Finally, time in the garden and the urge to record. Snapshots of the new home’s garden before and after.
Ah, my favorite spaces.
It’s been a while since we moved to a new home, a new lawn, a new town. I mourned the loss of the gardens I’d built, the soil that had formed from the years of tending. Until I could once again focus my efforts on that building, I was in limbo, unsettled you might say.
Well, we’re finally settling in. The ancillary gardens are coming along quite nicely, and the garden proper is now defined. The working and waiting and tending and watching will begin in earnest.
Today, I enjoyed. Here are a few of the items that were brought over from the old home.
The other plants you saw in these photos are new, or were here when we moved in and have been transplanted to where I prefer them.
These shots are new things added, to create new spaces and sights.
Bits and pieces as we settle in. 🙂
An overload of work, combined with the sheer overwhelm of ‘letting things go’ during the overload, resulted in a paralysis of sorts.
Then spring temperatures arrived and the daylight lengthened – and a dear friend said “send me some pictures” when I told her I wanted to spend time in the garden.
She knew what she was doing. I required the prompt to recall that I have cameras for just that purpose – to take photos.
Here’s what’s happening in the garden, sans any human intervention for the past nine months.
If you build it, they will come;
and if they’re welcome, they will stay.
If they become nuisances,
keep the door open,
as others will come to tame them.
– lessons learned, garden 2015.
A sample of shots taken last summer. A reminder that the sun shines eventually. 🙂