Out Your Back Door

Discussion in 'Your Vintage Home' started by BobHufford, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. Thanks Ed! No, they wouldn't let me play with the excavator. Ronnie (the operator) was a whiz with the thing though. A joy to watch (unless I thought about how much it was costing). We're putting in a building similar to this (a bit smaller and with a different window layout).

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  2. Desert dog

    Desert dog Call Me a Cab

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    That looks nice! Pretty fancy daddy doghouse!

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  3. So33

    So33 Familiar Face

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    Last weekend granddaughter over for visit.
     
  4. Desert dog

    Desert dog Call Me a Cab

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    Nice cool evening.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  5. "It's an orangy sky" ... (The Cars)

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    And then there's this. (I was not supposed to take photos of the Amish crew)

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  6. 3fingers

    3fingers One Too Many

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  7. There will be a reckoning...
     
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  8. Bushman

    Bushman Call Me a Cab

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    Not my backdoor, per se, but across the retention pond down the street...
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  9. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    This isn't exactly an "out your back door" photo shoot, but the story started in our back yard and I didn't know where else to put this, so... :D

    In early 2018 I noticed the beginnings of this in our back yard:

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    Yeah, that's a palm tree growing out from under the fiberglass platform upon which rests the air conditioning unit for our house. Where it came from and how it got there, I have no idea; my family has owned this house since 1952, and there have never been palm trees in the back yard. Regardless, it would eventually become a problem and needed to be removed, so last year on Father's Day I decided to get some exercise. :cool:

    Palm trees of all varieties are fairly common in this part of southern California, but I saw no need to waste a perfectly good one and we had a spot in our front yard that would accommodate it nicely, so...

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    ...instead of removing it, I transplanted it. Cute little thing, ain't it? And here we are a year later:

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    It seems to have survived the relocation. Happy Father's Day folks!
     
  10. Yay concrete day!

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    Boo concrete day...

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  11. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Where I live now, is about a million miles from the city life that is London, this picture just conjurs up the image and pace of life that my missus and I now enjoy.
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    A mile or so from where we live there's a small brook that feeds a large pond/small lake where the New Forest wild life come to drink. It was at such a watering hole that we got caught in a downpour. But after the rain comes the sun, and with it, the rainbow. How vivid it looks in the forest setting.
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  12. Woodtroll

    Woodtroll Practically Family

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    Concrete is hard work, no matter if you’re placing, finishing, drilling, or demolishing it. Those last photos look like quite a few of the jobs I’ve been involved in over the years. I guess the answer to the question on the truck is “Yes”? ;)
     
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  13. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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    Ground squirrel action shot. We've been overrun with these things this year. This is the third I've captured and relocated. Don't know what good it does. I've read most don't survive relocation. Had one get into the garage and found the bird seed before I got the seed into the hard storage container. It once came into the garage while I was there and refused to leave. Bodie took care of that one and three others in the yard that I know of this spring and summer.
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  14. My wife has been baking for the crew building our shop/barn. Yesterday it was poppy seed muffins. After they called it a day we went to pick up the Tupperware (Lock&Lock actually) and found "Rocky" enjoying a muffin or two (the lid was not latched). I was wondering why I kept seeing him out in the daytime. He was waiting for the whistle to blow...

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  15. 3fingers

    3fingers One Too Many

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    They are pretty smart and quick learners.
    We have one that has been hanging around at work off and on. He will go in a building and find a spot to catch a nap. If you walk in he doesn't try to get away, he hides his face even though he is in plain sight. I guess since he can't see you, you can't see him.
     
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  16. Woodtroll

    Woodtroll Practically Family

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    And they are destructive as all get out. I don't know who tears up more stuff around my place - raccoons or bears (or me!).
     
  17. p51

    p51 Practically Family

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    Well behind the front lines!
    I was going to load my 1944 MB onto a trailer to take it to a local airshow a couple of weeks ago, and I decided to drive it into the unmowed (I mowed it a few nights later) back 40 and take this shot with my cell. I like how it turned out:

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    We have 1.5 acres, thin on one end but long on the other, in a former prairie alongside other houses whose owners haven't done anything with their back 40s, either. From the right angles, it could pass for a lot of places.
     
  18. Bugguy

    Bugguy A-List Customer

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    It only took me a year to find a picture I wanted to add to my post... Every weekend I took my daughter out to check her bluebird nesting run. She counted eggs, chicks, and when they fledged. It was no surprise that momma bluebird didn't appreciate the peek into the nest.

    First picture, my daughter naively thought she could get away with opening the nest. Note the speck coming down from the top left.

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    In a second, she figured out she was in trouble:

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    I can't tell you how much I treasure the time spent with her in the field.
     
  19. Woodtroll

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    Great post, thank you!
     

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