I live in a park. Well, kind of.
Our property, which began as an empty lot, now has a bit of a park-like appearance … at least I think so.
Years ago, I set out to create the environment I craved. After we found land that allowed for a larger backyard, my vision required lots of additions:
- About 20 trees
- Numerous shrubs
- Rose bushes
- 6 boulders
- And extensive landscaped areas, separated from the grass with metal edging
To me, walking in our backyard feels like I’ve left suburbia behind. It’s an area where (during the warmer months) I spend time writing, meditating, grounding, praying, contemplating, and just being.
Getting through the tough times
As much as I adore this urban oasis, it takes tons of work, especially in the spring. As winter falls away each year, I have a moment when I experience some mild panic about the task in front of us. [Read more…]