Week 5 Backyard Remodel – And We’re Done!

IMG_7783After five weeks of demolition and construction we are finally done with our backyard remodel and couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.

This backyard shouts “party over here!” It’s a perfect place to entertain during our beautiful desert nights – and just in time for the summer solstice.

IMG_7766IMG_7771IMG_7767IMG_7769IMG_7726

We kept the furniture simple and comfy and used colorful Talavera accent pieces and pottery to decorate with. Our style is a bit ecclectic – Buddah and Buddhist prayer flags share space with St. Francis and pagan gods and goddesses.

IMG_7770IMG_7775IMG_7772IMG_7781IMG_7778

IMG_7794IMG_7793IMG_7796

The dogs are certainly enjoying their new surroundings too.

IMG_7708IMG_7737IMG_7779IMG_7782IMG_7784IMG_7785

And when the sun starts to set, its adds a whole new vibe to the place.

IMG_7791IMG_7792IMG_7765

Here is a before and after shot. We enjoyed many years in our “before” backyard and are looking forward to many more in our “after”.

IMG_7725

 

June Full Strawberry Moon

June Full Strawberry Moon. Tucson, Arizona.
Photo by Cindy Devin

June full strawberry moon in Sagittarius. June 8, 2017. Tucson, Arizona. Six different wild fires currently burning in SoAZ are creating a hazy, dreamy film for the last rays of sunlight to catch on this full moon night. While beautiful, it can also be deadly. Sending prayers for rain and favorable winds to assist the firefighters fighting the fires and the families who live in their paths. Stay safe.

And, as we approach the summer solstice in Tucson, hoping for an above-average rainy and life-giving Monsoon.

June Full Strawberry Moon. Tucson, Arizona
At twilight under a smokey wildfire sky. Photo by Cindy Devin
June Full Strawberry Moon. Tucson, Arizona
And later in the night when she rose higher in the sky. Photo by Cindy Devin

Happy full moon. ¬†Woo Hoo, it’s summer in Tucson!

IMG_7658
Image via Pinterest
IMG_7659
Interest via Pinterest
IMG_7660
Image via Pinterest
IMG_7661
Image via Pinterest
IMG_7662
Image via Pinterest