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The Gallery – Outside my front door

| March 26, 2010 | 43 Comments

Outside my front door

Outside my front door

My husband always tells me off for my 80-20 approach to life (80-20 rule - pareto’s law - yadiyadi yaaaa…). But here it goes again. Loving Tara Cains The Gallery, I rushed to see what this weeks topic was. Went off and took my pic. Then came back to double check. And guess what… in my 80-20 haste, I only read half her post… so didn’t get the post quite right (but got it done quickly). The topic is “Outside my front door”. This is a pic of my front door… (and not what is outside my house). But now I have done it, I want to stick with it, as it once again, tells you more about me/ us…. Our front garden gets ALL the sun, and, unconventional me, delights in using the urban front garden as a vegetable patch (where others grow hedges or flowers). Last year growing tomatoes, courgettes and lettuce in it! The photo also represents family life, as it shows my son’s watering can. I am also an inherently untidy person – the watering can (and other gardening equipment), does actually “live” outside my front door… my father is for ever coming round and trying to tidy up for me! Ha ha.

I am also linking this with Jenny Matlock W is for Watering Can!

I am also linking this up with “Where in the World Wednesday: Your Backyard” - I know this isn’t strictly speaking our backyard, however, with all the veg in it, I think it fits the bill!!

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  1. Hayley says:

    I love that photo! Its simple and yet arty all the same!

    Parents love to tidy dont they :D

  2. Jay says:

    Oh that’s so cool! I like it. See Mr Red Ted Art? Sometimes 80:20 is not a bad thing. ;o)

    • Red Ted Art says:

      heeheehee! Will let The Englishman know.. I totally agree, btw, 80:20 isn’t a bad thing at all!! Hence I live my life that way ;-) thanks for the “back up” xxx

  3. audreyhorne says:

    That is one sparkly clean watering-can! I love the fact you grow veg in your urban garden – so unconventional…

  4. Helen says:

    Love this! I’m often guilty of Pareto too – I try to get 80% of my jobs done in 20% of my time!

  5. caradonovan says:

    I love this, what a great interpretation (intentional or not).

  6. cherishedbyme says:

    Love it….and I nearly took a picture of my front door too but there was nothing as interesting or colourful near it as yours. :0)

  7. What a lovely sweet photo! Very bright and cheerful, it made me smile.

  8. MrsW says:

    Hey if 80:20 works… and it sure appears to :)

  9. whatshappeningatmyhouse says:

    Interesting interpretation, and cute watering can. Maybe if I had such a colourful one, I’d be more inclined to do some gardening!

  10. Lovely photo and lovely approach to life! I am a veg wherever it will fit woman too! Now, if it would just stop raining I could be inspired to go out and potter!

  11. parklover says:

    Oo, I’ve considered using my front garden for veggies. I’ll have to stop my Dad sticking flowers in for me though, he has taken ownership of my front garden! My wellies live permanently outside my front door and quite often my muddy trainers too – weel I can’t see them when I’m in the house!

  12. Chelle says:

    80-20 is good! Love the photo!

    • Red Ted Art says:

      I highly recommend 80-20 – after all in the uk University system that is a first ;-) also recommend veggies in front garden – I have been complemented by all the neighbours!! and friends “find” my house that way ;-) xx

  13. JulieB says:

    I’m with you on the untidiness front – drives my mother completely nuts, but I think happy chaos is so much more creative and fun. Fantastic photo!

  14. New Mummy says:

    Great photo! I love the 80/20 rule it really does work x

  15. I don’t see anything wrong with your variation on the topic!

    It’s very arty and I like it, and agree… it does speak to us and gives as an insight.

  16. MummyTips says:

    I love this pic. So simple….

  17. mrsmx says:

    Nice pic! Good idea to use the front garden to grow stuff!

  18. Ginny Marie says:

    I think it fits the bill, too! It’s a great photo of something right outside your door! I love the contrast between the brick and the little plastic watering can.

    Thanks for linking your post up to Where in the World!

  19. Denise says:

    Very nice picture! I think my kids play a lot more in the front yard than they do in the back yard. I’ve never understood why some people think you can only grow vegetables where nobody can see them.

  20. Tracy says:

    Well posted a women after my own heart

  21. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    The watering can looks like it has found the perfect place to hang out.

  22. PJ says:

    You’re a bona fide urban farmer! Cool pic!

    • Red Ted Art says:

      Thank you – this year’s efforts looking a little poor though! Lots of strawberrie but not much else! *sigh*

  23. It Works! No apologies necessary. Loved your post, btw.

  24. laterg8r says:

    i like the pic – smart to have it on the tap :D

  25. my front garden bed has veggies too….It gets all the good sun so that is where I put it…I think it has its own kind of prettiness….melinda

  26. Molly says:

    80-20…that sums up my life pretty much! I am usually too impatient to read carefully…I skim everything from print material to conversations!! I love this picture. It tells me that you are a family that participates and people are more important than things or perceptions.

  27. I’m the original poster child for ADD…I use caffeine to treat it, but sometimes I just can’t make it to the end…

  28. Viki says:

    I say whatever works front or back for a garden. As long as you can grow the veggies who cares LOL. What a great little wattering can.

  29. Welcome to Alphabe-Thursday!

    And what a cute link! I had to laugh at your husbands attitude…must be a guy thing for sure!

    The watering can looks adorable there….

    And, hey, since it does, maybe you’re Dad would have time to come over here and tidy up!

    A+

  30. jo says:

    What a unique take on the letter W!

  31. A good take on that theme :o) …I like the little watering can…a perfect spot for it…very convenient :o

    Blessings & Aloha!

  32. Christy says:

    My front is in the shade most of the day – I love that you use yours for a real garden – I bet it looks yummy when everything is ripe. The picture is great – we have a very similar watering can!

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