Monday, May 30, 2011

We've Come A Long Way

Our bedroom is right off the kitchen ~ not necessarily the way I would design a house but it is particularly nice when we have overnight guests and I want to get up quietly to put the coffee on. This photo is a close-up of the kitchen window I can see from my side of the bed, and it's a good way to see what's going on outside before my feet hit the floor ~

At four o'clock this morning that window was lit up. First there was the thunder, then the lightning, then the sound of pounding rain. My first thought was how the twenty plants I just planted might be taking the storm. This morning I could see they were grateful for the drink. We have been working on getting plants to grow near the house for four years. Finally we found things that will grow in the shadiest bed close to the deck ~


The space between the steps and the sunniest flowerbed is filling in nicely ~


It is getting harder and harder to recognize what started out as a barren hill between the steps and the woods ~



Overall, we've come a long way from where we started ~



And really, can I ask for more than that?

8 comments:

Helen said...

You've done a LOT of landscaping and the efforts are looking great. Enjoy spring and your lovely plantings.

"Earth laughs in flower."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anonymous said...

You've got the makings of a great garden. I can't wait to see your progress over the summer. You'll enjoy it, for sure!

Carolynn said...

How lovely. I would love to live just steps from the woods like that.

Cynthia said...

Lovely. Glad the storm didn't disturb anything. The photos add so much to your words. You inspire me to take more pictures!

mermaid said...

You can ask for more, but I hear your sincere gratitude in this post, and I am very happy for your garden and the garden inside you.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Every year it will become more beautiful. But it is beautiful at this moment. Enjoy...

teri said...

I think when I first met you - you had begun working on these steps. It interesting how the path has progressed.

Pienosole said...

I've recently discovered your blog and am enjoying your posts. I'm in a time of transition and appreciate your moving forward, making process, and appreciating life as it flows.