you're getting a quick tour of my outdoors. we are very lucky because we have so many pine trees in this neck of the woods so this is my view from our backdoor - Juniper galore. we live in a neighborhood but we don't have anyone behind us right now so we have a great view.
our patio actually sits up higher then the yard - so you walk down into our backyard from the patio (think brookside sisters). one of my favorite things about our backyard is our sandbox. the girls and their friends will play in the sandbox for hours. you can actually buy beach sand for sandboxes now so it just brushes off them and no big mess indoors.