Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Look Up//Look Down #14: Middle Gate

Spring continues its inevitable arrival, and I am continuing to look up and look down for a weekly photo pairing, inspired by Helena.  This week I am out back again. A few years after we purchased our house, we purchased the undeveloped lot behind our house. We fenced it, leveled it, threw down grass seed and planted a few trees. Someday we will build a one story house on it where we can live when we can no longer manage a large house with stairs. In the meantime, it's been a play yard (first for the kids; now for the dogs). Today's look up photo is a picture of the latch on the middle gate which divides our back yard from the "back back" (as we call it). And I'm looking down at a small patch of weeds flowers, a sure sign of spring.
What do you see when you look up and look down? I realize, for me, it's a window on the future.

19 comments:

alexa said...

A lovely rustic pairing - I can just imagine you in as log cabin, pottering among the knee high wild flowers :). Wish our Spring felt as inevitable :).

scrappyjacky said...

Like Alexa....I'm beginning to feel that Spring's arrival isn't as inevitable as I had thought!!!!
Glad it definately is arriving in your part of the world.

Sian said...

I can remember you telling me about that piece of land when we were together. Something about seeing the spring flowers there now is very cheery indeed

Missus Wookie said...

Oh what a lovely idea to have a back back where you can look forward to the future. Spring flowers are always a cheerful sight.

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

How lovely to know that you won't have to move away from your community in the future.
As others have said, Spring is feeling anything but inevitable here! Glad to see a peek of it elsewhere.

Karen said...

We were lucky enough to stay in a lovely home for part of our time in Oregon. The couple had done just what you are planning to do. They purchased the lot next door, and five years ago built their dream house on the lot. It was one fabulous place!

If I look up today it's gray skies, no buds on the trees yet. But we looked out our bedroom window this morning to see two deer ambling through, and I realized our hellebores is blooming.

JO SOWERBY said...

Oooh those daisies look magical Maria. I am waiting for them to arrive here, although the badgers are pulling the lawns to pieces looking for yummy bugs so the daisies might not come at all,
Jo xxx

sky-blu-pink said...

Lovely daisies!

Miriam said...

I noticed the daisies along the roadsides today as I drove into town. I love them, they are so cheery. I like the latch, but I see a bird or is it a one eared cat?

helena said...

love the latch and the daisies and funny to see that you and Sian had the same idea of ironwork and flowers for the pair

Alison said...

Pretty daisies...and how wise to be thinking ahead!
Alison xx

Beverly said...

The photo of the latch is gorgeous!!! What a lovely plan you and Paul have for the future. If I look up I see green shrubs and a Carolina blue sky, if I look directly down I see my dirty kitchen tile floor...compelling me to get off the computer :(

Carola Bartz said...

How nice to have a "back back"! It's definitely spring here, I've prepared all my veggie spaces and can't wait to start planting. My front yard where the lawn used to be already looks so much nicer than last year.
I love the photo of the gate latch!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Wonderful photos! Love the story that goes with them and the contract of them.

Louise said...

its nice to hear the story behind the fantastic latch photo!

Louise said...

its nice to hear the story behind the fantastic latch photo!

Becky said...

Great photos and interesting to hear your plans for the 'back back' xx

Mary B said...

I immediately saw a similarity in the shape the daisies reversing the lock

Gail said...

I love all the textures in that first picture.