Sunday, May 6, 2012

Looks like I’m on vacation...



Naw....just went to my neighbors house.

Bill is a talented landscape designer
and his house is like something out of a magazine.







Remember how I mourned the loss of Picnik the
photo editor?   Well...welcome PicMonkey!
A lot better than picnik...I love the options
of frames and textures...also just easier to use.




This texture is called “Smudge”
well I’m smudging just about every pic I take...


I love its old fashioned quality.



Bill’s exotic living room...like hanging out Morocco.




His extraordinary Brugmansia Trees








View out of his bedroom French doors...


Frisco the Wonder Dog



couldn’t leave this out...

We have had this orchid for 5 years...
this is the first time it flowered...

Happy Sunday!


15 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Neat place! Love that garden gate especially.

Juliette Williams said...

WOW! Beautiful pictures! I've missed Picnik too, now it looks like I don't have to anymore...ha!
xoxo Juliette

NuminosityBeads said...

Super pics,Cynthia. And just think... your work is going to look like something out of a MAGAZINE!
xoxo Kim

Lucie said...

It looks like a little paradise!

Alice said...

What a fabulous garden! I need your neighbor to come work his magic in my yard.

Kath said...

I love the courtyard with plants and seating. I wanted a sheltered courtyard garden when we were house hunting. We ended up with a wind swept paddock LOL
I particularly liked the photo of the settle and cushions.

Midwest to Midlands said...

What a fun place to visit, thank for the tour. I will have to check out Pic Monkey too.

Gallery 13 - Lela Bouse-McCracken said...

Man-O-Man I do love those blue doors. YUM. And I just love seeing the Brugmansia Trees when we're out there...looks like such a nice sanctuary.

helen tilston said...

Hello Cynthia

Those are incredible images. Who needs a holiday when you live amongst such beauty.

Thank you for sharing and may your week be full of joy
Helen xx

OldLady Of The Hills said...

How exciting that your Orchid finally Bloomed!! Your neighbors Garden has such Beautiful flowering plants....!
"SMUDGE" Is interesting...!

loveandlilac said...

What a heavenly little retreat. I saw some Brugmansia Trees at an open garden event in Beverley Hills a few years ago but didn't know what they were called - now I know xx

Jackie said...

Oh Cynthia, that does look like a vacation! Such beautiful photos, love the flowers, the sheltered courtyard is so inviting, I can only dream. I'm glad your orchid bloomed for you after such a long wait. Smudge! I like it!!

...Jackie xo

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Oh I wish I had a neighbor like that who would come over and redesign (and possibly take care of the upkeep) my front and backyards. How magical. Last time my daughter was home we were looking at Etsy and she just loves all your stacked bracelets :)

quisnam said...

I agree about picmonkey - it's great isn't it. I so struggle with photography and have almost been reduced to tears over getting things in focus so I love the sharpen/clarify effect.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm a sucker for blue doors-- They're so darn happy looking!

And your orchid is beautiful. I wonder why it didn't bloom for 5 years. But isn't it great and the bloom lasts for so long :-)

YEAH! xo jj

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