Summer should be spent in a comfy chair, on a deck by cool running water with some nice cold lemonade close at hand.
Not the case here by any means as we clock up the miles scouring the highways and byways and then returning to tackle the near and far corners of our current yard.
As a young fiancee, my Rooster promised me a new house! It just hasn't been something I have held him to but he can't help mentioning that it may take 50 years but... We'll see. Way too many options but I do know what we like and how we actually do life. So from 3 plans to a few tweaks on the favourite and then will be the tally!
Since the actual house plan went fairly smoothly I began to think about the outside. I did take a landscape course way back when. I have managed to save the best resources and went to hunt them from the depths of the book closet! Oh, FUN!!! This will give us lots of things to talk about during those cold winter months. The trick will be to contain our enthusiasm to match our energy and resources!
My very favourite book is Outside the Not so Big House. I am putting all kinds of sticky notes on the page edges! I do like the 'not so big' concept. The Rooster is particularly interested in the maintenance aspect! lol
While our house is sold we will maintain the yard until we have our own place secured. So we have been making sure all the grass is cut and trimmed. Sadly the young trees that were to protect the big barn roof didn't survive the winter/spring turn over, except one (?), but everything else is lush and almost too bountiful.
Remember the blue coop? That was from that landscape course brainstorming! And it is off in a far corner! :/
ColorBreeze, might have something to add. She bases her concept on Albert Munsell's colour tree which totally resonates with me as I like his colours.
At the bridal shower we attended over the weekend they had props for taking fun photos. The girls picked their favourite beauty bundles!