backyards in the city.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

nyc backyard

since most nyc backyards don't look like this, i hung my head over the roof of our building and snapped this shot of a true to form green space. a couple of which are unkempt.

ps: a lovely slideshow of micro gardens in the city.

10 comments:

Kim said...

If you can't have a pool, it's at least nice to have some outdoor space to enjoy. I haven't had a backyard in years, and really miss it!

Briana said...

Having just come back from my in-laws who live on the prairies, it's weird being back in Boston where we have no yard and our 'garden' is houseplants. Someday I'll have a yard to call my own!

in dreams said...

gah! i'm so jealous of ANYONE who has a back garden! how could you leave that to waste, too, if you've got the extra space (isn't that one of the rental issues people always have with NYC - not enough space?)...i'll never know.

Mal said...

So pretty! City backyards are a whole different species

Mal @ The Chic Geek

Kristina @ Sarcire said...

When I first moved from Chicago to the East Coast- I was in awe by the amount of greenery in the area. I have the same reaction whenever I find that I am in the midst of flora within a city. Enjoy it now, before fall wipes away the green and winter settles in :)

obsessed with polka dots and life! said...

,,,love what "marie viljoen" said from and about her compact, 66sq ft garden space: "i think two people can live well no matter what and no matter where, the idea is to take pleasure in life, and be willing to be pleased." love that you "peeked" over the wall and shared your view from above,,,

Erin Harwood said...

My husband and I started our first trial balcony garden this year with very low expectations. When our plants not only survived but actually produced vegetables... we were over the moon. Let me tell you, that first cherry tomato was halved and enjoyed with reverence. It's the small things.

rebecca said...

erin-
it is! i'd have done the same.

Catherine Masi said...

Ah, things like this make my heart flip. Such happiness in those tiny gardens.

Shoko said...

I would love, love, love, LOVE a backyard. One day...

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