All Dappled

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I walk out the back door, and it's all dappled.


My heart, my mossy little Oregon-gray heart, turns the color of warm sunlight.


Come and see the yard with me:


















I love those two so much.


Such a pretty and very functional back yard -- you can tell all the thought and love that went into each garden area -- planned but with a very casual look. More sunny days are coming this week so hope you both can catch more reading time in the hammock!

How does Clover get onto the hammock?

My own heart skipped, stopped, then beat faster... when it saw Clover Meadow! She's one of the prettiest blooms in the dappled light of your lovely garden.

So very lovely!! Hope you get to enjoy much sunshine this week! (It's grey and rainy on this side of the country today.)

Julie G. in Iowa says: June 20, 2011 at 09:31 AM

OK. Whoa. Back up. What are those gorgeous blue and taupe linens, and where did you get them? I need details!!!
Now on to other matters... gorgeous backyard. So cute how Clover Meadow always snuggles up with Andy on the hammock.

@Kasumi: We just pick her up and put her in, and she stays. It's her favorite place. :-).
@Julie G: The linens are from Pottery Barn a while ago. I don't think they make them anymore. :-(

You're so lucky to have some sunshine! It's been raining in Winchester for days. Haven't even hung up our hammock yet. Love all your pots, wicker frames, herbs and cosy corners! Belle sends her love to Clover!

DeLovely. **sighs** Deborah

absolutely lovely, though i wish it were more soggy here in GA!

In my next life, I want to be your puppers :)

it is such a lovely little spot...our hammock is in the woods. a nice concept but i can't relax in there because i'm afraid a spider might decide to make a nest in my naturally curly hair while i nap. i need to make a change. xo

amy in Texas says: June 20, 2011 at 09:50 AM

What a beautiful backyard. I'd love to have a retreat like that.

Alicia, this is paradise. Your hard work and innate style has really made it a place to behold. So jealous!

christina says: June 20, 2011 at 10:09 AM

What a beautiful space! How lovely it must be.

your yard is beyond charming, and you've captured it beautifully in your photos.

thanks for allowing us in.

Ok, I am currently in the process of packing my essentials. My destination? Your backyard. You don't even have to find room for me in the house... I will be quite content out there. :)

I love all the potted plants. Clearly, you've done a lot of hard work! I hope you get lots of sunny days to enjoy it.

Your yard is simple beautiful. Nough said.

ooooh it looks inviting, and love love love clover

Melissa L. says: June 20, 2011 at 10:27 AM

You have done such a wonderful job creating your little oasis! It's been fun to see it develop and grow. Now let's hope for some sunny weather in Mossville this year!

Elisabeth says: June 20, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Your post, and especially its title, reminded me of a favorite poem...

Pied Beauty
by Gerard Manley Hopkins

GLORY be to God for dappled things—
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced—fold, fallow, and plough;
And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim.

All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
Praise him.

Can I come move into your back yard? It looks soooooo relaxing....zzzzz......oh sorry dozed off for a second thinking about that hammock. Love it!

Lovely. Wonderful. World'd most inviting backyard, people and corgi!

What a cozy garden you have and I just love your pup!

I'll be over this afternoon with a book and a butt to park in one of those chairs. If you don't mind.

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About Alicia Paulson


My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at