back yard

The Green Aftermath

“Two posts in one day??” you say with a gasp! I know, I know. I can’t help it though! I just had a splendid time in our yard gazing over all of the beauty that came out of yesterday’s Tropical Storm. And thank God it was only that! Otherwise it would probably be a different story. I think the plants around here needed a drink, and they got it. Also, I realize I’ve been posting an abundance of plant pictures lately. I promise this isn’t turning into a gardening blog (not that there’s anything wrong with those at all!) I guess it’s just that time of year.

Basil in a claw foot bathtub

Kim and Roger’s Back Yard

Last Saturday Daniel and I drove over to his parents house to get some pots and soil, which is only about 3 minutes down the road from us. We had to go to the back of the yard where the shed was to get the pots, and I was quickly reminded of how much I love their back yard. It is quite spacious, and has such a warm personality. It’s so silly how we forget about the simplest and sweetest of pleasures. I am looking forward to spending lots of summer days and evenings in their back yard, playing with Abram and enjoying my family.

This is my favorite accessory of their back yard. Kim had an old claw foot bathtub going to waste in her shed, so a few years ago she took it out and started planting basil in it. Now each year around this time, it is FULL of basil leaves. It’s so pretty.

This is also a favorite of mine. This tiny red car belongs to Daniel’s Uncle Jerry. He drives from Fort White to the house to get his lawn equipment, and parks this car here during the day. Then when he’s done, he leaves his truck and lawn equipment here and takes the more fuel efficient red car home.

This huge deck provides many hours of play time for Abram, and it’s also where we had our wedding reception. A beautiful venue, whether used for play or party.

So what about you? What places, sometimes forgotten, do you enjoy most?