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Fun Monday


Pamela at The Dust Will Wait is our host for Fun Monday this week. Her challenge to us is:
I want to see what you see on any given morning this week; from somewhere very near where you live. Front porch, back porch, down the street, around the corner. Just makes sure it's your neighborhood. Post a photo that will send me to the travel agent to book a weekend at your local Bed & Breakfast.
This one will probably be pretty easy for some of you. You live at such interesting areas, with so many great things to see and do each day. I live in good old Suburbia, USA. Not so much exciting going on here nor much fabulous scenery to take in. Hell, I don't even know that there is a Bed & Breakfast in our town.

But not one to back down from a challenge, I had to give this a try. So I'll show you what I see when I look out in the morning. You may not want to call your travel agent, but you'll have a little taste of Blue Momma's life.

Ugh, just pretend like that's something you'd enjoy. Ok?

When I open my front door in the morning, which I actually usually don't do, I see thisI always look down first because who knows what's on you doorstep. Nothing designer here, just a mat from Lowe's.

When I look up I see thisI live on a street which ends at a cul de sac, but also live directly across from another cul de sac. Mostly when I look out my front door I'm just glad I don't see the piece of shit Ford Escort that was always leaking oil in front of my house in Michigan. So this view in comparison? Maybe it's boring to you, but it's glorious to me.

To the left and right

If I go to my back door I get this viewThat's my Punkin there in his Cars pajamas. Isn't he cute?

Then I turn and see the main and only attraction in the backyard, Punkin's playset.


To the right hand off of the deck, the only flowers I've managed to get in the ground after two years of living here


You can't see it really well, but the butterflies just love those red plants which I can't remember the name of. They really need weeding, though, and this blog thing isn't helping me get it done.

But my favorite thing I ever see when I look outside?
This view keeps me getting up every morning. I'd travel to where ever, whenever to see it and you just don't know what you're missing.

Ok, that's all from me. Go on over to Pamela's and check out the rest of the Fun Monday participants.

44 comments:

Beckie said...

Ah, that was a sweet ending!

Nice deck!

theotherbear said...

That is the coolest kids playset ever.

mjd said...

The view out your front door is nice, but the view out the back door is fantastic.

I am surprised that there are any Escorts left to leak oil.

Junebug said...

Well hello there,
So quickly posted. Your backyard looks wonderful. I am new to Fun Monday and don't know how to link Pamela's blog to mine in my post.

Devilish Southern Belle said...

What great photos!

bermudabluez said...

Super lookin' neighborhood!! Love the swingset and your little guy is very cute. My favorite pic was the "mat". hahahahah

Pamela said...

the lil pumpkin is quite the fall decor (:

the plant resembles Salvia...which the hummingbirds love. It also resembles cardinal flower

What a fantastic back yard.
everything is so green

Willowtree said...

All those photos look fine to me. I hope you appreciate how fortunate you are to have all those trees out the back.

Hootin'Anni said...

Ya baby!!! I'd be right out there with Punkin! What a neat playset!!!!!

her indoors said...

wow thats a big yard, can i come and play with Punkin please

Jenny said...

I want to live in your backyard.

For real.

Junebug said...

You were such a help to me. I finally got that link inserted with your help. I must have an old blogger account or something.
Thank you

nikki said...

I'm on my way over to play with Pumkin'. I promise to change out of my pajamas before I come.

Sayre said...

Your deck is gorgeous! And I like your back yard very much... I may give up on flowers - I can't get them to do anything after the first day...

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Your backyard view kicks big time toosh. I LOVE with a capital L the playset. Makes SDs look like trash. You also have a killer deck. What are you talking about. The twiness is certainly still there. You've got a killer front yard. AND you get a basement! We have those same Cars pjs.

justmylife said...

Nice place!! I wish my area looked that nice!!!!

Serina Hope said...

You have lovely things to look at in the mornings. :)

Karina said...

AWW, well that was a beautiful view! ;-)

dawn said...

Great post. One person's boring is another's adventure. I loved exploring your views. You have an awesome back yard, and I do agree, you have a wonderful favourite in your back yard.

Beccy said...

I love your back garden, such fun for a child. It looks pretty warm there too.

Amanda said...

I love the deck!! The adorable little munchkin is a great accessory!

Cathy said...

Too cute in those PJs. And I love your backyard.

Deb said...

beautiful back yard, and swinng set! I didnt set up my backyard picks, too much dead grass!

Christine said...

What a lovely backyard and deck. I'd look forward to seeing that everyday and watch my kids happily playing.

Myanderings said...

Sometimes the best view is the thing that isn't there - like any leaky old car! But the very best view is the one in your backyard - very cute kiddo. Thanks for sharing.

thefoodsnob said...

Not just one cul de sac but two? Lucky you!


Lisa

alisonwonderland said...

nice tour! you've got a terrific back yard - and i do think you've got more trees in your suburb than i have in mine!

happy monday!

Karmyn R said...

Great play structure! Looks like a fun backyard to play in.

Jennifer said...

So very Stepfordish....did I miss the picture of your apron???

susan said...

Yep, that's got to be one of the best views evah!

Junebug said...

I like your deck and backyard. It looks perfect for kids. I made it back from the dentist and posted more pictures. Come by and check them out...and once again, thank you for the code.

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

hey blue momma:
beautiful view of your precious boy each day, eh?

you cracked me up yesterday, thanks, kathleen :)

Emma in Canada said...

Should I move to Alabama? Are houses pretty reasonable there? Becuase looking at the houses around you I am assuing we would pay about $5-600 000 here. Because my house? Crap. My backyard? A shoebox. Love those trees. Minus the raking of course.

Kaytabug said...

I love all the trees! Love your backyard! I have playset envy!

my4kids said...

Your front view may not be super spactacular but your backyard is great. Really you have a nice backyard and that playset is awesome....especially with the little guy playing on it.

ChrisB said...

You have wonderful views I envy the tranquility being surrounded by trees. It looks great for children, Punkin does look cute.

Momo Fali said...

I am SUCH a meme loser. I get tagged, but never seem to get them done. But, with this one I sure have enjoyed seeing what everyone else has posted! Looks lovely!

Jessica @ A Bushel and a Peck said...

Sunshine would be so jealous over that swingset! Love it--nice neighborhood, it looks lovely!

Tiggerlane said...

That is one heck of a playset! And I love the color of your deck. Beauty surrounds you!

Alix said...

I love your deck and views. Punkin is so cute - what a fabulous garden for him to play in.

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous!

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Weren't you saying how I had a whole 34 hits last Monday. CHeck you out w/42, senorita.

Kerith Collins said...

man...i wanna play in your backyard too! it looks like so much fun!!!

Rachel said...

How sweet! Can I come over and play on Punkin's playground?