When we were young Mr. Wonderful and I lived
the Big City life and it was great. But we learned
after a few years that it was not what we wanted
We didn't write up a plan that sitting on the deck
or in the gazebo of our back garden while enjoying
an iced coffee was going to make us happy but that
style of living was certainly part of the plan.
It has turned out that those little things in life have
made us so happy. Enjoying nature in our garden
can make us giddy with joy.
The happiness we get from watching the antics
of the birds in our garden is incredible.
We fill up the feeders and the show begins.
Melissa, do you remember this behemoth of
a feeder from your visit all those years ago?
It is still in use, though a bit worse for wear...
We do have a thief though. Some fairly large
animal is raiding the feeders at night. He crushed
one of our purple cone flowers.
And smashed this sedum autumn joy. What can
this animal be? I think we will have to do a
night watch to see.
The working side of our back garden is our little
farm. It is so nice to run out and grab some fresh
veggies for dinner. When I travel on trains in Europe
I can see little veggie patches in all the back yards.
What has happened in our country that so many
people never do this anymore? When I was young
it seemed like everyone had a little garden out back.
We love sharing our photos and stories on
facebook with other nature lovers. This
simple life has brought us so much joy!