Sunday, February 15, 2009

wandering around the yard on a Sunday morning...when I should be weeding

....It's Sunday...what ever
...A Bird of Paradise. It is 30 feet tall now
Australian Tree fern...unfurling


Miscellaneous pot...we are a miscellaneous pot refuge.
yep.

...See?
um hm.
Natures paint brush at work...
well, Somebody needs to guard the blue wine bottles
right?

Ok...this is a work in progress...it is a finial to our gate
I was trying my hand at chainsaw carving
*Trying* would be the operative word.

...and this would be the mess I need to get back to weeding...
pronto!

Will be painting this area...courtyard by front door
And asking your opinions about colors soon...
Very soon
Old chair made out of Ox cart pieces....

...Back I go.
Really


41 comments:

Beautiful Living said...

The colors and lighting are just stunning. I really love the feel of your garden :)

anita said...

omgosh, your tropical paradise is gorgeous...yeah, i'd be wandering too! but really your lime green pot is the best.

Cyndee Greene said...

Thank you for the lovely wander....

Üdo Ümami said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

::twirls and faints::

I can't believe you ACTUALLY live here!!!!

::salivating::

Life on an Artistic Shoestring said...

Linda - this is soooo cool! Give me more - I want to see every little thing in your garden. I especially like that statue - can you tell us more about it? Thanks..... for making me drool all over the keyboard.

TWB said...

WooooooooooooooooWWWW!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I so enjoyed the tour of your beautiful garden thanks.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ok...It's raining so I have an excuse to come in now.

Thank you guys, It is so nice to hear your great comments...'cause there are days when I'm not lovin' it so much!!

Anita...I love that lime green pot too. The garden gate is now painted lime green...which is right near the pot.

Shirl...the statue is about three feet tall and is from Mexico, he has been happily residing under the tree ferns for quite awhile now!

I'll show you more...as I do more weeding. The FRONT is a WHOLE other scary story. Hee.

for the love of a house said...

It's all so pretty and tropical! I LOVE that chair- way cool! (I was so afraid you were going to show a lizard!!- thanks for not!)

I've heard it said the definition of a weed is any plant you don't like... so call them all plants that you love and be done with it!!!
j.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh poor Joan...I imagine if one looked quite hard you could see a few. But...don't look, friend.

Like your philosophy on weeds!

kathi said...

Oh dear... I really do miss Florida! There is hardly anything green around here yet. Not even green weeds! I did see some daffodils today... don't see those in Florida... sigh.

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Beautifully distracting. Valid excuse. :)

simpledaisy said...

Oh how I wish I could be out working in my garden!! Your garden is lovely~

Joyce said...

I so love your yard and all the hidden treasures! I so love the chair AND your carving pineapple piece! You go girl- that pineapple is neat!!
I so look forward to the color of the wall. xoxo

Ivy Lane said...

I loved wandering around your yard today! Oh, how I am longing to pull the first weed in my garden..which is STILL covered in snow!! Ecchhk..

Linda Lou said...

The photos of your garden are so rich and beautiful,..I thought San Diego had nice foliage, but yours is truly tropical and so inviting, now go out there and weed Linda!!!

Natalie said...

Beautiful. But you knew that.

I like your pineapple - very rustic! It works.

I'm so jealous that every thing looks so lush. We've had so many frosts that everything is so damaged in my yard, ugh. Even my bird of paradise - which I thought indestructible - has taken a beating this year.

Thanks for the inspiration,

Nat

Sharon said...

Love what you did with the wood carving& I think this lil one has its place in the garden!
On a side-note-I have to ask-where do you find all those amazing pieces?!!Your beautiful abode is a heavenly place, seems like everywhere there's something inspiring to be discovered

Mimi said...

Lots of pots are always a nice addition. And the pineapple isn't that bad. Really.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This makes me long for Springtime, even more!! We did see two Robins when we were leaving for the lake, yesterday. That's a good thing!:-)

Katie said...

the chair is amazing!! thanks so much for letting us see your lovely garden!

Lee said...

I just found you from reading comments at Brooke's blog and clikcing on your interesting blog name. So glad to have found you and look forward to reading many more of your posts.

Ms. Tee said...

Linda, can I come live at your house? :) It's so beautiful...

sandra/tx said...

Beautiful, Linda. You have such a tropical paradise right there in your own yard.

Cote de Texas said...

I love your garden - you have the prettiest yard with all those buildings! you know I love that guest house!!!!!! you are one lucky girl.

sealaura said...

your paraiso is so inviting! I wouldn't mind grading papersout there, although I imagine my mind would wander to explore all the beauty.

Michelle said...

Wow, now that is nature man!

Tamara Jansen said...

Your garden is amazing.......miscellaneous pot refuge.....too funny :)

My Decor Style said...

You have the coolest yard! And very inspiring, too!

Debbie said...

This was an amazing pick me up Linda! It's a reminder that there is beautiful color in the world other than brown.

Thank you for taking the time to share your amazingly beautiful world with us!

P.S. I was quite smitten with your beautiful array of pots!

Blessings - Debbie

Lauren said...

oh wow. you live in paradise.
i love your style- it really is al your own.
xoxo

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I loved the ramble around your garden! So very tropical, so pretty, and so different from my own at the moment. We are all greys and browns here!!

Liz said...

Ahhh. I needed this. It's nice to know it's warm and plants are growing SOMEWHERE. Cause it's so cold here.

Sandy said...

oh, the colors and tropical feel is making me want to MOVE!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I love coming on to your site every day. You take me on a lovely virtual vacation every single day and it always puts me in a better mood. Beautiful garden shots. I must come visit you! It's cold and dreary here in NY.

Daisy Cottage said...

Oh my - soooo gorgeous - so colorful - so alive!!!
I envy your green thumb and wish you could come here and rescue my poor little yard.

xo,
Kim

Kat said...

Ohhhh myyyyyy! I enjoyed my stroll through your garden so much I volunteer to weed! What a delightful place to spend a Sunday.

Blue Muse said...

Chainsaw carving?! Holy smokes! You never cease to amaze me! I love that chair and the unfurling fern, and the giant white bird of paradise, and...and... sigh.. I love it ALL. :)
I may have to move to FL if CA doesn't lose this new tropical rain forest theme of late! So much rain.. what the heck?
Happy Sunday Monday and Tuesday - happy everything!
Isa

Stephanie said...

I just discovered your blog, wow! I live in the British Virgin Islands; also have a place in south FL. Your garden pics remind me of all the good things outside my front door! (How easy it is to forget when dealing with small island living.)
Thanks for the garden wander! :-)

Quail said...

Your lush tropical garden is sooooooooo lovely!!!

Deborah said...

Love your house, love your blog, love your dog.

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