I write. A lot. I am in a constant state of home renovations. There's always something for me to tackle in this 125+ year old house. I wrangle my dogs. I try to keep my cats out of trouble.
There are many things that I love to do. I love working on my home. That brings me so much joy. Even the big projects, such as gutting the downstairs bathroom this summer and rebuilding it from scratch. That's on the agenda this year. So is tearing down the old deck and building a new one.
I love writing. A day when I can't write is a day when I feel like I'm a little bit more insane. I love to cook. I knit, crochet, weave, sew, felt, and make lots of different things. I love doing laundry and hanging things on the line. I even love to clean!
But there is no place where I feel more whole and happy than when I have my hands in the dirt. It grounds me, no pun intended. I guess I inherited that from my amazing dad. He could look at a plant and it would just grow. One of his many gifts.
So I ask you. If you lived here, would you ever want to go anyplace else? It's true, I'm not crazy about my neighborhood. But I am cultivating a fantasyland right in my own yard. I love it!
This is my happy place.
|Peonies from my yard|
|Gladiolus from my garden|
|Gorgeous, giant sunflowers towering over the garage!|
|Baby pink tea roses|
|Knockout rose just getting established|
|Part of my wild, wild perennial garden|
|Neighbor's cat, Kasey, checking out the garden|
|My fist love, morning glories, tumbling over one of the fences out back|
|Perennials in my garden|
|Perennials in the garden, and the first year my calla lilies ever bloomed|
|Two trees bent, wrangled, braided and otherwise wrestled into a garden archway|
|Red Asian lilies. They are enormous, much larger than they appear here.|
|So proud of this little wattle fence that I wove|
|Sunsprite rose. This type smells amazing!|
|I built a little homestead for any fairies who might want to take up residence in the garden|
|Wild, wild, wild and I love it!|
|More Sunsprite and Camelot roses|
|Part of my new walkway. It's time consuming, but so worth it!|
|When the privet is in bloom, there are bees and butterflies everywhere!|
|Naturally occurring archway out back that formed from hackberry, porcelain vine, a mulberry tree, and who knows what else!|
|One of my favorite things. A bent an old silver spoon, drilled and turned into a screen door handle for the kitchen. If there's anything crafty to be done, I'm all over it!|
|My Mister and me. He's not here these days, but hopefully soon he'll be back to enjoy everything that I've done with our gardens since he's been gone. <3|