Our yard is my favorite spot to cheer me up. The perfect place to feel swept away from chaos. Also, to meditate peacefully. We live on about an acre, and our back yard is a clear rectangular field abutting other yards just as large, and a wooded area at the very end. It is quiet, private and green. A great place to relax or play, and really get away. Also, a wonderful place to see wildlife zooming by.
Over the past three years, we have completely gutted and redesigned the entire yard, front to back. I told you my house was a money pit. I don’t joke about that. This all started when we moved in, too. Our first hands on project was ripping up an 11foot x 15foot wall of dry and brittle Junipers blocking our house from the world. It was a lot of work, but the results paid off! And we never looked back, moving on to other spaces and ideas. We have spent so much time turning this space into what it is becoming now, and we might be coming to that point that we can enjoy it without feeling like we have to run out to Home Depot or Lowe’s to update something else.
A few shots of some work we have done to the yard:
Each year, since the major renovations, we have added more to it, and still have more to add! But this year is the first year our labor is being seen paying off, as we are watching the flowering plants and shrubs coming to life for the first time! It made my day seeing the first blooms of Spring this year. The other upgrades have all been things that were not seen, so this is a big deal for me. Seeing the yard and gardens coming to life brings me joy. I love to see all the colors around me now, and all the buds bursting to bloom. Even with the blanket of pollen on top of them this week. (This late Spring pollen is my enemy.)
Well. Took some pictures from around my yard that made me smile cause like I said, it’s finally paying off with what we are seeing. Today ended up being cloudy though, and though I washed the pollen off of the plants and flowers yesterday, the stuff is still falling everywhere. Tomorrow is going to pour, so that should help!
I will probably post again about my yard this year as the other plants and flowers bloom.
A lot has been done, and more will be done. But at the moment, things look great and we should be happy to rest this Summer!