Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Shade Garden

I have spent years working on our shade garden that leads to our front door.  Gardens are so much like life, they have to be loved, nurtured, cared for, fed and then given the freedom to do what they do best.

The wild violets, ferns and mosses are thriving now. The stones, fountain, walkway have a beautiful green mossy patina.

I step out every morning to marvel at its beauty...to see the sunlight play on the rocks and moss and hear the fountain gurgle.

Even when the temperature hovers near 100, our shade garden feels cool. It has become an oasis for creatures, butterflies, hummingbirds, dragon flies, chipmunks, and birds
visit us daily.  I am in heaven.


  1. This is such a good instance of the love you have put in coming back to you.

  2. You paint a nice refreshing picture of your cool shade garden. A great analogy to our own need for nourishment and freedom.

    Love your photos.