Sunday, September 29, 2013

Take a peak in our Garden

Sundays are usually reserved for chores around the house. We have been building a small house right next to our main one, and the Garden is being redecorated and replanted as I write this down. My dad bought a land parcel right next to our house, and It has been work ever since. 
Now, as the days of building and interior designing are winding down, we have more time to focus on the garden, which has been a real mess through the summer, and is still a work in progress. But, things are looking up. Let's have a look.

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My mom loves to have fresh herbs in the garden, so we plant a lot of them. The first two images are sage and mint, lovely for all sorts of dishes.



If you look closely on this one (better yet, enlarge it), you may be able to spot a small ant on the petals. Purely incidental. Of course, If I had wanted to capture one I would have never been able to find one.


The grass we have been growing is called Dichondra. Very easy to take care of and also very robust. You'll see more of it in the images that follow.


We have our neighbors Pomegranate tree growing right behind our wall. The fruit has been ripening.


Here is a wider shot of the garden. In the background you can spot a little portion of the small house that we are building. A wider shot follows later.



Bigger view of the Pomegranate Tree.


Wide shot of our house. There is still some stuff that needs to be rearranged around it.


Wide shot of the new house, that is still in construction. The roof has not been finished yet. It'll be completely white just as the roof of the main house. And the walls inside are being painted tomorrow. I'll show more of it in another post.


I'll leave you with this image, of the approaching dark clouds. This is the view from our upstairs balcony, where I recently took the full moon images. They said that the weather would change (for the worse) over the weekend. I guess that time has come now.


Please let me know if you have any flower ideas. We are looking for smallish, sustainable flowers that are colorful. If you have some experience in this filed, please let me know in the comments below.

29 comments:

  1. gorgeous photographs, well done!
    happy sunday~

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  2. Betty said it first, gorgeous photography. I like the grass abstract photo... and am checking to see if Dichondra will grow here. it is beautiful. the house is really pretty and I can't wait to see more photos. I used to sell real estate and I love looking at houses.

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    1. I didn't know that. Well, more house photos will come.

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  3. Love the grass between the rocks on the ground. Lovely shots.

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  4. Love the grass between the rocks on the ground. Lovely shots.

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  5. you have a beautiful place and garden! i love the walking stones and the beautiful green grass growing around them.

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    1. The grass is finally coming into place.

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  6. Count your blessings that your parents are still here. I only have my brothers left.

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    1. I am very thankful. Thank you Ruth!

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  7. Your property is beautiful both the houses and the garden....I love the grassy areas with the stones interspersed.....The shots you shared really reflect the beautiful area where you live...

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  8. You have some lovely property there. I like both houses and their design, the green grass with the stepping stones - Is the house you're building for you? Or will it be a rental? Just curious.

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    1. Not really sure who'll eventually live in it.

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  9. love the trees, the herbs and the flowers in your garden. and what a beautiful house!!! pretty good job you are doing!
    greetings, Hilde
    http://stapjesonderweg.blogspot.com/

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  10. Hallo Mersad...

    super Aufnahmen die Du uns da wieder zeigst ... Besonders Nummer 2 + 4 haben es mir richtig angetan !! Irre, diese Bilder :)

    LG

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    1. Danke das Du vorbeigeschaut hast!

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  11. The house is fabulous, and so will the new one be when it's finished. Never heard of Dichondra before but I like it. I can picture it on my patio. Now about that view, I wonder if I could swap it for mine!

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    1. Thanks Valerie! We do have nicer views most of the days. :)

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  12. It all looks so lovely to me! I love the look of the Dichondra!

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  13. Wonderful photos of what looks like a delightful place, built with a lot of love and care.

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  14. I could 'feel' the sage leaves, such a good photo!

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