a little bit of this:
quite a few of these:
some of these which I planted… and on the whole, a lot of this:
Trust me – I never would have guessed so many gorgeous perennials lay underneath the tonnes of weeds we found when we first moved here (of course, we found them AFTER the snow finally melted). It took many, many hours of weeding, cutting some plants back, and TLC before we discovered all these beautiful plants. This is just one section of the yard. To the left of the photo there is a birdbath with more perennials and some annuals we planted, and to the left around the bend we have our vegetable garden which is growing very nicely. Then we have some trees, more garden with perennials, then some raspberry bushes by the fire pit. We LOVE OUR YARD!
In case you can’t tell from the horrible photo, I printed the photo on FABRIC! Remember I said how I was finding it hard to take on the latest Goodie Box Girls challenge of scrapbooking with fabric? Well, let’s just say they inspired my creativity. I used spray adhesive to adhere a piece of fabric slightly smaller than 8.5X11 to a letter-sized piece of cardstock. You need to make sure that the printer is going to grab hold of the cardstock, not the fabric, hence the slightly smaller sized fabric. It ran right through the printer, no problem, and i love the effect.
I call my girls my bouquet of roses – each unique and beautiful in their own fun ways. I was just reflecting a couple of days ago on what fun kids I have. They are so cool, so sweet, so GOOD. I don’t mean they are perfectly behaved all the time- trust me, they are still children. I mean that their spirits are filled with goodness, just like so many children I see. They inspire me to be more childlike in how I perceive others, how I treat others, how quickly I forgive show love towards those who I have taken offense against. They are nearly always eager to be obedient (much more so than I remember being) and they have such wonderful questions about life.