The world is but a canvas to the imagination...
Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Beautiful Things Tag

Amy came up with this challenge, so armed with my camera I explored our yard and came up with the following things that I love.....

1) the light through my lilac bush in front of my living room window.


2) The gate leading into our backyard. A gate always seems like it leads to adventure....
3)I love this frivolous little metal plate by our gate. I think that it is really pretty and love the fact that it serves no other purpose that to make you happy.


4) For the first time in our married life, we have been able to put in a garden. Who knew that lurking under Shon's computer guy exterior was a farmer? He spends many happy hours out there, spurning all help with weeding (no complaints from us there) and watering. I think he may even talk to them. We tease him that my DH has turned into a SOS (Son Of the Soil). He has done a great job. Here are a few things I love about the garden.

We have several tomato bushes, all of are looking forward to fresh tomatoes!



Look at that row of corn! So straight you'd think he was a professional!



Mmmm....yummy raspberries, and so pretty too!



5) I love flowers and have derived great joy in being able to fill our house with flowers from our yard. We moved in while everything was hibernating, so we had no idea what was planted. This spring and summer have been a time of discovery.

There are roses, which remind me of my Nana, who loved to garden. When she lived with us on Vancouver Island we had roses planted all over the yard. It was so beautiful and fragrant!



I had no idea that a peony bush was hidden in the corner of the yard! It has a really intense scent. Only two blooms this year, but now we know it is there, we can take care of it!





This little bush was the scrubbiest, ugliest dead looking thing until a few weeks ago. We woke up one day and it was covered in little white flowers. Hmm, maybe we have to think twice about it now.....




This is the tree right in between our driveway and front walk. I have no idea what it is, but I love the leaves and flowers, Shon hates it and wants to cut it down. The negotiations continue....


Last but not least is the numbers on our house. Not because I like the style of those lovely chunky 80's wood things, but because of what they represent, a place that we have dreamed about and saved for what felt like an eternity for....a home of our own. (yeah I know it is sappy ~ what did you expect? I may be a Wednesday, but every once in a while a Pollyanna-ism slips through...must be the company I keep!)

2 comments:

Amy said...

I love that you did this! I hope you had as much fun exploring the yard as I did! It is so cool that you found a peony bush...like I said, you never know what is lurking in your yard! Tell Shon way to go on the garden. Someday I will be able to blog about that too!

Colett (*-*) said...

I love the little gate embellishment, I don't even remember you having a gate! I wish I were there to enjoys the fruits of Shon's labor, esp. tomatoes, we can't plant them, squirrels eat them all! I guess I'll have to keep stealing Wayne's!