Over the past week-end, I was by myself still working on getting over a very bad flu. For the first time, in a good while I was able to spend time in my garden. For more reasons than I care to innumerate, I have not been looking after my garden. I love my garden. It is my oasis when I’m having a bad day; when life seems to be pushing me where I don’t want to go. It is a haven when I need it most. So let me walk you through my morning in pictures. It was a beautiful day, and I had just booted up my computer. My cat was sitting on my lap and had a look that said “Mom, are we going outside soon?”.
I decided to treat myself to a really nice breakfast so off to the kitchen I went to make something I would enjoy. Because it was a such a delightful morning, what better place to have my breakfast then out on my patio.
My cat, Samuel, was in his glory and having a great time. He loves it on the patio.
When breakfast was finished, I had a great FaceTime chat with my husband. I then picked up my camera and started shooting my garden. I decided to start at the side gate and take pictures as I walked through my garden.
Now I am going to let the pictures tell the story.
We have a very large back yard that is comprised of three areas. The first area is what I refer to as the play yard. This is where we play croquet or anything that sounds like fun or comes to mind.
In this side yard is where most of my roses reside.
Then there is the pond. It adds some very soothing bubbling sounds while we read or just watch the world go by.
I can’t forget to show you some of my other flowers. Calla Lilies and Shasta Daisies love my yard, and I am so happy they do.
I do so love to check out my garden in the morning. Now let’s go to the patio area.
This is where I spend most of my time. When the weather is good, as it is from May on to October, I will bring my MacBook Pro and iPad out to work on my projects from here.
Did I also tell you that I have a ceramic mushroo fetish? If you look closely, you will see them everywhere throughout the yard.
Of course, I can’t forget to show you some of the plants and flowers that are around the patio. Yep, there are some more ceramic mushrooms.
I love this bench and view it gives me when I’m setting there on a sunny, breezy day.
Now let’s go to the other side yard. I call this the barn area. I know. Where does it end?
I know. More flowers. Did I tell you how much I love flowers?
I really enjoy my window boxes. My barn window boxes are looking particularly pretty this spring. Do you think so too?
I love my barns. They are where I keep all my garden supplies and tools. The larger barn was meant for a studio. One day soon I will be setting it up as a place to create.
There is nothing more wonderful than the smell of Jasmine as we are about to leave my garden.
We are very close to the end of my garden. Has it been fun so far? What do you think?
We are now outside of the gate. As I look ahead I see my neighbor and friend waving from his garden.
As I close the gate I hope you will come back soon and that you enjoyed the tour of my garden.
Always the story teller and a teacher of lessons, gardens are much like people; if neglected, they will wane and die. They thrive when they are given positive and consistent attention. My garden is now a happier place because I have spent time in the places that were most needed. Aside from my garden, the ones who benefit the most are myself and my family.
Do you have a special place, sanctuary or haven that gives you a sense of peace and a feeling that all is right with the world? I can’t wait to hear your answers.
Life’s journey continues…
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