Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Where is that little house, anyway?

I've been stepping back a bit lately and instead of rushing to do more I've been working on appreciating all we've done here. I find myself overwhelmed at times and right now is one of those times. I find looking back and admiring our hard work lifts my spirits and fortifies my soul.

When we chose this spot to build there was nothing. Nothing. Well that is wrong, there was an old shooting target spot (which is in our front yard now and is purposely not planted with any edibles). But there was otherwise nothing but a big fat hole in the ground which we suppose someone thought might make a good septic someday? Unknowable. We filled the hole in and improved the soil and planted little things here and there and cared for them and.... well now we have a beautiful jungle of happiness. Where there were no frogs or birds there are an abundance. We began this journey in 2004! Wow.
Look at our bamboo! It is ready to close the one little gap that shows a teeny view of our house.
Our front gate:

I am so enjoying this today. Enjoying and appreciating all our hard work. Our daily work.


Roasted Garlicious said...

i love your gate :D your garden looks so inviting!

Shauna said...

I love that gate too. :-) I have to get back there sometime when the garden is in full bloom...

Marlyn said...

Ahh, nice to step back and take it all in!

Erin said...

My husband made that gate and I love it too! It's one of my favorite "hardscapes" in our yard.

It is soooo nice to take it in. I have to make myself stop from "oh this needs to be picked up" and "oh that should be watered" and just force myself to


what we have going. Decrease desires.

be present... decrease desires... be present.. decrease desires... be present

Anonymous said...

We bought our house in 2003 and completely changed the landscaping. It's so easy to forget about all we've done and only focus on the negative parts all winter long, but then spring comes and makes everything look so beautiful. It makes us appreciate that we live here. So I share those similar feelings with you.

I too love the gate!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

I love the gate too. :) What a beautiful idea! I hope you are having an amazing weekend!