Welcome to the 82nd Metamorphosis Monday!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend! I spent my Saturday at Vision Computers in Norcross, Georgia…drooling over their awesome computers. I have computer fever something terrible. Next, a friend and I headed to dinner at Six Feet Under in the Grant Park area of Atlanta.
Six Feet Under is located across the street from Historic Oakland Cemetery, thus its name.
They have the best home made potato chips and fish tacos. I always get the catfish and shrimp ones…Yum! This time, I almost had a Tombstone Tea with my meal, that was until I read the ingredients…yikes! The waiter told me it’s like a Long Island Tea. I’ve never had one of those before either…but after I finished reading the ingredients, I chickened out.
Just before dinner, we drove by my favorite stalker house in Grant Park. I was surprised to see it is on the market.
The real estate listing didn’t show my favorite part, the “bat in the belfry.” I shared that fun story previously in this post.
After house stalking and dinner, we headed back to my friend’s townhome. Recently, the small back yard was renovated to make the area much more usable, with the idea of keeping it low maintenance. I’m afraid there are no “Before” pics but imagine a very much overgrown and messy/muddy area with lots of weeds…my friend’s words, not mine.
Here’s the After! Beautiful!
A Crepe Myrtle has replaced what was once a tiny pond. A fountain (not running at the time of the pic) adds a nice feel/sound to the area. Behind me (not pictured) is small table for dining. A pretty little stone wall was created to surround the arborvitae.
The courtyard/patio was installed to create more usable space while reducing the upkeep and maintenance of this area .
The paved area was continued down beyond the neighbors home, too…makes for a lovely view.
If you have a small back yard that’s getting overgrown and out of hand, hope this post will give you some ideas and inspiration. Looking forward to seeing your, Before and Afters!
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