WOW this was a stretch for me! I lifted Annette Gearside's page and wow girl you have a lot of work on your page!!! This is my front yard - we built our "dream" house in 1999. We spent a year clearing cedar off the front half of it (we have three acres) so we could find a spot to build. We camped out every weekend and cleared trees, burned them and moved rock. Through the years we have put a tremendous amount of sweat into our yard - the little fence there on the left is a little "corral" that my hubby built with gardens and hammock and at one time a little pond but has ALWAYS been the sitting room - now retired my husband sits out there and reads for hours - all our little family chats with the kids occur here - serious and just because. We have deer and keep water for them so they are always visiting as well as the birds and our waundering cats who spend their time going in and out to play. It took awhile to learn what I could and couldn't plant between the deer and the rocks - yes we grow them. I clear them off and the next year they have risen from the ground yet again!The pretty metal trellis there in the left photo is the entrance to the corral. It is or was covered in Carolina Jasmine but that has now climbed it's was up about 20 feet through the oaks so when it blooms in spring it looks like the tree is blooming yellow. Now that we are getting close to getting all the kids out of the house (REALLY not sure this is ever going to happen- lol) we are thinking of selling and downsizing and moving closer to some of the older kids so we can be close to the grand-kids - travel and just enjoy the time we have left. I think I feel this more and more as my husband is 13 years older than I am and I see the years ticking away. Journaling about all this is on the little tag tucked in the pocket behind the photos. Most of the papers are from a Noel Mignon kit then just a little bit of this and that. Annette - thank you for the inspiration!! I don't think I would ever do this on my own.
Evidence: Foliage, borders and border punches, architectural elements would be from the photo,gold accents
Testimony: Told the history of this house in my journaling documenting my home.
Thanks for looking and thanks for the challenge!