Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Last year my back yard was blooming about this time. I had the deck lined with all kinds of beautiful flowers. It was a pleasant place to visit, and all the color brightened the view from the bedroom and family room windows. It was special.

Then my life got tuned upside down, and the back yard became a distant thought. I rarely went there for months as I had a yard man take over my duties. He cut the grass and I did minimal work to just keep the yard from becoming over-run.

But that all changed this past weekend as Wanda and I tackled the shrubs that needed trimming and cut back all the dead stuff in the back yard. We re-mulched the front flower beds, and Wanda and her Mother and sister, Kathy, planted flowers to put on the back deck.

The back yard is turning into a friendly place to visit again. Wanda and I worked for several hours on Saturday and Tuesday evening and my aching muscles and newly improved yards are the proof of it.

We have enjoyed the back porch as we have eaten breakfast and sipped morning coffee. Life looks bright again and I have a new spring in my step. That is what love, life, and God's love does for you. They all give you a hope and a future. 

God is good.


  1. I am so truly and completely happy for you.

    Also, I'd love to see pictures of this newly revived yard! I remember seeing a picture of your yard/deck quite awhile ago, and it looked like a very peaceful place. I'm glad it has been returned to its beauty.

    Have a wonderful day!

    All best,

  2. Rebecca (Kristy's sister)April 29, 2009 at 9:41 AM

    Sounds beautiful! And even though pulling weeds is a hard job, I'm so glad that you had someone (Wanda) working along with you. Your back porch and back deck and yard are beautiful anyhow, so I'm sure you'll enjoy it even more now. The mornings sipping coffee sound so pleasant. God bless you both.

  3. Your back yard looks very inviting. We are deligently working on ours on these beautiful Spring days.

    At the moment we are painting our deck. Oh why did we ever start painting rather than staining? Of course I know you can't answer that because even I can't answer that.

    The pictures are wonderful, love all the colors.

    Many Blessings

  4. Looks like a great place for coffee and conversation. The flowers are lovely.