Most of all European average backyards are not very big especially in cities. There is not enough room. To Americans, Australians and Canadians, it may seem very small but everybody here is happy when he can call even a little handkerchief sized backyard his own.
Behind our garden was a big corn field which we could enjoy over 30 years, but now houses are beeing built unfortunately.
We have a very big wheeping willow tree at the end of our garden. 30 years ago it had been a small stick with some leaves and now ....
Fortunately we are very lucky to have a small wood which seperates us from the next houses and gives a nice view. Here is a sunrise.