Since my dad retired a few years ago, one of his central hobbies has become working in his backyard. He’s taken a space that was landscaped in a basic way (some mulch, some flowers, a few bushes) and has slowly transformed it into something really special.
I poked around with my camera when I was there last and tried to capture something of it.
I think my dad’s secret is that he pays a lot of attention to detail. Not in a fussy way – so it remains a great yard for his grandkids to play in.
But everywhere your eyes wander, there’s something aesthetically pleasing. Literally everywhere!
Bushes and other various bits of vegetation aren’t so thick as to block light, but provide nice sight privacy from the neighborhood.
My dad seems to intuitively know what natural elements to leave alone too.
My parents’ backyard has turned into one of the most pleasant summer spots I know.
(Now if somebody could just eliminate the mosquitoes!!!)