Here's a better view of it, you can see how there's nothing to the left of it. Luckily there are little green shoots coming out this Spring so one day it might look less lopsided. To the FAR left is the gnarly old tree that's grown up through his fence and is split now between his and my property. It's Dead. The green that you see behind it isn't part of THAT tree, that is just a random wild tree that's in his yard.
Here are some tulips that are growing up in a flowerbed of mine.
I didn't plant then there...I think the squirrels did it.
I have hostas lining the driveway and then they circle the garden in the back. I need to pull the weeds and work that soil so that I can plant the annuals soon! You can see a tiny bit of my new gravel that I put down.
This is ONE of the truck tire ruts in my neighbors yard. Notice the "nice" hedge that I've been talking about.
This is right next to my flowerbeds that border my driveway.
(You thought I was exaggerating didn't you! LOL! But wait it gets better...)
Here are just a small shot of the masses of wild violets that are growing at the far end of the garden on the side. My sister said that they are "weeds" and that I should dig them out...but I think they make a nice groundcover.
This is a cute little table that I got from Goodwill for $5.00!
I love how it's all weathered looking. I plan to put a big pot of flowers on it with flowers and greenery cascading down the sides.
and now for the
Pièce de résistance
I am working out in my garden yesterday, raking, weeding, moving things around.
I had planned on making a big potting bench with a table and old bench and a triangular piece of molding that I got from the Restore. I have a silver tinpunch double hanging basket, a metal silver garden "pouch" and some vintage metal towel bars. I was going to paint the whole wood structure white and have everything silver including the metal vintage buckets, trays etc. that would surround it and be filled with flowers.
As I'm working, I hear something. The neighbor is outside, hanging something from the corner of his house. After a bit, I look over. It's a clothesline running from the house to the garage.
I decide to go in my backyard and start digging up my patio blocks, (the dogs need more grass and I'll use them in the side garden area.) I work for a while and turn around. Apparently he's been out again and has hung some laundry. I look over.......I walk inside, get my camera. This is not to be believed! I must document it or everyone will think I am making this up! I walk between my fence and his chainlink one and take a photo.
First notice the Hot Tub. That is what prompted me to put up my privacy fence in the first place. I would be in my backyard and look over to see this fishbelly white object climbing in and out of the tub at all hours!
Then notice the dog kennels, I must say, the dogs are actually pretty nice. They like to lounge on top of the kennels and sun/shade themselves. But the sight of them doing this sent my little dogs into a frenzy. Blue, my Big Deaf guy, would walk up the the fence and stare at them, which sent THEM into a frenzy....so because of this, I put up MY privacy fence about 6 feet into the property. That created a wide walkway down to the bottom of my OWN overgrown yard. I also must say that this view affects my motivation to go around over there and work those areas. Also notice the truck topper. Apparently the Hot tub no longer works but has now become the perfect storage spot of truck accessories. Finally notice the clothes hanging on the line...all underwear, boxers and undershirts. Let me zoom in a bit so that you can read what I can see!
Yes, from MY fence I see the printing on the black pair "Silent, But Deadly!", the red pair has some Christmas saying and the end pair that's flapping in the wind says something about a "Long Weiner"!
REALLY! I'M NOT KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THAT'S the LAST STRAW!
I am planting TREES between the fences and I am putting up a fence down next to the bushes so I don't have to see any stinking boat.