Since the weather warmed up, we have been planting. We planted pear trees, caladium bulbs, heather bushes, purple hearts, and most recently, a jasmine plant.
|baby elephant ears|
(a.k.a. chlamydia, if you are my husband.)
I still have a list as long as my arm of things I'd like to plant: a dogwood tree, a weeping willow, a gardenia bush, a camellia bush, azaleas, hydrangea, ranunculus....I could go on and on (and on and on.....).
|there's no partridge in our pear tree.|
to the best of my knowledge.
I love planting and gardening for all of the obvious reasons. It's enjoyable. I find it pretty amazing to plant a bulb in the ground and, just a short time later, have a beautiful plant growing there. I guess I should've paid more attention in science; then maybe I'd understand how the bulb magically knows to start growing once you stick it in a hole and cover it with dirt. Instead, I say "WHAT SORCERY IS THIS?!" and just watch, awestruck at the whole process.
I love the beauty of the colorful plants. I love the smell of fragrant flowers. I love the deer that will eventually come and eat pears from the pear trees.
|"Dude, are those pears on that tree? SWEET!"|
But there's another reason I love planting HERE, at our home.
It's because I know that I will be here forever to watch these plants grow and bloom, year after year.
I have only been a homeowner one other time in my life. It was when I was a single mom the first time, and I ended up leaving that home after I married John.
With my first husband, we 'rented to own' a few times but never got to the 'own' part.
But now, I am home. We are home. It's not home 'for now', it's home forever.
It's an amazing feeling.
Five acres of creeks, rocks, trees, plants, wildlife, and woods.
|One of my favorite places on this planet.|
In the one home that I owned as a single mom, my youngest, Elayna and my Dad planted a cedar tree. Obviously, we left it behind. That was about 6 or 7 years ago, and Elayna still asks about that tree and wants to go by and see it when we're in the area.
Now, finally, we can plant a tree for her here, and know that she can watch it grow. Forever.
And that feels....indescribably good.
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