyard Living

  1. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Nothing so soothing as taking time to enjoy the beauty of the outside world around us. . . especially when we have helped to bring a little piece of it into our own corner of the world. 🥰

    Thank you for sharing yours.

  2. Susan your yard is so lovely and we are already having a bit of cooler weather to better enjoy them. Love your yellow frog! Mine is purple!

  3. Your yard looks beautiful and inviting! I, too, relish the peacefulness of my yard…one doesn’t need to go too far to enjoy the day and beauty of the area!

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