Saturday, April 21, 2007

Photo Hunt Saturday - Steps


This week's theme is steps. AT first I thought about the pictures I had of the girls footsteps in the sand last summer, but then the sun dawned and the weather finally warmed up. That's right, spring has finally sprung for those of us in the Northeast. So much in fact, that the girls were digging out shorts today - on just day 2 of warm weather. It might have something to do with the fact that it rained the whole rest of the week, but whatever it is, we'll take it. Yesterday, I started tackling what proves to be a big time consuming project - yardwork. I had finished the road side of the house and the play yard. I raked out the flower gardens down the hill. As I sat halfway down the stone steps, I knew what I had to post.

Here is the view of the stonewalkway and steps leading up to the play yard and house. I've raked them once, but the monsoons, er recent rain washed some soil over them. I need to repair the retaining wall so it doesn't keep happening. That's Meenie in red and Moe right behind her coming down.


And this is the view to the lower back yard. Unfortunately, it's just a mass of leaves and trees and weeds. And flowers mixed in, which is what we were looking for, as I 'd like to transplant them into some beds as opposed to the middle of the yard. I hope to get this cleared this summer so we can play down here, but I doubt it will happen. You see, I can do all the yard work I want, bag it up and then that's it. The bags just sit there. Ihave asked numerous people to come and take them, and been told "yes" by numerous people, but they are still sitting there, one year later. I'm sure by now, I have enough leaf bags to surround the foundation and add an extra layer of insulation to the house!


Anyway, those are some stone steps in my yard, which I absolutely love. They add so much character to our little yard. We have one other spot with some steps as well.

While, your here, feel free to take a look around. I will be posting some pictures of some spring flowers on my 365 site as well later today. The link is on my sidebar!

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26 comments:

Incog & Nito said...

Lovely steps. Steps to a wonderful home. Happy weekend.

Beckie said...

You must have a beautiful yard; those stone steps are lovely. Great pictures.

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jenn in holland said...

Really wonderful. I would love those steps too; monsoon mud and all.

mar said...

Lovely steps. I live in a pine tree area so my own steps are normally covered by pine needles or the like...
Wonderful pics. Happy weekend!

Jose said...

I absolutely agree with you, those are some unique steps and they do add lots of character. I too was looking for some sort of steps like these to photograph but coulnd't find any so I went with the abvious.

Sueczech said...

I'm always afraid of going down steps like that.. but I love doing it anyways! Lovely landscape! :)

Bongga Mom said...

Your yard seems like a kids' outdoor paradise, with lots of places to explore and lots of adventures waiting for them.

Lauren S. said...

They do have character! What a beautiful thing to have in your yard!

Bengbeng said...

any kid would love to grow up in a place like that :) lovely

YellowRose said...

We have some steps like that in our backyard too...I like them too!!

Happy Saturday, mines up

Lisa Renee said...

I'm in envy of your yard and your steps, very well done selection for the theme this week.

:-)

Linda said...

I love stone steps in a yard. I have some leading up to my backyard but hadn't even thought of them until reading this post!

jmb said...

Great steps, looks like lots of gardening ahead of you.

amy said...

HOw wonderful!!!! I want steps like those

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Dragonheart said...

Those steps look great! As you said, they have a lot of character. Good luck with the yard work.

eastcoastlife said...

Hi!
I'm a new photo hunter from Singapore.

I love stone steps. I would love to have them in my house if I could convince hubby to buy a truckload of soil to make a tiny hill. hehe...

Lovely photo.

GEWELS said...

I love the old-looking stone steps in the yard. So much better than concrete, dontchathink?
Mine's up

superkimbo said...

Great steps! They remind me of my parents house in CT. They have a lot of stone work - very New England style.

Lynn said...

I love stone steps! There are a lot of things we can do with them to make them really beautiful or we can leave them as is for that crude effect. :)

Jennifer said...

Love those steps!

srp said...

I had stepping stones around the side of my house as a walkway to the back yard. Sometimes I loved them. Sometimes when they were covered with pine needles and I had to sweep, sweep, sweep them, I thought... what was I thinking? They were lovely though.

Barbara H. said...

The stone steps do add a lot of character!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

very nice! and thanks for visiting.

smiles, bee

Marcia said...

They are lovely, I must not show my husband, or he will want to fit them in somewhere if he gets a burst of energy. We did ours of 4x4's and mulch, well, mulching after lunch.
There is something magical about stone steps. . .

Heart of Rachel said...

I'm glad that you're enjoying spring time. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos. Those steps certainly add character to the steps leading to your home. Thanks for visiting mine. Take care and happy weekend!

meeyauw said...

I agree, they do have character; they are as nature intended. How nice that you have them!