Photos of Home

This is the post excerpt.

Advertisements
plantain3
Plantain Tree with a new bunch of plantain bananas.
plantain-tree-1
Close up of the plantains
plantain2
Plaintains at dusk
hungry-happy-hummers
Hungry, Happy Hummers!

house-4

orchids
Orchids growing in a giant mango tree!
hummingbirds
We had four hummingbirds’s nests in our trees last year! We’re hoping for more this year!
fun-in-the-river
The river is just down the road for swimming!
house-8
Tiled Bathroom
house
Front Porch
house-2
Shelf above entry door to house
house-3
Living room
house-4
View of traditional Ecuadorian ceiling
house-5
Guest Bedroom
house-6
Door to the front porch from the guest room
house-7
Guest bedroom showing French doors to the garden
house-10
Large kitchen cabinet
house-11
Upper cabinets were the original shutters from the house. Kitchen counters are stained concrete.
house-12
Dual lighting over the large counter. Also lighting over the center of the kitchen.
master-bedroom-1
Master Bedroom with windows looking out into the main garden
armoire-1
Custom made pine armoire with lots of storage!
armoire-2-mirror
Built in mirror, in the armoire, made from an old Balinese window. The area is also lighted.
rear-of-house
View of the area behind the house. Lots of newly planted fruit trees
garden-14
Plants in the garden: Vinca, lemongrass, aloe vera, and Ecuadorian tobacco.
garden-13
Giant philodendron growing up the side of a giant mango tree. The mango tree is actually taller than the house!
garden-12a
Our dog, Pink Girl, photo bombing the garden shots! The plants visible here are anthurium, lily, ice plant, with a poinsettia tree and plantain tree in the background.
garden-11
In the background is the newly built covered sitting area with vines just starting to grow up the sides. Plants in front include geraniums and sedum. Most plants that are found in North America grow much larger in Ecuador because the growing season is year round!
garden-10
The rock wall that encases the garden covered with flowing ice plant!
garden-9
Orchids growing in the mango tree!
garden-8
Another photo of the newly covered seating area with vines that will soon grow and provide shade.
garden-6
Calla lilies, papyrus, geraniums, dracaena, and our Shitzu mix, Poppy, photo bombing in the lower right corner!!
garden-5
This poinsettia is so heavily flowered that we had to tie the branches up@ The other poinsettia tree has grown to over 7 feet tall!
garden-4
A view of the master bedroom windows from the garden. The slats on the mango tree are where orchids have been planted.
garden-3
A huge plantain tree with coleus and lilies.
garden-2
Fresh lemongrass!
garden-1
Steps up to the garden
bodega-1
The “bodega” with two storage rooms plumbed and wired to be enclosed as a guest house.
driveway-2
The walled driveway surrounded by another garden!
welcome-to-our-home
Welcome to Our Home!

 

 

Author: charmingadobe

I live in Vilcabamba, Ecuador, likely the closest one can get to paradise!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s