Thursday, May 08, 2014

"Y" as in Galveston YARDS

Last weekend I went down to Galveston for the annual Historic Homes Tour.  It runs for two weekends, so I'll be going down again this Saturday to finish the tour.  However, I managed to take pictures of some of the pretty YARDS I saw last weekend to share with you for Alphabe-Thursday.   I'll try and share the homes another time.
Here we go.  "Y" as in pretty YARDS for Alphabe-Thursday sponsored by Ms. Jenny at Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent."  (Hurry and get well Ms. Jenny!!!)

Most of the yards were small.  These people stole my idea.  I plan to hang some boards on a tree with the mileage to all the places we've lived.  I believe these are places they've visited.  It's a very colorful backyard with a tropical feel.
I was all excited about this garden.
Everything seemed to be growing so well.
So I took a picture so I could Google the name later.
I thought the plants were in soil, but they're not.  It's hydroponics and the whole set up cost over $500 plus shipping.  I guess I won't be getting one any time soon.  I'd have to eat a lot of tomatoes to justify the expense.

There were even pretty chickens in one YARD.
And another kind of vegetable garden.
This looked relaxing.
I thought this was kind of cute.
The round thing in the front is actually dishes made into a yard decoration to match the flowers.

There was also some new construction on the tour. These homes were built to look like the older homes.  They face the beach and are built to withstand winds of 150 mph. (If a hurricane was coming I don't think I'd hang around to see if that was true.)  This was the view out the back.  I guess this is called a marsh?  I bet there's good crabbing there.
This can also been seen from the backyard by looking to the right.
Can you see the ships in the distance?

And if you look in the other direction you can see downtown Galveston.

And this is the view to the front.  Behind the condominium is the Gulf.  There are more houses similar to this one to the left and more under construction.
This particular home has been sold.  Otherwise the 2,500 sf  home and YARD with a view could be yours for $1,250,000.

I'd rather have one of the historic homes anyway.

Now head to Ms. Jenny's blog for a list of this week's participants.  Thanks for visiting.



  1. Those yards look so great !

  2. Those are truly beautiful yards. I especially like the one that used the chairs as planters. Visiting via Alphabet Thursday - #26

  3. Some clever design ideas in your yards - glad to are able to go back this weekend and finish off, I love visiting other people's homes and gardens - we have an Open houses and Open Gardens scheme here in Melbourne which is fun.
    Wren x

  4. Anonymous7:05 PM

    These yards made me smile! My favorites were the first one, the one with the chairs, and the long aluminum containers.
    Wishing you a great day with your family on Sunday!

  5. Hi Betty! Hope your Mother's Day has been beautiful just like you! So good to see you here. I am always catching up but had a busy day today so now I am relaxing for a few minutes.Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Anne

  6. Hope you enjoyed a wonderful Mother's Day!

    Have a great week ahead too.

  7. Thank you for the tour - I think that is where my husband spent his time in the army. I wish I had more of a talent for growing!

  8. wow! That's very interesting! How fun to take "yard" tour!


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