Video Tour- Dog’s View of Our Summer Garden 2010

by on August 1, 2010

To celebrate the dawn of August and glorious, but sizzling Summer in full swing, we’re taking you on a tour of our Summer Garden.

This tour is from the perspective of our white boxer, Sierra.

Happy Summer to everyone! and may this Summer be your most fruitful and productive year yet!


diane and todd

Video of our Summer Garden from Sierra’s View:

Our Summer Garden 2010 from a Dogs View- starring Sierra from Todd Porter & Diane Cu on Vimeo.

Summer Garden Harvests:

White Peaches!

Tomatoes and Beet Greens!

{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary August 1, 2010 at 5:26 pm

That is the most adorable video ever!
So touching.
I called the whole family over to watch.
Sierra looks so sad when all the bubbles are gone. Poor pooch.
Just lovely. You made us all smile.



2 Jen Yu August 1, 2010 at 5:34 pm

OMG!!!!! I LOVE SIERRA SO MUCH!! That is the best vid ever. BEST EVAR! xoxo


3 Sierra August 3, 2010 at 7:53 am

Jen Yu- thank you jen, I miss you alot. Please come play with me and my bubbles


4 Fran August 1, 2010 at 5:39 pm

This was such a fun video! After a long day hawking pots and pans I came home, sat down and found this in my reader and it put a big smile on my face and made me forget the day.

Thank you!


5 Rebecca August 1, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Wait–why was I inviting you all to come visit last year @BlogHer Food? I definitely need to pay a visit to YOUR awesome garden, WOW!! Thanks for the great tour, Sierra!!


6 Sandra Lira / Zanda Panda Specialty Bakeware August 1, 2010 at 6:35 pm

That’s so beautiful! Sierra is absolutely adorable. My daughter has Brugmansia and a similar sculpture next to them :) I particularly loved the shot of the sculpture with the bubble in soft focus floating by. Really gorgeous visually and touching.


7 brooke August 1, 2010 at 6:55 pm

The bubbles made the film. I enjoyed it and it made my day very tranquil thanks.



8 Lori @ Japan Dish August 1, 2010 at 7:21 pm

The video was so beautiful! So clear and the colors…made me feel like I was there! :)


9 nicole franzen August 1, 2010 at 7:31 pm

I adore that video of your pup! What a nice garden you have as well :)


10 Jaden August 1, 2010 at 8:16 pm

awwwww! Sierra! So cute! Auntie Jaden will come visit soon! xoxo


11 Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets August 1, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Your garden is gorgeous, from the lemon tree to the buddha statue. What a fun-loving dog you have too :).


12 Asha@FSK August 1, 2010 at 9:20 pm

You guys are soo inspiring!! I wish I could afford my own garden :) Given the circs, I have to be happy with a CSA share, which, while not from my soil is atleast as close as I can get to it :))


13 fotographiafoodie August 1, 2010 at 9:41 pm

Great photos! What lens do you use for these shots?


14 White on Rice Couple August 1, 2010 at 10:40 pm

fotographiafoodie- hi, these were shot on a 105mm macro Nikon. bye.


15 tina August 2, 2010 at 3:41 am

cute vid!!


16 TheKitchenWitch August 2, 2010 at 5:06 am

I smiled from ear to ear while watching this. Absolutely adorable. It made me want to be a dog. In your garden.


17 Richard Stevens August 2, 2010 at 5:39 am

That’s adorable! Looks like quite a bounty! Beet greens are one of my favorite greens and most people just throw them away. Sierra sure is cute. I love those big head dogs, we have a Staffordshire Terrior named Pearl~


18 Sil August 2, 2010 at 5:49 am

So lovely!! Sierra is a cutie.
It’s great to have a taste of summer while we’re still in winter. Thank you for sharing!


19 SMITH BITES August 2, 2010 at 5:53 am

so clever, so creative, so fun – you guys simply inspire me! and that dog, oh that dog!!! happy sigh . . .


20 Jane M August 2, 2010 at 6:01 am

Great video. Dogs are just so great! I love them!


21 Phoo-D August 2, 2010 at 7:19 am

I love the up close shot of her paws and the crashed out next to the empty bubble container image. The bubbles totally made the video. Happy dog and happy garden!


22 Cooking with Michele August 2, 2010 at 7:23 am

ADORABLE! And pretty garden too…


23 Carolyn Binder August 2, 2010 at 7:30 am

The sweetness is oozing out of my computer! Thanks for the Monday morning smile.

