Floods, snakes, insurance issues, pool leaks, cupped flooring.....to name just a few.
Through all of this, I have allowed myself to lose sight of what I have always loved about my house. I was letting the "negative energy" come in, visit, and stay for a while.....and, I didn't like it one bit.
But, today, I decided to attempt to do some yardwork in my backyard. I planted a few new flowers, freshened up the beds a bit, cut away dead branches, and put down some fresh bark chips. It was exhausting and cathartic all at the same time...
During this process, I began to realize how really beautiful my yard is and how much I have missed appreciating my surroundings.
I love the memories that I have about this lovely outdoor space of mine. It was really the reason that we originally bought the house. We loved the backyard: I remember my kids growing up enjoying the pool, having friends over, the annual Fourth of July get-together held back there, many quiet moments spent sitting outside with a glass of wine, dinners on the patio when the temperatures allowed it, making it a haven for birds and assorted critters that came to visit, sitting among nature and reading, and, so many more incredible moments. I loved seeing the little touches that made the yard uniquely mine. With camera in hand, I decided to photograph some of my favorites.
So, today I fell in love with my backyard....again.
And, I am so glad that I did.