When I get all the yards mowed here, I feel a sense of accomplishment. It's strange, because I know it's just mowing, but, mowing gives you a real sense of your environment. It gets you out in it, not only to cut the grass, but, to admire your work, so as you stroll around enjoying the smell of the newly mown grass you have time to ponder things. You learn where all the critters live and what kind of wild plants have sprung up. I love going out in the mornings, when I get up..I'll grab a cup of coffee and stroll around in my bathrobe, basically surveying my kingdom. Yeah, I laugh at that too.
This is the North side of the house, it's not really pretty. Well, it has it's own kind of beauty, for me, because it's growing food. That's one of my Tomato beds in front there, by the Daisy bed. In back of the little Blue Spruce. I plan to keep the veggie garden where the scarecrow is, and make the rest a flowering shrub garden, with some ornamental trees. I think taking these pictures will help me decide how to do it. I want a gate you can walk through and into the garden. I also want a pagoda out back and a grape arbor. It's going to take a lot of work to make this what I want it to be. The goal is to eventually join all the gardens together into a gentle curve you walk through...while blocking out anything past the fences. My little Forsythia's are doing well and so is the Hydrangea, next to the house. I'm a person who's learned from my mistakes, so I wanted to take a year to just look at it, watch the sun and shade and learn what grows here. It seems almost anything will grow here, which is cool. This is about one fourth of my yard. It's the part I have tamed. Heh.