Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Front Yard

I have begun to plant and transplant. Gardening here between Mt. Shasta and Mt Lassen, (Why, Yes, that would be two active volcanoes, why do you ask?) is certainly different from the Southern California coastal area.

See the bird house I got Saturday at the mountain faire and the one I bought from the same people last year.

I made the little walkway so I can get to all of the areas to water and prune.
Now I must close because we are experiencing thunder and lightening! Yee Ha!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love your birdhouses. I have a small collection, and I'm always intrigued to see other people's. Stay safe from the storm!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday...


Sheila :-)

xinex said...

Love your rock garden and garden accessories, Lynn!...Christine

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Lynn! I really like your birdhouses and rock garden.... it almost seems magical! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

debbie said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday lynn
I love your rock garden very much but I am a rock hound. I love...love...rocks.
I love your birdhouses too but I like what looks like an angel in the second picture from the top.
This is my first time to your blog.
hugs and blessings

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Happy OW Lynn,
Great job on doing the rock garden, loved the birdhouses.Thank you for sharing.

Chandy said...

Wow, that rock garden is cool!

Thanks for sharing your pics!

Happy OW!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Lynn, love all your garden goodies. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.


Pam said...

Awesome garden and ornaments. I just love a good thunderstorm too. Pam

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful birdhouses!!

grey like snuffie said...

Fun bird houses...spring is just so much fun waiting for things to pop out of the ground and bloom. Happy Wednesday

ellen b. said...

Love the path ideas. So you moved to Northern Cal from Southern. We have driven past Mt. Shasta so many times between Seattle and LA...
That's a beautiful area...

Joyce said...

Bet the birds like to visit your new birdhouse. I like all your little statues poking out in the garden. Thanks for sharing your photos with me today.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Love that collection of birdhouses.
So? Up hwy 1 on the back of a Harley?! You lucky girl! AWESOME!!!
We drive up about 2-e times a year and I can never get enough :0)

Candy said...

What a great little pathway and those birdhouses are over the top!
Your comment...a familiar someone...I have noticed some new visitors today.

It has been a busy day here and not over yet. I am on the neighborhood board and meeting is this evening. Just finished a two-hour practice with the ukulele band. We have a western show in Wed. at a small town library to kick off their summer reading program.
I am ready to sit on the deck with a bottle of wine and watching the sunset over the hills.


The Muse said...

#1...I brought juice
#2...I love rain
Ok, I'm hooked, consider me a follower!LOL

Amy said...

I love the birdhouses and your rock garden. Happy belated OW


kbbryant said...

There is a major difference between costal Cal and the area you are in now. You are doing a great job in your cute yard.

Kathy b

Barb said...

Wonderful garden!!

Tahnks for ocming by and for 'following' me.

Barbara Jean

Liz said...

How lovely your pictures are. Neat bird houses.

Christina said...

Such a pretty garden spot. Love your birdhouse and the hens and chicks plant. My sister just shared some of hers with me today.

Thanks for stopping by our blog. It is great to meet you and hope you will stop by and join our giveaway.

maidenshade said...

I love that garden - transplanting is good for the soul I think. Your puppy is adorable all fresh and nice; )

It's been challenging this last little while for me. Because of that, my focus has wavered, but my heart is good in spite of blue-screened Fatal Errors, crashes, 'puter woes. I've had dr. appts AND our air went out (I'm in south Florida... 95 yesterday) so I've not been on my blog nor have I come 'round to visit. Interesting week; )

Great list today on MaidenShade Matters, "How Long Can I Keep It? Shelf Lives for Common Foods".


drollgirl said...

i think i am a wee bit jealous! it is all looking fabulous! well done!

Blondie's Journal said...


You have quite a collection of statuary!! I love that. I like your birdhouses also. Are they just for decorative purposes??. As much a nature lover that I am, the birds always seems to find a low lying, decorative birdhouse of mine to nest in!!

In spite of your storm crashing in, it looks like you have been having nice weather. We are in the 50's. Nothing in Chicago is unusual~but this would be close. At least I have an excuse for sitting inside with my nose in my books!!

Enjoy the rest of your week, Lynn! :-)


Beansieleigh said...

Hi Lynn! I LOVE the birdhouses!! In fact, I love to feed the birds off my front porch every night with stale breads or crackers, and I get such a kick that they come right up to me now, even if I forget, as if to say "you have some for ME?".. The growing problem however, is that apparently the squirrels think they can do the same, and they are starting to scare me! )0:>

Irene Toh said...

A lovely rock garden filled with love. Thanks for dropping by.

Have a great weekend,


Karen said...

I love birdhouses, and really enjoyed seeing your lovely rock garden! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

sunnymama said...

It looks great, and I love the birdhouses! Thanks for visiting my blog for outdoor wednesday and sorry I'm late getting here to visit. Hope you had a wonderful weekend :)