Sunday, July 21, 2013

I love my yard

Being totally honest, the only thing I like about our trailer house is that it made it possible for us to be able to afford to move to the spot where we now live.  Seriously, the mobile home is nothing I am proud of, although I am content living in it.  It was cheap to buy, and I feel rich living where I do now.  

 Outside of the house are the things I love.

My trees make me happy.  Cliff would rather have a yard without trees.  Easier to mow, you know.  But when we moved back here behind the barn, he said, "We're doing this for you, so if you want trees, have at it."  
I push-mow the immediate front and back yards so Cliff doesn't have to deal with mowing around trees.  

Look how big the trees have grown in five years!

Oh, and my flowers!!!!!  Cliff likes to look at flowers, but he'd rather not have to deal with them, for the same reason he doesn't want trees.  I also have to tell you how much I like the sidewalk.  We've always lived in the country, but this is the first time we've had sidewalk on which to walk from the house to the car and visa versa.  No mud.  SWEET.  

It's hard to pick a favorite flower, but I really do enjoy this red hibiscus.  My cousin Betty gave me the seeds that started this lovely plant growing in my flower bed.

In the back yard, I always stop to give thanks for.... not the birdbath... but the air conditioner.  We never had A/C until we moved back here in the pasture.  

In the back yard I have iris' and day lilies.  They make me smile.

Also in the back yard, my little orchard of dwarf fruit trees:  Sweet cherry, apricot, peach, plum, and apple.  I love fruit, and I pray I live long enough to taste the fruit from these trees.  I've also ordered three dwarf pear trees that I will plant this fall.  Obviously I think I am going to live forever.  

Baby trees.  I love babies.  

When I stand in my back yard in the early morning or late evening, or any time, really, I don't see houses or people or smog or buildings.  I see a field of alfalfa mixed with grass, and trees in the distance.    

Sometimes I think I am the most blessed person alive.  



A lot to be grateful for, indeed.

Paula said...

You have a lovely place Mosie. I waited 65 years for a brand new house (not a mansion) that other people hadn't made a mess of. Then I can go to the ranch to visit the cows and turtles when I want. God is good to us both.

"Zack" said...

Wow! That is most awesome. You've done a wonderfull job.

Helen said...

You both have a beautiful place. Love those flowers.You have a lot to be thankful for.

Hyperblogal said...

I love your mobile home.. and your grounds... and your flowers... and I just switched to Chrome because Safari was getting to be a tortoise.

Margaret said...

What a beautiful area--I can understand your happiness. I think your mobile home is nice too! Perfect size and not too much to clean. ;)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You do have a lovely yard. It shows lots of TLC and reflects what you love. So glad too to hear Iris is once again back home where she belongs. Hope you have a wonderful Monday!

Anita said...

If you think you are one of the most blessed people alive, then you are; and how great is that!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful and loving home with us.