Side and back yards, looking northeast
The yard had been planted with camellias, dogwood, azaleas, and English ivy. All of these are what you might consider standard for a southeastern Virginia yard. There were also daffodil varieties blooming, and later in the spring the hyacynthoids would be blooming. (These are the “poor relative” of English bluebells.)
There were also two “his and hers” storage sheds with electric power. Both of these had considerable rust. Mrs. Elliot had the one closest to the house for clothes and household goods. Mr. Elliot had the one farthest from the house (by the pecan tree) for tools and work benches.
This photograph was taken in February 2007 on the first day that I visited my house.