A big weekend is on the horizon and the sun is finally shining in Seattle. Our front yard has been quietly going about its business and now that I can actually look out the window and enjoy the view (rather than cursing the rain), I can’t believe what I see.
I take no credit for this garden. It was designed by a very talented woman and planted by an amazing man who continues to nurture it and give it love. Graham, who is 5, says plants need sun and rain and love to grow and I believe him. Randy always says our plants look happier when Michael has been by. This is only the beginning. Our garden kind of reaches its peak in late July when people stop on the sidewalk and gawk at our plants in all their glory. Lavender lines our walkway and there is color everywhere.
This will be our fourth summer in this house but our first with red doors. I love these doors. When we bought the house, it was unfinished but all walls were up and the exterior had been painted. At first, I didn’t like the black. It is a very un-Seattle like color. We decided we could change it after a few years, but it grew on us and we finally decided all we really needed was a little more color. Enter the red doors, one in front, one in back, and this one on the detached garage. They make me happy every time I see them.
I am going to be pretty busy this weekend. I will be heading over to Bainbridge Island for a yoga retreat with my friend Jen on Saturday. Along with my mat, I will have a car packed with lunch for 25 yoginis. Sunday is, of course, Mother’s Day and I don’t know what is in store for me that day. I do know the weather forecast is for sun and temperatures in the 60′s so truthfully, I don’t care. Some time with family, maybe a good meal and I’ll be happy. Sunday also marks the two year anniversary of this blog which I really can’t believe. To celebrate, I’ll be sharing a special original recipe and will be doing a giveaway. Happy Friday everyone!