Summer around here means that our backyard has come into full bloom and everything’s growing like crazy. And on a beautiful evening like this, the potting shed my husband built by himself from scratch, almost looks like a little “cottage in the glen” doesn’t it? Come to think of it, it is large enough for a couple sleeping bags and if it weren’t for the possibility of spending the night with some curious, crawling, unwelcome visitors, I just might be tempted to camp out here for a night one time. It’s wonderfully quiet back here.
We’ve got several sunny faces in our landscape. This guy is my favorite.
This one hangs from the overhang of the shed and when the breezes blow, the bells make such a gentle sound.
He built this landing off the South side of the potting shed. From here, you can see down into the woods below . . .
. . . and here’s what you see up above.
These stairs lead down to the wooded area, where we see everything from birds, deer, squirrels, raccoons, pheasant, wild turkeys and more, depending on the season. This colorful pot of marigolds brightens up the top step.
I wish it always looked like it does now, but that's not possible where we live. Every year in the Spring, when we look out and see nothing but bare branches, brown grass and no flowers, it's hard to believe that it will be green and beautiful again.
But miraculously, it all comes back, and we enjoy it so much. Remarkable, isn’t it? A little time spent back here is certainly good for the soul. In my opinion, Summer is far too short.
Maybe we’ll have to think of a name for our little potting shed / backyard cottage. Any suggestions? :)