Thursday, July 26, 2018

Little Things I Love!

Over this Summer, there were several days when 

I thought to myself how incredibly lucky I was. 

And that was because I was doing something I really enjoyed. In particular, I got to do some gardening around one of our properties. And I truly loved it.

The garden was all set up by the previous owner, and left to grow wildly over the past four years. 

It is a bright mix of perennials.
Bright white daisies spread out confidently throughout the middle.  

Orange lilies proudly take up an entire corner. 

Red blanket flowers are about to bloom and brighten up the entire garden. 

Mint and lavender add gentle aroma reminding me of our cottage back in childhood.

Beautiful yet overgrown, the garden needed some care.

I was delighted to give it a trim.

Under the warm Ontario Sun, this was a dream come true.

I first weeded, and weeded, and weeded. Until I took out 5 bagfuls of various greenery.

Then, I trimmed the bushes, making sure they wouldn't put too much shadow on the garden. I also wanted them to stay safely below the eaves.

Next, I re-arranged the fresh sprouts, and moved some of the flowers around. My goal was to add a little more order yet keeping the nature's charm.

Lastly, I put landscaping fabric and mulch all around. This made my work look complete. I hope it will last a while now.

Voala! Job well done. And so much fun.

"I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself:
'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I'm about to do today?'
And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row,
I know I need to change something",
Steve Jobs 

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