Working in the yard, for me, is very relaxing. I get to be outside, I get to exercise my creative side and I get to enjoy the fruits of my labor throughout the summer and into the fall.
Planting season of 2012 is pretty much finished for me. Everything is planted and blooming beautifully. Now I get to sit on my front porch swing and soak it all in.
Buckets of flowers
Old wash tubs finding new purpose in life
Straight back chairs in place of flower stands
Watering cans no longer used for watering but for housing begonias
Ferns hanging between each front porch post
Rock benches under the shade of trees
Brightly painted lawn chairs
And the sounds! Oh the sounds of life!
Grass hoppers playing their tune
This is a little slice of heaven for me. It brings out pure joy….soaking up all that God has created and blessed us with…pure joy.
Every time I see something that makes me smile or brings me joy, I take a picture of it. I thought I’d share some of them with you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do…I will narrate along the way 😉
This was taken earlier in the spring. These are purple Clematis. I could look at this all day! I found this gate in an old shed and wired it to this post that is still standing for the original fence row from many, many moons ago.
I have been waiting on these all year! I’m not sure what they are called….some sort of Lilly…anyway I dug these up from an old homestead on our property where Devin’s Granny used to live and replanted them here.
This is a view of the back of the house. See the rock step just off the back porch? That rock was the front door step at Granny’s house for many, many years. Many a family member and friend stepped on that rock to enter her home. I love having it here at our house. It makes her feel closer somehow. Your memory is alive and well at this house Granny!