We enjoy some privacy at home. We like to feel free to move around the house without drawing attention to the neighbors. Our second story windows are facing some neighbors. In 2005, my husband and I decided to plant a row of cypress trees to serve as a natural fence. It provides green to sooth the eyes as well as some privacy to our daily activities. The first two photos were taken when my husband planted the trees. The third photo was taken in 2011. The trees had grown quite tall. The last photo was taken today.
I want to thank Naomi Byrnes‘ comment about this post, “Amazing to see the growth over ten years. I’m inspired realizing it’s worth planting something today for the life I want in the future.”
Daily Prompt: Privacy
The Central Garden at the Getty Center, L.A. is an evolving aesthetic work of art, with tree-lined walkways that lead visitors through extraordinary sights, sounds, and scents. More than 500 varieties of plant material are used in the landscaping. The Central Garden is created by artist Robert Irwin.
Daily Prompt: Aesthetic
The Laguna Lake is getting dark. The sunlight makes it’s last peek from behind the tree before it decent to the horizon.
The rain clouds are getting darker and darker. The blue sky and the sunlight still try to show their brightness through the dark clouds. Californians are not used to drive in the rain. The commuters have their headlights on, try to get home as soon as possible.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge -Dark and Light
This squirrel is the resident in our neighborhood. He feels at home to relax on the tree branch in our backyard.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Relax
-Photos by Miriam Hurdle
If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20
Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny
– First Photo Grand Teton by Miriam Hurdle
Numerous species of trees,
Swirled, crooked, or straight.
Which specie is enculturated or astray?
Inheritances, from which they came,
All are beautiful in their own ways.
Daily Prompt: Tree
Photo by Miriam Hurdle at LA Arboretum, label of tree not found .
A tree was beaten, but not dead.
Branches were twisted, leaves flopped.
Roots were grounded, life came back.
Following the sun, upward they grew.
– Photo by Miriam Hurdle
Blue lake filled with fish, ducks, and creatures.
Adults and kids gather together.
Pouches full of gears,
Wires, hooks, and rods.
Swirling the rhythmic swing,
Into the water they Plop.
Then wait, wait, wait.
Catching fish or not,
It doesn’t seem to matter.
What a peaceful pastime,
Soak in the fresh air, rest and ponder.
– Photo by Miriam Hurdle
Daily Prompt: Plop
– Photos by Miriam Hurdle