Video Tour- Dog’s View of Our Summer Garden 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. Denise

    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!

  2. Kimberly

    Super cute!

  3. Angie @ Bigbearswife

    awwww the bubble wore Sierra out! 🙂

  4. Brendan

    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

  5. nicole

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

  6. Kevin M

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

  7. Debi(Table Talk)

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

  8. Shanna ~ My Favorite Everything

    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 🙂

  9. Sierra

    woof! woof!

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

  10. bunkycooks

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

  11. marla {family fresh cooking}

    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.

  12. Lori Lynn

    Way too cute! Wilson sends his regards to Sierra.

  13. Nancy@acommunaltable

    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!!!

  14. Dawn (KitchenTravels)

    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.

  15. Betty

    Beautiful dog! Garden, too, of course.

  16. Kare

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

  17. Kate

    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.

  18. Lynn

    Way cute.

  19. Chris,

    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.

    1. White on Rice Couple

      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.

  20. Unja Park

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

  21. keiko

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

  22. Sherida (@Foodtopia)

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

  23. Maria

    That is the best video. I adored every second!

  24. Barbara @ VinoLuciStyle

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

  25. Kristina

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

  26. Carolyn Binder

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

    Carolyn from

  27. Cooking with Michele

    ADORABLE! And pretty garden too…

  28. Phoo-D

    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!

  29. Jane M

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


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

  31. Sil

    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!

  32. Richard Stevens

    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~

  33. TheKitchenWitch

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

  34. tina

    cute vid!!

  35. fotographiafoodie

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

    1. White on Rice Couple

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

  36. Asha@FSK

    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 :))

  37. Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets

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

  38. Jaden

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

  39. nicole franzen

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

  40. Lori @ Japan Dish

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

  41. brooke

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


  42. 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.

  43. Rebecca

    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!!

  44. Fran

    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!

  45. Jen Yu

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

    1. Sierra

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

  46. Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

    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.


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