Friday, May 20, 2022

Then and Now

 

2011 before drought

current view

We planted our yard to shield us from view of the house next door. there is a chain link fence, not privacy fence. 


our pool takes up the biggest portion of our back yard, he loves to skinny dip. One side has no privacy fence. The drought has opened the view. And I don't mean His View.
If so our pool is in plain sight once again.
The canvas is there because the renters who lived there had a nastylittlemean yapper dog that drove our dogs crazy. We blocked the view and that helped.
The canvas has been there about 10 years. We had 3 big dogs back then.
We are now praying they will want to put up a privacy fence so they can't see us.
I suggested we string a rope from tree to tree and hang sheets out to dry.
What think Ye?




21 comments:

Tigger said...

If they haven't seen it before they won't know what it is. If they have seen it before they shouldn't be shocked (or shouldn't be looking, or should put up their own sheets). We cant belive the changes between pics 1 and 2. Can you grow a Floridian version of ivy, or clematis, or mexican bell flowers or something on that fence? Xxx Mr T

easyweimaraner said...

we like the rope idea... it can be colorful and funny... but we hope they will set up a fence so you have your privacy back...

CheerfulMonk said...

I think hanging sheets is a great idea. 😀

Hootin' Anni said...

I personally would hire someone to put up our OWN privacy fence. Lol

Ann said...

WOW, what a huge difference between then and now.
Yep, hanging sheets sounds like a plan to me.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Wow, that is a big difference. The drought is horrible.
A privacy fence would be nice. Bamboo grows quickly and can grow as tall or taller then a fence. Take care, have a great day!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...you could try just plain old tarpaulins - but I like F's suggestion of growing a creeper on the wire... YAM xx

Rose said...

I wish the rain would return... and you would not have to worry with it at all.

Mevely317 said...

Huge difference! Is that Baby Girl in Pix #1? Like the others have said, I think hanging sheets is a great idea. Those mother used to hang out always smelled so good!

Linda P said...

Sorry for the drought condition. You can certainly see the difference in the two photos. Praying you gets enough rain to make a difference. Hope you find a solution to your privacy issues.

My Mind's Eye said...

Don't even get me started on the view next door.
My kitchen window looks out onto the side of the neighbor's house and the drive way. Beside the house he has 87' tall stacks of slate. He started working on a wall February 2021
He is still working on it. I guess that is the definitions of work in progress. Every so often he straightens the stacks but DANG.
Hugs Cecilia

Ruth Hiebert said...

Privacy is priceless. I hope you can figure something out .

Ginny Hartzler said...

My big question is..is he still skinny dipping? Would they let you hang something over the fence, or attach thick cardboard to it? Add anything to it that will be non-see-thru? Gosh I hope a follower has a brilliant idea for you, I am off to read your comments. Meantime, I will be thinking.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I think the idea of hanging a tarp, or something more pretty if need be, over the fence. But you will need their permission. And what about just putting up a short privacy fence? Or put up a clothesline and hang sheets on it. Maybe really cool pretty ones.

Chatty Crone said...

That drought is so sad. I think you should put something like a clothes line up and some fun sheets.

DeniseinVA said...

Go with the sheets, maybe they will take a hint? I miss my trees off the deck because that was our privacy fence. I like our neighbors but it felt like I was in a forest with all those overhanging branches, even with the houses being so close, not to mention all the birds making homes up there. Ah well! Hope you get some rain soon.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The likelihood of getting a lot of rain may not happen as much as we all wish it would to end the drought, Sandra. Hanging sheets might be a good idea, but a fence would be more permanent.

LC said...

Best wishes for solutions.We don't have a pool for skinny dipping, but since the formerly vacant properties northwest of us now have houses, we have to be more careful of what can be seen through our windows and French doors. Of, course, we could just not worry about the occasional wardrobe faux pas. Neighbors would soon avoid gazing our way, disgusted with us old crazies!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It's definitely a big difference. It's a shame you had to lose those plants. Maybe the new neighbors will do something.

Catherine - Mixed Media Artist said...

I'm surrounded by houses but most of my view is their back strips and most are not very wide. Of course the people in the front house have "lovely trees" in quite the wrong setting and I've had them "cut back to fence" as they were bowing towards the roofline, our house power thing, and making the bedrooms dark and gloomy. Now I can see through some gaps but they will full out soon. And I'm down a ROW so no street walking folk can see in.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

I doubt renters will pay for privacy fencing. And now after Covid messed up all costs that would be very expensive. Sheets are just a creative dream. But a very skimpy trunk might work for Bob. Creativity there is more likely. I have seen some that are really much like ladies thongs.