Monday, June 18, 2012

Elegant Backyards/ Our World

A pair of metal birds standing on BIG rocks

Building a rock can often be a problem and landscaping it too. But one upscale neighbourhood in Bobcaygeon, Ontario, is making the most of their huge rocks.

A road runs along the backside of these lots so I was able to photograph the backyards from the street/

Smaller bird in amongst trees and small rocks

Hostas and ferns accompany this metal bird.

Gardens amongst the rocks

The rock is so attractive that statuary isn't necessary to maintain the elegant look of the neigbourhood.

More photos from Our World can be seen by clicking HERE.

37 comments:

Andy said...

The grounds really are tasteful in appearance. It's a nice sight to come across. Way to go Camera Girl!

Joyful said...

Beautiful!

Jill said...

Just lovely!

Kate said...

Beautiful landscaping to accompany the art work. Must be a fun walk!

Buttons said...

Hi Camera awesome shots. I just want to say all those rock hunters I have a whole farm of them and they are cheaper if you pick or move them yourself:) B

Crafty Gardener said...

I wish I had some big rocks like that in my garden. But we do have a wooden heron, so that is a step in the right direction.

Michelle said...

Some beautiful landscaping!

see you there! said...

Elegant gardens indeed! I'm not always thrilled with yard art but these birds are lovely.

Darla

Sandra said...

elegant and stunning. no back yards like that here, or if there are we can't see them. love those iron birds.

Birdman said...

Gone to the birds, I see.

Viola said...

What a lovely garden and most lovely with rocks! :) the metal birds are gorgeous and quite vibrant some of them.. :)

Judy @ daily yarns said...

I love the metal birds.

Daniel LaFrance said...

They are indeed pretty settings.

I would think mother nature doesn't mind man's hand in decorating the great outdoors in this manner.

Wonderful captures!

TexWisGirl said...

i love those cranes and the metal heron, too!

aka Penelope said...

Rocks can look beautiful in gardens and become sculptures, too, amid the flowers and ornaments. The birds are so lovely and sleek I think I would put them in the front yard. :)

Janie said...

That is a beautiful neighborhood. They're definitely making the most of their rocks for landscaping. The metal birds are pretty, too, and look like they fit in.

RedPat said...

There is a whole other world out there from mine! What lovely places.

cieldequimper said...

I wish I had a garden! I'd invite you over to photograph it! :-)

Zosia said...

Nice change from pink plastic flamingos :-)

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful neighborhood and I do love the cranes and birds and the way they've used the rocks! Really creative and terrific captures as always, EG! Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

Gary said...

Great backyards!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Fun60 said...

Love those birds.

eileeninmd said...

The herons are beautiful, lovely gardens. Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful day.

LONDONLULU said...

These are great gardens, but these are especially lovely photos of them!

Rose said...

I really like all of these...love the birds.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Must be wonderful to live in this park-like setting!

Randy said...

Beautiful garden.

Paul in Powell River said...

That 3rd pic looks like a city park!

And I suspect you mean Bobcaygeon ON, as I couldn't find a Bobgaceon!

George said...

I really like the landscaping in these photos. 'Elegant' is an apt description for these yards.

Stephanie said...

Nice elegant landscaping.

Indrani said...

Nice garden decorations.

NatureStop said...

The birds are done up very well in the beautiful garden and nice shots!Have a great day!

Shantana

jane said...

How elegant are those birds - and the gardens are outstanding - Jane

Judy said...

Made me think of the days when I used to drive to Gananoque, from Ottawa. There was a house just this side of Gan, with a HUGE rock, easily 20 feet high. They had planted all sorts of bulbs in the soil pockets, and it was a real joy in springtime...

Susan said...

Beautiful property!

jewaicious said...

What lovely and serene captures. Yards offer so much beauty, often going unnoticed.

Barb said...

I love the hostas and bird in the second pic. These gardens look simple and lovely, but I have a feeling a paid gardener is involved.

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