taking a moment to find joy in the little things
My yard and garden is far from spectacular or what I dream of having, and yet it's a place I've created over the past 5 years of living here and it brings me so much joy. I love trying new things (I rearrange the garden like some rearrange furniture in their house) and I love checking on the daily progress of what's growing.
Today's photos all come from my back yard this past week...
|getting this photo made me giddy!!!|
I got these two photos (same hummingbird, different head angle) while I was writing this post! If I look of the window and see a hummingbird, I grab the camera and head out...usually I leave the camera settings mostly set up so all I have to do is start shooting.
So far I'm only harvesting lettuce and raspberries, but I'm so happy to see zucchini and tomatoes growing. (also cucumbers. carrots and green beans!) And my herbs are fabulous...
I just love this arch my husband built for me for mother's day...
love, love, love!
Some of our backyard visitors are peskier than others....I saw this guy and decided to photograph him.
As I headed outside, I noticed this cat perched on the fence - Never seen him up there like that and it was a beautiful moment.
Isn't it amazing how much the light changes when you take a step or two in a different direction?
Back to find that squirrel...
FROGS....we have so many frogs! I wish I could get a photo that shows you just how many there are, but I can't. They seem to congregate in one area of the garden and when you walk over there, the bushes and plants just start hopping with frogs. They are very timid and will hop away at the first chance they get. I love to find them hiding in the flowers. I think you'll get the idea from the following pics that I snapped in one visit out to the garden.
|another photo capture that made me giddy!|
|do you see the bit of green right in the center under the petal - it's another frog!|