Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A New Backyard

I don't like change. Even good changes take me a while to get use to. So you can imagine how the gardener in me felt when told one of our Bradford Pear Trees must come down---and "be prepared", as that would change the look of our entire backyard! Our cute, little peaceful backyard! The yard I worked so hard to create......with lots of help from a wonderful husband. A tree that was over 20 years old. A tree that provided privacy, shade, and a place for the birds. I couldn't bear to have both trees go, but we agreed to take down the tree closest to our pond. We needed a new fence anyway, so we would create a new backyard. And wonderful husband came up with a plan!
We needed something to replace the area where the tree had been, and we wanted something functional--a place to sit and listen to the pond. A really good fence company came in and gave us a great new space. I miss the tree...but I am happy with our new area.
Change is hard, but as I sit in the new swing at night, and look up at the stars I couldn't see before because of the tree, I realize life is all about change. And there are times that change is a very good thing!


JenningsJunk said...

You're "old" backyard looked so comfortable, but your NEW backyard looks so inviting and wonderful and fun!

misterreereeder said...

I agree. Your Backyard does look so nice. I will be checking out your blog too.

Anonymous said...


This is spectacular! I am so impressed. Your yard truly looks like a Southern Living magazine picture. How cool!

Barbee' said...

I found you on Blotanical and came over to read a while. Well, I started with the newest post and now I am all the way down to here! Did I enjoy my read? You bet!

Meadowview Thymes said...

Barbee-thanks so much for the compliment. I am having such a wonderful time with this blog! I hope you visit again!
PS--I saw your blog, wow! I love the poems...and your garden pictures are beautiful!