Monday, May 10, 2010

The Front Of Our House-All Grown Up


Here’s a glimpse of the planter to the right of our approach 2-3-2005, and the view out of my office window. I strategically placed

the fountain close to this window. “There’s a method to my madness.”  When I’m in my office, I hear the wonderful soothing sounds

of water. The iron arch on the right isn’t hanging there any longer. I moved it to a much more pleasing location. . .





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( After)


Fast forward five years, the foliage has filled in beautifully the shutters and planter shelf are repainted a smashing dark-espresso color. Dramatic, eh?


I have a lot of new friends that like to hang around my office since I’ve done all this sprucing . . .

Look closely at the very top of the fountain on the finial.  Do you see Him???  . . .  I love the way he tilts his head, I think he likes the espresso color we painted the shutters!!! lol

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Sometimes there are two or three at once drinking and bathing!

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These adorable little humming birds make my heart go pitter patter!!!

FYI, The shrub on the right is night blooming Jasmine,  it’s soooo fragrant and sweet-smelling!

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Just to the right of the fountain planter area is this gate to enter our itsy courtyard. We plan to replace it with a more Spanish looking scroll design soon. Notice how I moved the iron arch just inside the arch entrance to repeat the same pattern.


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  1. Laurie,
    Beautifully inviting entrance.
    I would have placed the fountian where I could relax to the zen like mood that it would add to the gargen and home, perfect place for it.
    I love the cocoa color to the shutters very soothing in rich tone on tones.

    thank you for stopping by my place and your comment will be treasured :)

    I will be back soon

  2. So very pretty! Love that fountain and the color of the shutters, gorgeous!
    Take care

  3. I LOVE that you have hummingbirds drinking/bathing in your fountain! We hav a garden pond and one of the great joys of my day, is watching the various birds take their baths or get a drink. I LOVE how some of the birds wait patiently for their turn. BUT, some birds get impatient and shush the bather away!


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