Monday, February 1, 2010

Places I Love



This week's theme over at I Heart Faces is Favorite Place.
Growing up in the city, I always longed for a yard to dig my hands into. When I bought this, my first, house I saw what potential the mostly-dirt-and-weeds backyard had. I envisioned an arbor covered in jasmine, flanked by crepe myrtles. I saw flower gardens and vegetable gardens that I would spend time in with my (then future) daughter. It was there that I turned my attention, frustration and spare time during the long wait for her arrival. Along with the crepes, I planted a Satsuma, bamboo, elephant ears, honeysuckle and roses. After five years, it has started to have the look of a mature yard. Nowadays, I love being out there, watching Isabel explore and dig in the dirt. I look forward to this spring when, at last, we will plant our first vegetable garden together. While it is not the traditional romantic place, it is in fact where I love to spend time being with the person I love most in this world... my daughter.

9 comments:

Caroline said...

What a beautiful little spot to share with your lovely little girl :D

Katherine said...

Lovely shot. Your little girl is beautiful by the way.

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Awesome shot.

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, what a special spot. It looks lovely. :)

Jennifer Juniper said...

I want to sit there! It looks lovely and inviting :)

shopannies said...

lovely lil garden area

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

Oh what a beautiful PLACE!! Restful and peaceful and beautiful! Love it!

Lena said...

Aw, I've always longed for a backyard where my son can run around and play too. How wonderful for you that you've been able to fulfill that particular dream.
It looks like a wonderful place to play and relax.
Lovely photo!

Wanda said...

It's your Shangrila and it's perfect!

Kerry said...

Love the chair - I wonder what stories it could tell..?