Outside – Before

Last weekend, partly in an attempt to battle the cold temperatures inside our house (as I mentioned, our furnace is busted, but we’ll be getting a new one installed next week), partly because our yard is bare and it needed it, but mostly because Tim’s mom bought us a joint birthday present of some rocking plants, we took on some major yardwork. I had been meaning to post some pictures of the yard so we would have a starting point (we have Thoughts on what to do on the outside of the house) to show y’all, but I kept putting off doing it. Saturday, with a carful of shrubs and trees from the nursery (seriously, pictures in the next post), I darted around snapping a few before shots. I’ll follow up tomorrow with the results of a long weekend’s worth of plant-picking and plant-planting.

Okay, this photo is actually one Tim snagged right as work commenced on our sidewalk (thus the pile of bricks in the foreground). Cheerful, tiny front yard, with not a lot to it.

More pictures inside!