Sometimes the beach house here in the burbs is more like a mountain cabin. Come summer, we are tucked away in the woods (really a jungle) without a neighbor in view.
This is the view of our backyard from the back porch.
It's like getting the best of both worlds (beach and mountains) without ever having to leave home.
This year we're trying a little gardening. No easy task when trees shade nearly every spot in the yard. But we've planted a couple of tomatoes, including this one with the first tomato of the season.
We've also planted some potatoes and a new Japanese maple tree. And, because it is a beach house, after all, we planted some pink flamingoes. They are coming in very nicely!