Swamp to backyard oasis: ok guys! Welcome to our backyard.
There was a swamp here.
No Photoshop editing, it was really this bad.
Buried under layers of vines and overgrowth was this amazing back yard.
We still aren’t’ finished and I am not sure we ever will be. My mind goes wild with all the possibility this gigantic yard holds.
We’ve started close to the house and each season we radiant out a little further in the yard fixer upper department.
There is a playhouse out back that we built for the kids. It is awesome, but it’s a whole other story.
The pool was built in 1971 and is concrete. It’s large, as pools go, and at it’s depth is nine feet deep.
I took pictures with our safety net on because that’s how we really live. Another story lies behind the net about miracles and grace and God’s sovereign hand. I’ll save it for another day.
The net is from Catch A Kid out of Houston. We love it and the peace it brings, in case you were wondering!
The original owner of this home had such a great eye and she loved to garden. We still have volunteer flowers that pop up in various spots that I know she had her hand in planting. I love little gifts like that!
Our pool house is an added bonus. A cool breeze blows through the shade regularly and provides this mama a reprieve from the heat of a Texas summer while the kids swim. I have big thoughts and ideas for the pool house too. Oh the project list is long on an older home!
Our wilderness is teaming with lizards, snails, bees, squirrels and frogs…it is the perfect backdrop for my little boys to be little boys!
So…do you think we were crazy? I hope you’ll let me know you stopped by! You can peek at the inside of our home here.
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