No you silly sausage... thats the back fence (the creek is behind that). All those pretty flowers are bouganvillea vines... pretty but nasty nasty long thorns that slice through flesh (so noone is tempted to climb over the fence).
The yard is huge.... and yes it MAY have needed a mow when that pic was taken.....
Thats an eight foot fence those vines are up and over about twice the height of the fence at the back.... and they have grown up into the trees.
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