Carolyn from


24 Kristina August 2, 2010 at 7:32 am

I think I am in love with Sierra. Precious! And your garden is always so lovely…


25 Barbara @ VinoLuciStyle August 2, 2010 at 7:42 am

Love everything about this. I love the garden, the whimsy with the bubbles but in my heart of hearts…it’s the dog.


26 Maria August 2, 2010 at 8:24 am

That is the best video. I adored every second!


27 Sherida (@Foodtopia) August 2, 2010 at 8:24 am

Simply gorgeous garden! And as one boxer owner to another…Sierra was the icing on the cake!


28 keiko August 2, 2010 at 8:26 am

Everything looks so lovely and Sierra is super adorable! Give her lots of hugs, xx


29 Unja Park August 2, 2010 at 8:45 am

Love the video of Sierra! What a sweetheart. And such gorgeous garden. Thank you for sharing this slice of summer with us.


30 Chris, August 2, 2010 at 9:09 am

Love this! To-die-for garden and Cute pup too. At 00:35 is a shot of dragon fruit growing. Interesting. Looks like a Christmas cactus! And it’s interesting that our Christmas cactuses get a few very small but similar colored ‘fruits’ in summer. Must be related. Love those fruits. Makes me want to go back to Viet Nam even more.


31 White on Rice Couple August 2, 2010 at 9:29 am

We’re especially excited about this particular dragonfruit. It’s a rarer variety with a gorgeous purplish-red center and a bit sweeter than usual. Usually needs hand pollinating but half of our flowers had plant sex by themselves. The second set of blooms we helped out and those all set.
We miss Viet Nam too. Rhambutans remind us of our last visit. They were prime when we were there.


32 Lynn August 2, 2010 at 9:31 am

Way cute.


33 Kate August 2, 2010 at 12:09 pm

One of my readers sent me a link to your site and

Oh, my gosh — your site is beautiful. And this video knocked me out. How clever and well done! So wonderful to be here.


34 Kare August 2, 2010 at 1:22 pm

How creative! What a neat video – beautiful garden, too-cute dog. Happy summer!


35 Betty August 2, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Beautiful dog! Garden, too, of course.


36 Dawn (KitchenTravels) August 2, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Awww, I just love Sierra! Your vids of her always make me happy… and a little sad, since I miss my dog so much since he went to boxer heaven. Your garden is like an oasis – beautiful.


37 Nancy@acommunaltable August 2, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Wow. That was beautiful. I am just starting to venture into video and your videos have definitely inspired me – the one you did on avocados was amazing !! Thank you for sharing your beautiful garden and adorable “baby” with us!!!


38 Lori Lynn August 3, 2010 at 2:21 am

Way too cute! Wilson sends his regards to Sierra.


39 marla {family fresh cooking} August 3, 2010 at 7:13 am

Sierra is adorable, I want to give her a giant squeeze. Such a gorgeous video you guys. Ahhh, the simple pleasures of chasing bubbles in a beautiful garden.


40 bunkycooks August 3, 2010 at 7:43 am

How cute! What a beautiful video and I love your dog!!! She is a natural! :)


41 Sierra August 3, 2010 at 7:54 am

woof! woof!

thank you to all my friends. I like bubbles alot. Please come play with me. I have alot of bubbles.


42 Shanna ~ My Favorite Everything August 4, 2010 at 9:36 am

So adorable! Beautiful garden, charming puppy, magical bubbles! I’m a little late to see the video, but so glad you shared it! Thank you :-)


43 Debi(Table Talk) August 6, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I have 2 labradoodles who would love to join Sierra chasing bubbles through the garden.
Loved your video–so nicely done!


44 Kevin M August 6, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Fun video. I want to make something like that for my in-laws’ garden. They’d love it.


45 nicole August 18, 2010 at 4:02 am

ooo this is so beautiful. I keep coming back to check it out.


46 Brendan August 18, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Wow! Dragonfruits! The figs are getting close to ripe here in Brooklyn. Awesome video! You’d think the dog would go after some scrumptious food rather than the soapy bubbles.. haha


47 Angie @ Bigbearswife August 15, 2011 at 8:21 am

awwww the bubble wore Sierra out! :)


48 Kimberly August 15, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Super cute!


49 Denise June 10, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Hi, I’ve recently found your blog and it’s truly fantastic! I tried to view the video of Sierra in the garden, but the clip isn’t shown, is it possible to put it back up? Thanks so much!


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