Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The front yard

Mr. Z and I have missed having a yard over the past several years.

Now we have more than what we know to do with.

This is the front yard.
The yard I played in many times as a kid.
The yard I mowed as a kid.
Where I used to hunt Easter eggs.
Where I would play with our dogs.
Where Mawmaw would take me to show me her new plants or flowers that were in bloom.

I like to think about how Mawmaw and Pawpaw used to take care of this yard.
How they looked at it every day.
How they carved out their little homestead.
And now Mr. Z and I can work in it and enjoy it just as they did.

We've added a lemon tree, a hibiscus, and a humming bird feeder around the front of the house.

Now I can watch the humming birds like I did with Mawmaw when I would come over to visit.

There is something simply blissful about that.


  1. Awww, that is so sweet. Wish I had a yard that big. Wouldn't it be nice to have a bunch of different fruit trees to enjoy the harvest of? I don't know why they only grow them up north.

  2. Hey Beck,
    You'll have to take pics of the plum, pear, peach and apple trees around the place for Helen to see.
    I love seeing you out mowing just like when you were a kid. The yard looks great.