Thursday, March 29, 2012

A View Around The Yard

Let's start by looking down the fence line at the side of the driveway. The forsythia that has been left to grow naturally was in full blown a few days ago. The wind and rain of the past few hours has blown away many blossoms. Looking a little further we catch a glimpse of the blooming redbud tree. The scene is framed against a soft blue sky.Peeking over the fence to our right is one of two coy ponds in the yard. The bare branches of the reflected hickory tree seem to be reaching for lost leaves at the bottom of the pond. A little orange coy swims among the branches.At the other end of the pond the reflections include the blue sky,the purple leaves of the flowering plum tree, and the stack of rock that make up the pond fountain. My little orange friend keeps swimming into view hoping I'll put down the camera and throw in some food pellets.The spring leaves of the flowering plum rise beautifully to meet the blue sky.The underside of the dark purple leaves glow vibrantly in the sunlight!
(be sure to click on any photo to enlarge them)
For a better look at the redbud tree click here to see more.

36 comments:

Colin said...

Goldfish in the middle of nowhere?
Or is this on your property?
Sturdy old looking fence. No good to keep in sheep or goats.
And NO GATE?????? tut tut!
Your words on this pond/gate are like something Homer, Plato and Aristotle and the greats of yesteryears would have conjured up. A sense of the poetic with an intersperse of the realistic. Beautifully composed. Go to the top of the class, please.
Actually to come back to planet Earth, really beautiful photos!
Hmmmmmmmm!
Fence score.
Rustic - 10
Practical - Zilch.
Cheers
Colin ( Brisbane.Australia)
ps: Weather report from Brisbane.
Looks like a rip roarer is coming up from the South! No rain here for 2 days! A bloody miracle.

Linda said...

What a lovely trip 'round your yard today! I love the fence, even though it isn't designed to keep anything in or out...just lovely. Redbuds, my favorite! And nothing quite says spring like forsythia! My son has a Koi pond and he thought his were gone after the cold snap...turns out they were just hiding, deep! I would love to have one, but don't want the maintenance! Lazy...or too busy...one of the other! Very lovely photos!

TexWisGirl said...

love your coy ponds! have always wanted one, but knew between herons and egrets and our water-loving dogs, it would never survive! :) love the reflection shots.

George said...

Thanks for the tour of your yard. I really like your koi pond, but that flowering plum tree is beautiful.

eileeninmd said...

Hi Carletta, what a lovely yard. Thanks for taking us on the tour. I love the koi pond and the flowering plum looks beautiful. The sky is a gorgeous blue, what a wonderful day. Happy skywatching!

Rose said...

There is just something about forsythia and fences...no matter how they are taken, they make a great photo.

Kim, USA said...

I see fish good think no cats around ^_^ Great shots thanks for sharing.

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Jan n Jer said...

What a lovely setting...spring sure has sprung! Beautiful photos

judi/Gmj said...

sigh, I want some of that peace and tranquility. Beautiful..

Beth said...

wow, the forsythia is just gorgeous. i wish their blooms would last more often. beautiful. (:

Carver said...

What a wonderful look around your beautiful surroundings. The forsythia is how I like it, growing naturally and unrestrained. All of these shots are delightful.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful variety of images. The reflection in water is very nice.

Jim said...

Beautiful shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Carole M. said...

nice to share your garden; lovely images

lina@women's perspectives said...

Thanks for taking me around your beautiful yard. Love what I see here.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful sunny shots!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Nice tour of your place- LOVE that yellow belle- just gorgeous!

jewaicious said...

What vivid tones and contrasts. I love the reflections, very calming.

Gary said...

Nice tour around your yard!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Marie said...

I absolutely adore your yard, Carletta! How wonderful to have two little ponds, and the flowering trees. It's all so beautiful. Great fence frame for the lovely natural world!

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely tour of your yard, Carletta! I love the coy ponds! Such beautiful blue skies, too! They make the perfect backdrop for the colorful, flowering trees!! It does look as if spring has arrived! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Dianne said...

what a beautiful place you have
the 3rd shot is especially lovely, the blue is so vivid

NatureFootstep said...

nice reflection in the little pond with fish. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

You have a little bit of Paradise there! I love your yard, all the plantings and that you have room to let some of them grow wild. And especially the koi pond...it's wonderful to have water on your place. No wonder the birds love to visit your house.

Kara said...

Beautiful place for taking in a walk. I feel rejuvenated just sharing your photos.

JunieRose2005 said...

Carletta, you have a very pretty place. I enjoyed seeing it all.

I posted some shots from my yard also- for Friday's Fences.

Junie

John McElveen said...

STUNNING , he said coyly--ar ar! Beautiful Carletta!

Hugs,

John

edenhills said...

What a beautiful yard!

Faye said...

Love your idea of a spring yard tour Carletta. Also approve of your letting the forsythia grow free instead of cutting in "gumball" shapes. Your shots of spring branches and blooms against a blue sky are just so dramatic and how much fun do we photographer have in playing with reflections? :-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great post, Carletta and I love the spring colors... Forsythia is always a favorite but of course, yellow is my favorite summer color.

Love the reflection picture also...

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

chubskulit said...

That second shot is gorgeous!

diane b said...

Great photos of Spring jumping into your yard, Poetic text too. Spring does that to you.

Jientje said...

What a beautiful garden you have! Thanks for showing me around!

Liz said...

Beautiful pics! Visiting late for Skywatch Friday.

My Sky.

Genie said...

Carletta...What a pretty spot, and your pictures are great. Those reflections....when they come out it color I always get so excited. I am assuming this is your property...love the fencing. We do not have any, but wish we did. Maybe one of these day I will get my wish. That forsythia is HUGE....you lucky girl. We only have a small one beside our “bridge to somewhere.” genie

forgetmenot said...

You have some pretty colors in your yard. Love the reflections too. Happy Easter. Mickie :)