Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sharing A Bit Of Spring Around Here







Well, I see I am going to get this backwards here but it's okay with me. My long neglected backyard is starting to bloom with a little bit of TLC from me. I don't have a manacured garden by any means. Whatever will grow out there in the shade of the huge pine tree is truly a survivor. I let the yard have it's way since it is going to do just that anyway. Isaac was so excited to have his own rainbow visit him in the sprinkler. Of course, he wanted to know how it got there and to be honest, I just told him that God was paying us a visit.:) He just got a huge smile on his face and said "yeah":) I have lots of work to do to get the yard all cleaned up but it feels good to be out there working in the wee hours of the morning when the sun is rising and a chill is in the air. This yard has so many memories of 32 years of living in it. Weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, family reunions, childhood campouts under the pine tree, my therapy spot when I needed to sit and have a good cry about things I could not change. I talk to God all the time when I am out there working because all of the wonderful memories come flooding in and they are all good, and I am grateful to thank Him for all that life has given us in this house and out in that yard. It is the memories that make this place Home Sweet Home. More pictures to come as I get things cleaned up. Have a great day you guys. I love you.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

8 comments:

Ter said...

looks like a fantastic yard!

Linds said...

Me too, Laurie..... I am loving the time I am spending in the garden, small though it may be. Healing time.

Dawn said...

Beautiful. I love the rainbow in the sprinkler.

We've had two nice days in a row - a record for this year.

pam said...

What a gorgeous yard. It completely suits who you are.

I love the rainbow!!
Love you too:)

hippo chick said...

Hi Laurie,

I just dropped in from Pam at Country Mouse. I wanted to tell you how blessed I was by your comment about our Son not losing his sparkle. Amen! Preach it Sister.

Love your pics and your lovely back yard.

~hippo hugs~

ReadyAim said...

Wow, beautiful! How wonderful to have such a peaceful place to reflect and pray. Next time you're out there, will you please pray for us? Long story short is I teach at a domestic violence shelter. One of my "students" just had a baby two weeks ago and they have no place to go. They are coming to live with us tomorrow. Please pray we will meet this young mother's needs and she will adjust to us. I know it won't be easy, but I feel God's hand in this and I know he will pave the way. Thanks a bunch!

Always a Southern Girl said...

Look at all that wonderful sunshine!! Send some to Chicago PLEASE!!!!

Love your pictures of the plants.

Haven't stopped by in a while. Hope all is well.==Renee

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Your yard is beautiful...I love it.
My wisteria did bloom this year. For the first time since I have lived here. It has rained non-stop here and has made me blue.
But today the sun is shining and it makes me feel so much happier.
xoxo Nita