10/5/10

Backyard Sunshine

Into The Stratosphere!

He's Quite Studly

Waiting Her Turn

Daddy Swings The Highest

We had a rushed afternoon but managed to snag a few moments as a family in the backyard before the sun went down. I know I complain a lot about the snakes, mosquitos, poison ivy, lack of a fence, etc. but I'm going to take so many happy memories from this little plot of land when we move someday. I doubt we'll find such a large, shaded yard so easily again so I'm determined to enjoy everything it has to offer.

Someday, I hope we will have another large oak tree (with a treehouse), a covered patio for summer dining, a large outdoor shed for storing projects that are waiting on me, and strings of outdoor lights near our restored Airstream trailer. Ahh, I've got simple dreams! What is your dream backyard?

xoxo,
Rachel

25 comments:

Sandy a la Mode said...

wow, these photos are absolutely beautiful!!! i love the composition and the SUNSHINE!! :)

pinksuedeshoe said...

I'd love the swingset that is in my mom's backyard. It was my birthday present when I turned two years old and it puts most part sets to shame. One day I will have swings.

Jazmyn Alexandria said...

Aww I'm glad you all had a good time as a family! :)

Little Sugar Monster

Emily said...

You must be the cutest family in the world! x

FeeMail said...

These pictures look so peaceful! Love them!

I would wish to have a backyard at all, so you are a lucky girl :)!

Allison said...

I'm a grad student doing apartment living right now, so my dream backyard is ANY backyard! I'd love to have the space for a vegetable garden and some fruit trees :)

Becky Farley said...

:) oh these photos are wonderful! So sweet! We spent the afternoon outside to leaf hunting!

Dianna said...

Oh...I just LOVE these pics*!*

Ha! You just described MY perfect backyard! The very thought of it makes me smile : )
We're trying to get outside as much as we can now too...this weather is putting a spring in everyone's step, and the fresh air is doing us all loads of good!

Chrissy said...

Looks like a fun time! Family time is the best!

Jaine Rose said...

hello, I live near Glastonbury in England, in a quirky little town called Stroud. I have a tiny backyard crammed with vegetables, a small pond, and an artstudio. What I dream of is grass!! Lovely post, thank you xx

Amanda said...

I would say you pretty much described my dream yard! I would swap the tree house for a long tree swing and a big sunny spot in the back for backyard farming. :)

Amanda said...

Oh, and can you share with us the tecnique/secret for photos in the sunlight that way? I've gotten 1 or 2 like that but they were purely on accident. I love the dreamy feel they give to a photo though that requires no editing.

RachelDenbow said...

Amanda,

Just aim it up towards the sun but make sure your subject is interrupting the light a little so that it's not completely hazy with light. These were the best of my happy accident shots, too! ;)

diane said...

those are such happy fall photos.

Now that we are apartment living, I am dreaming up big dreams for our own little outdoor space. I would be happy with a patio and twinkle lights and a nearby park.

Kamika said...

simple love filled dreams are the best dreams :)

I would love a big house with a wrap around porch, and a big shady tree in the backyard for picnics. Oh and lots of room for my veggies!

Jessa said...

I've been a lurker for a while and I adore your blog! Those photos are perfect!

My dream backyard would include a lot of the same things...big tree, big shaded porch, a nice swing, and plenty of room for croquet and bocce...some day <3

Chelsea said...

wood swings remind me of living in texas when I was a kid. great photos.

miss carys said...

A smaller yard, believe it or not. It's great but we just can't use it all. Plus when all my little man wants to do is eat grass and leaves it's not the most restful experience.

Had to write though, because my girl Carys has that same shirt as Miss Ruby! No way! You've heard about that awesome store Target as well? tee hee. :)

Happy Fall.

Angie said...

I'd love a larger garden and a play area for my little one. We put up a hammock this summer, so that was crossed off my wish list :-)
Angie

mama*thayer said...

Awww... I'm jealous of your backyard- even with it's "flaws." We own our house, but its part of a condo association....so we don't have our own yard to put a pretty swing in. Its beautiful Rachel!

christa morris said...

your family is so cute! i love reading your blog!

http://christamorris.blogspot.com/

Andrea!!! said...

My dream backyard is to have a backyard. We have a little porch, but it's literally 8X3 feet and we do what we can, but OH! to have grass and trees and a non-potted garden *sigh*

Maggie said...

great photos!

Kara said...

A canopy is all I need.

xxoo Klara said...

Ooo... I'm crazy about making my garden lovely! Currently it's all weeds and Aussie native trees, apart from the bits I've been working on. My dream is to have flowers EVERYWHERE, a gazebo and fish pond up the back with a big weeping mulberry tree next to it, vegetables and herbs coming out of my ears, and a big beautiful patio. Sigh.