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Sunday, July 19, 2015

A Morning Walk

     Our town has been developing a wonderful walking path system over the last several years. One of the places we enjoy walking is the South Park Nature Area. Although back in May there was a time when you needed a boat.

This is the walking path with the creek on the right

     Fortunately the water receded awhile ago. This morning was a lovely day for a walk.  I thought I would share some of the sights we encountered along the way.

Here's the Hubby with our dog "Wally" (the blond) and our friends dog "Artie" (the brunette)

This baby was curious but Mom was keeping a close eye on us.

Here's some baby white tail deer we spotted running through the field. I barely had time to snap a picture.

 wild rhubarb

The dogs enjoy some creek time

 chamomile growing wild

Love the wide open spaces of Wyoming. The Big Horn mountains in the background

     It's wonderful to have this area only a couple miles from our house. It's fun to see how things change as the seasons change. There is always something new to see.

A thought to ponder: To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Garden Therapy: Swing into Summer

     There's something about a swing on a warm summer evening. It seems to me to be the perfect example of summer. That's why a swing was one of the first things we built in our backyard when we moved into our new home over twenty years ago. Since our garden was just starting out and we didn't have any large trees to hang a swing, my husband built a place for one.

July 1994

     The above picture shows the start of his project. My husband got some inspiration from magazine photos. He then drew up his own design.

August 1994

     Here's the finished project, before we painted. I had a cushion made covered in waterproof fabric.

September 1997

    And here's some changes three years later. We added the rock to make it feel a little more grounded.


     Twelve years later and the trees are growing nicely. The swing is located toward the back of our property. It's a lovely place to sit in the early evening and gaze over our garden.



     Here's what it looks like now. As you can see we've made a few more changes. But isn't that what creating a garden is about. Nothing is static, but always changing and evolving. It is in need of some painting which is on my to do list for this year.

A thought to ponder: Enjoy the little things in life....for one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things.                                     Robert Brault