Saturday, 9 October 2010

Backyard dreams for Pink Saturday

For the past few months, my husband has been working hard on our backyard. There was tons and tons of decking, covering over half of the yard. And it was all rotting, so up it must come.

He's done a lot of it already...and teh rest is in progress.

But even before the first board was removed, I started recreating the space in my head...

1) It will be green and rich and shady, to make it perfect for an early morning breakfast or a late afternoon cup of tea.

2) It will be welcoming, with comfortable places to sit and secret spots of beauty to discover.

3) It will look as though it has been there for years, growing and becoming. No neat rows of perfectly spaced identical plants.  Nothing that would be called "landscaping" or "shrubbery."

4) But most, most most of all, it will be a place where fairies and other magical beings will feel at home. Where the mere fact that a visitor hasn't seen them is not enough to convince anyone they aren't there.  Instead, they will say... "Was that a glimpse of a wing just around that tree?" Or perhaps,   "Did I see an odd sparkle among those flowers? "

For now it's still in the dream stage.  There are piles of wood, and some still to be removed.  Then there is the ground to level, and plants to buy....

But it's on its way! And that is good enough for now :-)

Happy Pink Saturday!


Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Enjoy the precious dream stage...

Gentle hugs...

Wendy said...

It sounds so beautiful, your special place. It reminds me of the children's book "A Secret Garden" where wonders and beautiful magick occurs. I hope you'll keep posting your ideas and pictures, so we can dream with you :)

Rebecca said...

What a pretty pink magical fairy-Happy PS!

Tete said...

Fairies do exist. They do, they do, they do!
I hope your back yard dreams are soon reality...that the softness of the newborn grass tickles the spaces between your toes and the sun dances through your treetops.
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Your daughter has a rough road ahead and it will not be easy, but she can do it. 9 is such an early age for all of this to hit her. I was finally diagnosed in my middle 30's, but it has been with me since I was 7.
I grew up thinking that pain was normal and didn't know any better. For her, it will be her normal. Your pain will probably be greater for having to watch her and not being able to change it.
Look for the best of every day and not the worse. Dwell on what makes you both happy. Laughter and joy will carry you both through the journey you are on.
Hugs- Tete

Maison Mutt said...

What a beautiful dream yard. Hope your dreams do come true!
Licks & Wags,

Kathy said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I hope your changes become exactly what you want!