At one home that was absolutely incredible from its setting to the inside was only to be second in beauty by their gardens.
The view from their dining room.
And then I came upon this.......everyone was saying they needed to do this in their backyard.....and I thought, hmmm, I have a trouble spot.......and so it began this twisting and turning in my head.....(I apologize for the blurry spot.....didn't see the smudge on the lens until l downloaded the photos.)
A few years back a strong storm took down the 75-80 oak tree and it changed my back yard. The arbor that lead to the path and the path were both totally destroyed. The tree, technically not on my property actually is about 25 feet off the property line. But it is part of my back yard by virtue of me clearing the underbrush, planting seed and maintaining for the last 35 years. (The property is a landlocked section of woods 150 feet deep) This is what I had to start with.
This is where I have thrown seeds for years only to have only a few come up. I've thrown a hosta or two, daffodil and iris bulbs, and similar. To get started, I spent a couple of nights a week putting in about an hours worth of work. For those of you who don't garden, it is so much like needlework in the sense that you have no worries, no stress, no demands just pull the next weed and have the reward of seeing the completed project after all your efforts.
I shopped my closets, and shopped consignment stores. I really didn't spend more than $50.
I put in pickets from a now defunct vegetable garden fence.
I strung two strings of solar lights. Two strings at $4.99 each
As I looked around recently, I discovered I gravitated to things my family is interested in.
My daughter has a travel trailer and there she is with her fire pit. My daughter has plans to do a similar garden treatment around the tongue (trailer hitch) of her trailer as it is permanent on the site. I will have to share pix if she does!
The every present squirrel on a motorcycle for my husband. (Who by now is just shaking his head at me as he returns to his garage to crack open a beer.)
Of course a cat.....
Another squirrel and a traveling Gnome. Turtle and Squirrel from dish gardens.
The rabbit and the gnomes working in their garden. The watermelon and orange are votive holders I never ever used.
In additional to knowing it is really silly, I do know it is kind of sparse still but any new development or landscaping project takes a couple of years to fill itself in.
But I did get the Buddy Cat Seal of Approval. His presence does explain why things are moved each morning.