I had been unable to find these pictures before I started my blog so the "before" pictures from my post in July were just before I started a new flower bed project. When I found these photos from 2003 I was amazed at how stark the yard was when we bought this house. These are the REAL "before" as my husband would say, "I made the yard all cluttered."
This is 2003 when we just moved into our house. We thought the deck looked like a stage and maybe we should be starting a band or something. Unfortunately neither one of us was born with the musical or rhythm gene. However we both have the "shopping gene" so we were able to figure out a way to fill it up.
The shed 2003. I started by trying to cover it up with plants to hide it. This was before I saw a feature in the paper about decorative sheds. After that we painted it, decorated it, and embraced it as part of the garden.
Backyard 2003. Unfortunately that power pole is a bit difficult to embrace. We hardly notice it now but wish there was a way to disguise it.
The front yard right after we moved in 2003. This is the color of the house before we chose the "clown colors".
Here are a few more "After Photos" from 2010.
The shed 2010.
2010 the front of the "Clown House"
The Front Corner 2010