Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Front Yard Retreat

Imagine a warm summer day and friends have come to visit. What could be better than sitting outside under the shade tree drinking your favorite cold drink and catching up on all the news in each others lives? Wouldn't this be the kind of place you'd want to do just that? The arms of the tree branch out and up but yet seem to anchor the space and invite you in to sit, to rest, to enjoy the time spent with friends. All the extra whimsical touches of the matching windsock, the pink metal flamingo beside the pink chair, the daisy stepping stone beside the tree, and the green stone flower pot against the house come together to make an inviting comfortable retreat. I so wish this little vignette was my yard! Actually this little space with its lovely curb appeal was found downtown behind the car wash. :)
Back in May I took the above shot of all the stacked chairs on the front walkway of the local pharmacy. I liked the lines and patterns they formed but didn't know how I would use this image. After finding the little yard scene this afternoon while I was out getting groceries I decided a before and after shot would do the trick.
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24 comments:

Thom said...

It's like you are really there with your description. I love all the lines. Too it's amazing what one can do with photos. Excellent.

jabblog said...

It does look inviting and nicely designed too. Great shots:-)

MinnieRunner said...

I love the first picture. Yes, I would love to have my friends there one moment in my life :)

Jim said...

Carletta, I like your after much better even if it is behind a car wash. Besides I didn't have to look at the car wash. Well, the pharmacy either.
Happy MidWeek Blues!
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Kathy said...

Such a calm and peaceful image. I would love to go anyplace outside in the summer if only the temp weren't 110!

Rebecca said...

That's creative of you. I love the idea of a little summer iced tea party under that tree with the whimsy of the colored chairs.

Manang Kim said...

I like that colorful chairs, and yes chatting with friends with food and little drinks is refreshing. Happy Wednesday!
Midweek Blues

Neal said...

That is kind of neat...don't think I would have noticed that.

EG Wow said...

Well, you sure did make me smile, Carletta! Behind the carwash?

George said...

These pictures do make a great pair. I would certainly enjoy sitting under that tree talking with a friend or two.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What pretty little chairs, Carletta. Love the colors... And they look so nice in that front yard... I'll meet you there --you bring the lemonade--and we'll chat!!!! Okay????? ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Dianne said...

I could spend a lot of time in that front yard
and I too love the lines and angles of your second shot

Carol said...

These are both great photos...very appealing. I would sit there and drink ice tea and chat with friends, these scene goes well with the music you have playing! Very relaxing. I really like the shot of the stacked up chairs; that's a creative shot.

kaye said...

a very inviting, colorful space.

Pat said...

Looks very inviting! I like the bright colors, too!

Janie B said...

Such colorful chairs! I'll take one of each, please.

Rose said...

That does look inviting...wonder what the owners would say if they looked out and saw us sitting in their chairs?

dogsmom said...

The pictures are well done but your descriptions are wonderful.

ellen b. said...

I really like that. The colorful chairs are great. Makes me want to change out my dark green ones! Happy Yard Art!

Greyscale Territory said...

Delightful, brightly coloured "happy chairs"! Love how they are arranged near the tree! Very inviting!

maryt/theteach said...

Carletta, perfect place for all of us yard art people to sit and talk yard art! What a wonderful idea!

JunieRose2005 said...

Love the little circle of brightly colored chairs- a perfect place for chit-chat!

Junie

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

love the yard space! I am actually in love with all these colorful beach chairs that we see sometimes in Florida, but all the time on the OBX! Gorgeous pictures, both of them. I want a few of those chairs when we get back to FL

GrammyMouseTails said...

I love the colors! I thought they may be wood until you showed the chair towers. that is a cool photo too! my 1st visit. via TYA. Faythe @GrammyMousetails