Most of the pictures I've shared have been of the front perennial bed. I think I may be partial to it because I started it as a new bed and I love seeing it mature but our backyard is actually a big part of what sold us on this house.
The beautiful stone walkways, the pond and the huge patio were all here when we moved in, as where multiple mature trees that provide wonderful summertime shade.
We have added and removed some in the three years we've lived here including this peach tree and a little vegetable patch which I have big plans to expand this fall.
I really admire those of you who can be totally content with where you live. I wish I could say I have always been one of those.
I am more content now than I've ever been and I think it's been more of a conscious choice than an actual arrival at a destination.
I love it here in our little suburban cottage on Lemon Lane. Not because it's the grandest place we've ever lived, not because it's acres secluded in a thicket of trees with rolling hills and a beautiful lake, but because I've learned contentment is an attitude within the heart.
I'm linking up with Fishtail Cottage for Flora Thursday...