Saturday, July 28, 2012

Falling in love with my backyard....again.

My home has been quite overwhelming lately.

Floods, snakes, insurance issues, pool leaks, cupped 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.

: )


Granny Annie said...

Now I'm in love with your yard too. It is lovely. I love you blog and cannot understand why you don't have more comments. Could it be the word verification? I'm noticing a lot of my blog friends that have few comments also have word verification and I've had a lot more since I turned mine off.

Heather said...

Hi I’m Heather! Please email me, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)

Susan Adcox said...

Love your backyard, especially the sculptures! By the way, I hate the word verification. It doesn't keep me from posting, but I find that it is glitchy.

Granny-Guru said...

flip flops in the doorstep. Priceless!