It seems that winter is raising its frozen head once again in the mid-west and east coast but here in Washington spring is beginning to pop up everywhere. Whether it's the flower bulbs breaking through the earth or the skitter of little critters that have had a long winters nap, our yard has come alive!
I took a long walk around our yard and into a bit of our forest and it was brimming with life, I really love it here and am so happy to spend my last years in the state I grew up in and love. For almost 40 years I would come to this house and visit Rennie
and her family and I never thought that one day it would also become home to Dan and I as well. There are so many memories here whether it's a special tree, bush, birdhouse or even the crickety old fence, each thing is attached to part of our lives. We are truly blessed and fortunate to have such beauty surrounding us.
The garden has always been a special place for
Rennie and she has cultivated quite a collection of berries. My favorite are the raspberries which Rennie has just thinned out but it seems the strawberries have taken over and are the reigning queen of the garden. Dan loves the summer when each night he is able to have fresh
strawberry shortcake or raspberry scones in the morning...not to mention the pounds of blackberries that have taken over the freezer!
We have no short supply of ponds and fountains around here but this last year the flooding took one of our long
time residents away, a goldfish, and left his partner all alone. Looks like we'll be going out a getting him a buddy soon. It's sad to see him swimming all alone. The water is murky right now but soon it will clear up and the frogs will return to leave a plethora of tadpoles
I'm planting ivy around the pond this year since we have ivy growing everywhere. I love our
small ivy laden path from our porch to our front yard and I think it would be a nice tie in to the yard and to the iris garden which is really coming to life now.
My life has changed so much over the past two years, all for the better. My priorities are different and there is such a sense of peace within my soul that I never had before. I'm home and Dan and I couldn't be happier....