This summer I was blessed to get to know a few of my neighbor’s better.
It all happened because of a fallen tree in my backyard.
One windy stormy night last Spring a good sized evergreen in my yard was taken down by lightening or wind. Thankfully it fell away from the building and caused no harm.
A few days later a maintenance man cut the tree down and hauled it away leaving a big stump where it had been.
For many days I would gaze out my window at that stump, missing the tree and thinking something needed to take its place to brighten up the yard.
Since I am fond of rock gardens and painting inspirational rocks I decided to put some plants and rocks in around the stump.
My grandson helped me move a potted plant I had to sit on the stump. Then we planted some flowering ground cover perennials and seeds. Since the ground around the stump was so hard and root filled we couldn’t easily dig or plant much but we managed to get some flowers in. Then we put a few rocks around.
A few weeks later my granddaughter came over and we painted a bunch of inspirational rocks to put out.
Through all of this a few of my neighbors who I didn’t really know well were watching the progression and they came out to admire and ask if they could help. They added more unique beautiful items and one of them offered to water the plants daily.
Through all this the project grew and blossomed and we all became friends and now are sharing a common interest of beautifying our backyards to benefit us all.
Grand-daughter, her boyfriend and I enjoyed a fun night of music in the park and a Classic Car Show. Grand-daughter brought her ‘85 RX-7 to show off 🙂 and we got to listen to our favorite country music singer too. I love Summer!!
Looking out my patio window just now I saw so many different birds visiting my yard eating the birdseed I had put out. Previous to today there had been only a flock of Chickadees and occasionally a robin but today many different kinds descended at once together! It seemed as if someone had created a flyer advertising a free lunch in my yard! That thought inspired today’s poem 🙂
I don’t often have time to visit your sites to read your writings and view your images but when I do I am always blessed and inspired so I just wanted to say “Thanks”to all of you who take the time to visit my site. I appreciate your visits, likes and comments. Blessings to all of you.