Above is an aerial view of the house (red roof) just after we began planting trees and shrubs. As you can see, it was pretty much open to everything.
Now, however, our home is very enchanting. We have hidden gardens and beautiful greenery all year round. Friends and relatives love to come sit in our yard. Animals - birds, butterflies, bunnies, frogs, possum and even the neighbor's chickens - come to visit, enjoying the flora as much as we do.
Here are some pictures of our Enchanted Cottage, now.
The backyard filled with herbs, roses, flowers and a cherry tree
Path to the secret garden!
Wind chimes and prayer flags
One of our many critters - can you see him?
The "Ladies" on their stroll through the yard.
Creating our gardens has been a work of love, spirit and wonder. Often, we have "rescued" plants that others were throwing away. For instance, the local nursery had the cherry tree in their pile to be chipped. When I asked the owner about it, he said the tree was dead. I could tell it was very much alive and asked if I could have it. He said sure, but it wouldn't live much longer. That was ten years ago and as you can see here, our cherry tree is doing great!
Our Cherry Tree in full bloom - April 2013
This week - all the blooms are gone but lovely and green
Our Cherry Tree Tunnel
As spring slowly slips into summer, may you all find a place that is "enchanted," where you can nurture your soul, relax your mind and connect with the beauty of Nature.
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