I love being outside. I love summer and I really love my garden.
When I was a kid my parents normally couldn’t find me to tell me it was time to come in. Somehow I always made it back in time for supper though. When I wasn’t riding my bike, I’d be swimming, walking or playing with friends. I lived outside from May till October.
My mom is a big gardener. Growing up we always had fantastic flowerbeds outside. I’d spend time looking at them and playing in them. I took them for granted. Now, I have no idea how my mom kept them up while working full time and looking after two high-strung daughters.
I loved those gardens. I wanted to have some like them once I got my own house, but life (moves, jobs, kids) made it difficult to put the time and effort into having them. It hasn’t been until the last two years that I’ve been able to really get out and build my yard the way I want.
Today, I wanted to share a few pictures of my garden with you. This is what I do when I’m not writing (looking after my own high-strung daughters, my dogs, life, etc). It brings me a lot of joy.
I hope you and your families are having a wonderful July.