Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Slightly Less Than Wordless Wednesday

Our yard in fall of 1979
I had planted all of the bushes and some of the trees
Here is the same view 28 years later - Look what God and we did!
The last tulip of summer 2007
Colorado's official flower - Columbine
Columbine Cousins
Random Ground Cover (meaning I don't know the name!)
Lovely Various Iris
So - after all the griping we did about snow this past winter makes me pretty ungrateful - it has given us the moisture for the most fabulous spring and early summer flowers that I can remember in all of our years living here.
One final picture - just can't resist posting this sunrise from my front door.


Linda said...

Dawn, I have finally either lost my mind or there isn't any post on your blog!!!
I woke up with you and Kristen on my heart. I'm praying for you guys.

madd said...

simply beautiful..I love the , sort of, before and after shot..happy ww..madd

tegdirb92 said...

they are all really beautiful photos, but I LOVE the first two. Amazing how we can capture time in a photo :) Happy WW

Donna said...

Every picture is a work of art. The before and after shots are amazing.

Toni said...

Wow! It is absolutely beautiful! Mine is up at Special K Family

Tricotine said...


Happy WW! :-)

Isabelle aka Tricotine

Midlife Mom said...

What gorgeous pictures! The columbine shots are my favorite, they are so lovely! We have columbine but they aren't the purple and white ones that you have, those are just incredible!

Barb said...

Wow, Dawn. What a difference 27 years makes. All these photos are beautiful. I couldn't choose a favorite if I had to.

Sharon Lynne said...

In 1979 the tree was a stick. Now look at it! That was interesting!

I loved looking at all the flowers. God is so imaginative!

Morning Glory said...

Amazing! I love all the Columbine. I haven't had a lot of luck growing them, but I'm probably trying to plant them in the wrong spots.

Diane J. said...

Beautiful flowers and sunrise,Dawn.

The late frosts and freezes ruined a lot of the blooms and killed some of our spring flowers.

That's life, I guess.

Love and hugs,


Susie said...

Your yard had a beautiful transformation. Your flowers are each so lovely!!

Pearls of Wisdom said...


What beautiful photos. I love your blog and will be back for a visit soon.
Happy WW.

Angel Mama ():)

Michelle said...

I am in LOVE with your current backyard. Hard work really does pay off! Love it!

My WW is up. :)

Digital Memories said...

Wow you have a beautiful backyard. I don't like gardening, flowers never last with me even in a pot. I need silk flowers inside.

Diane said...

You live in an absolutely beautiful place! And I so love your "random" covering!!!!

I, too, posted a not so wordless Wednesday! I love the tree...and what God has done in your backyard!


Dawn said...

The amazing thing is that the big tree in the foreground is covering the second one you can see in the first one. The big tree that is showing in the background is the Austrian pine that was less than 4 feet tall in the first picture.

Kristen said...

I don't think Dad's the only one with talent in photography! Great pictures, Mom. Amazing what a difference in the two pictures of the lawn makes!

Dawn said...

Thanks, Toots! It sure has been fun with my new camera.

Kate said...

Wow...beautiful! You're pictures are so clear and bright.

truth said...

Oh wow, what an awesome transformation to see! A perfect picture of what God has transformed in your own life in that many years.

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Maine Mom said...

Good work Dawn! I love the clover. Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures :-)

Candi said...

Beautiful!! It is neat to see the growth and what your hard work accomplished!

Looks like the snow did you good.

We haven't had much snow for a few years. My WW pic was taken Feb. 2006. I think we got about 5-6 inches in that pic and that is the most we have had since winter 2003 when we got over 30 inches in a matter of days. That was my first winter on the east coast and I was welcomed in a big way...LOL!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Oh the pictures are so lovely! i can almost smell the flowers! thank you so much

Sherry said...

Aren't you clever for having thought to take a before pic! Great photos.

PEA said...

What a difference 28 years make!! I look at the pictures we took of our backyard 29 years ago when we first moved here and it's amazing how much the trees have grown. Your yard looks beautiful! Your flowers are all gorgeous, I especially love the Columbine! That sunset picture is breathtaking!! xox

Linda said...

Oh Dawn, what a beautiful job you did. It looks just gorgeous. Don't you just love flowers? They are one more beautiful than the next. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely yard.

Anonymous said...

Another Colorado gal here. I can't see your pictures so I guess I'll have to use my imagination.

Hope all things are working out for good, sooner than later! It is hard to keep that worry-ness out of a weary mind.

kpjara said...

WOW! Thanks for sharing such beauty...and such a perfect time for it too. I love the Columbine cousins!

Blessings Friend!

it's me, Val said...

So gorgeous -- all of them!

How neat that you took that picture of the tree when it was planted. What a great idea. Something to pass onto your kids . . . or to post on a blog! :)

And I didn't know that columbine was the Colorado flower? I love those . . . they spring up all over in our yard from a plant tht I did plant. Their seeds seems to transfer well! :) A beautiful flower indeed.

Tammy said...

These are absolutely gorgeous pictures...all of them! My mouth dropped open on the before and after shots. The flowers are so beautiful- and so is the sunrise!

Sioux said...

Oh, Dawn, they are all so beautiful. I love columbines...wish they grew here successfully! And the iris...ours are all gone now.

Linds said...

Absolutely beautiful photos, Dawn! I agree with everyone...what a difference 28 years has made. I love your garden! Thanks for wondering how I was..... it means a great deal!

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