Saturday, March 26, 2011

this saturday i'm grateful for... our fabulous garden


Oh, how the weeks have flown! (So much so that I forgot to press the Publish Post button last night.) Doh! Life is full of hopping in and out of the car, squeezing in all the housework, so I can sit at my desk and work, work, work. While I love working from home, it's a tight schedule. But things I can be grateful for this week include...

  1. Swings. My four year old gets it. After weeks of "lean back legs straight out, lean forward tuck in your legs", he's finally on his way to a new step of independence. And look at that happy face! So worth it.
  2. Our fabulous garden. I've realised that I've not ever ever mentioned how grateful I am for our garden. We have vegetables, fruit trees, vines, a fabulous cubby with sandpit, and the most quaint little paths that any little person would think rivals The Secret Garden. Many a game has been played on those arched shaped paths, many a meal enjoyed from the food planted in our garden, and hours spent sitting on the garden chair in the middle opposite the persimmon tree (the centre of our garden). And in honour of those lovely bloggers who have requested more photos, below are a whole bunch of photographs of our very own private paradise.
  3. The gardener. Not only am I grateful for the garden's beauty and sustenance, but for my local gardener who plans and plants all that I enjoy. No, we don't pay a gardener. I married him.
The view from our back verandah

Irises around the lawn in front of the tomato plants

The compost bin with three sections

Rhubarb galore

The cubby and sandpit

Corn anyone?

Lemon, Orange and mandarin plants just in (behind is the passionfruit)

Cute paths

Happy Grateful Day.

Why not celebrate your gratefuls with the lovely Maxabella... actually her sister who is hosting it this week. She is just as divine... click here.