Friday, July 9, 2010

Backyard adventures

I love having a backyard. When Navin and I first moved into our house, we had no furniture out back except for a giant dog bed. After work, we would both go out there (when AZ weather permitted) and sit on the dog bed and chat. That was always my favorite part of the day. We would watch our dogs chase each other and admire all the pretty birds that would come eat at our feeders.
We got rid of that dog bed because our dogs were reluctant to even go near it. Now we have some patio furniture and we still enjoy sitting out there and even having an occasional meal while relaxing on our porch.

When we moved, we planted an Ash Tree seed and since (a little over a year) it has grown to be about 5 feet tall. Hopefully we can transfer it soon to a spot in the yard. For now, this little orange tree is our only source of shade. We love this little tree. It produces so many delicious oranges. It is also a good spot to hang one of our many bird feeders.

We also have a box outside that holds the dog toys. They quite enjoy digging through there, looking for their favorite toys. Our favorite is watching Rice pushing each toy with her nose. We don’t know why she does this. She likes to push a lot of things with her nose; she likes to watch what happens, whether the object will fall or roll. She is our entertainment.


j & s said...

yay i love your backyard! can we please put a hot tub on that concrete spot and party it up all the time? thanks. non-lesbian lunch date again? tell me when and where. :)

Natalie Maddon said...

I did not know you have a blog! So pumped to stalk you :)


August said...

hey I took that picture of your backyard.

Tracy said...

I can't wait to have a backyard!! Yours is so beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Your backyard is super cute! I miss you guys. We need to do something soon! Let me know your schedule liz