The first two photos show the efforts of my neighbor up front, the mother of the family who lives across the carport from me. Her green thumb is responsible for the plants and flowers that greet my visitors, as well as hers, and I'm grateful that she has a knack for gardening.
The neighbor on my left owns this precious little dog, Buddy, who runs the fence line with Levi almost every day. This neighbor, too, is a wonderful gardener, one who grows fruits and vegetables as well as a few flowers. Those beautiful pear tree photos I showed you a while back? That tree is hers.
The neighbor behind me has trees, trees and more trees, and I enjoy every one of them. This one, with its leaning trunk, is my favorite, especially when the early morning sun lights up its tender new leaves.
This photo was also taken through the back fence. The geese don't live there, but they've been frequent visitors over the past couple of months.
The neighbor on my right does no more gardening than I do (none), but my eyes and my camera lens are drawn to some of the manmade things I see over there. This wind chime hangs in her carport:
And this stately lion guards her driveway:
I've never paid too much attention to this house two doors down, but the way the sun was shining on it today made me take a closer look.
The colors were so bright and cheerful that I thought you might enjoy them, too, and that's how easily this blog post was born.