Saturday, November 1, 2008

A Peek out Back....

Our Indian Summer has just been delightful with warm days and autumn leaves, rich in my favorite earthen hues. The sunny days allowed JP the opportunity to put the finishing touches on our custom-made garden shed which he built from the ground up! It's truly amazing what he is capable of creating...I can't wait till next spring when I can use it to its fullest with my very own potting table and a window that I can peer out and spy on the feeding birds. I find much inspiration in watching the critters out back. Here are some of my favorite snaps I recently took while watching nature in action...

~ Johanna


* An adorable flicker forages for ripened crab apples from our backyard tree...


* A cropped image of my beautiful garden shed just built by hubby JP....


* Squirrels munch on seeds scattered by the birds from the feeder above...


* An autumn-hued butterfly extracts the nectar from a dandelion flower...


* JP spotted this tiny mouse high above the ground, resting in a mass of bittersweet vines...


* Another view of our new garden shed which we enjoy glancing at each day... JP laid the mosaic-like stone foundation that surrounds the shed & tree... It has become a stage for daily wildlife viewing...

11 comments:

Gavitee said...

Hello Johanna.......
I love your photos.....hmmmmm a second career for you if you wish, I am sure. They are beautiful. I love your garden shed too.....it's too cute. It looks like it could be ready for someone to move right in. It's great how you and your husband always work together as a team. Keep the photos coming!
Sue

AwtemNymf said...

Sweet- the woodsy friends are peeking about this time of year! Love it!
Happy After Halloween!
*sprinkle sprinkle*
~A~

Carolee said...

Gorgeous photos, and have to tell you I'm having serious garden shed envy! My own shed is metal and only held together by rust. :) Ahhh, to have a handy husband, lol...

~ Carolee

vintagepaletteart said...

Your garden shed is to die for Johanna! You are one lucky woman to have such a talented husband! I love the colors that you picked for it too. :)

What kind of camera do you have? You take THE most amazing photos!

Happy Belated birthday too!

Hugs, *Lori

Leah's Art Magic said...

Johanna your photos are absolutely wonderful. Enchanting! Yes, you could have a second career.

Leah

Designs by CK said...

GREAT pics Johanna! :-)

Thanks for being such a sweet & supportive friend to me too.

PS: Glad you had a FUN birthday!

Have a great week lady!

Chris

Robert said...

What great photos!Hope you are doing well and had a great birthday!!Stop by and see trick-or-treating,and photos from the party when you get a chance! I still want an owl one of these days!! :)I will probably start posting from the Christmas Fanatic blog soon, so stop by there too!! Talk soon, Robert

Anonymous said...

Hi Johanna,

The pictures of the little critters are so cute. :) I really like the picture of the little mouse in the tree.

JP is such a talented carpenter.
Love the new garden shed.

Candy

Kitty Forseth said...

Hey There!

Wowie, I knew your shed would be a knockout :~). It is so much fun to see it with all the color and trim! I agree with Susan, looks like it's ready for move-in.

Your lil backyard pals are so sweet, good eye JP spotting that mouse! Thanks for sharing the pics, I also have shed envy!

Have a great weekend, it's chilly here in the Bay Area, the inland valleys even had frost last night.

Take care,

xoxo Kitty

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

I love seeing photos of people's backyards especially when they contain woodland critters:)
Your garden shed is gorgeous too!

Edgar and Edgar said...

What amazing pictures!!! I love the one of the bird.

Kimberlee
Edgar and Edgar