Took a few pictures of the backyard all lit up last week. It is such a treat to walk outside and see the yard’s transformation.
You can access the lower patio from the north side of the yard by way of stepping stones or by crossing the stone bridge. This is one massive piece of stone sitting on the steps!
We had the bridge lit from underneath so you can see the stream flowing underneath it.
Knockout roses fill the area between the bridge and the small patio near the fence.
We have the option to control the spotlights on the two large sycamore trees, since they are both up-lit and down-lit. We turn off the down-lights when we’re using the fire-pit, since there’s more ambience that way.
I love the look of the new cedar fence and would love to keep it this way, but we’re going to let it weather naturally so it will match the fence on the opposite side of the yard.
This is the view looking down onto the lower patio and fire-pit. I wish I could remember to take a picture of one of our blazing fires- we always seem to be too preoccupied when we’re down there.
A small red maple tree was planted to replace the one that had to be removed to put in the retaining wall for the waterfall. It’ll take a while for it to fill out and give us some shade, but we get to enjoy its autumn color in the meantime.
The culmination of the stream is this waterfall into a pond-less basin. The sound of the water splashing onto the rocks is just so soothing.
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