pretty pictures

Today I chose to ignore all the hullabaloo that’s going on in the world and post some pretty pictures I took of my “garden”.  I put garden in quotation marks because I didn’t really do much to make it a garden other than free cast some clover and wildflower seeds in my plot of dirt and watch to see what would come up. The birds and bees did the rest with a little help from the wind and rain. So, without further ado, I give you my garden:

long shot

From far away, it looks like a bunch of weeds.

From far away, it looks like a bunch of weeds, and that there’s no way anyone can walk through it, but once I get closer, there’s a game trail down the middle cut by deer and possibly elk, and who knows what else. I’ve been trying to catch the sly buggers on camera, but they’re slick. I haven’t seen hide nor hair of anything, but I see their scat all of the time and other evidence that they’ve been there, like broken and bent flowers, and you know, a game trail. Which is okay by me, because it gives me easy access to all of these flowers… 🙂

 

Okay, they’re not roses or daffodils or whatever, but I think they’re pretty. I even like the thistle which is growing wild and having a ball all over the place out there. And there’s some really tiny flowers out there too that I couldn’t get a good picture of because my camera skills are pretty average.  And there’s grass everywhere.  I like grass… I hate lawns. Lawns are boring, but grass is awesome. I counted at least seven different types of grass in my walk, and I think that’s great.  When you have a lawn you have, like,  one type of grass and you have to defend it from everything. Yawn.  I love my meadow and how the grass mixes with the flowers.  For me, everything just works.

On the other side of the driveway, the mini orchard we set up is doing its best to hang on. Remember, I don’t have the energy to tend to anything so I just had someone dig a hole and put the saplings I found on our property in and hoped for the best. Considering that last year they all resembled sticks, I think they’re doing okay.  Some foxgloves came over and kept the apple trees company for a while, but they’ve since died off. I got a few pictures before they did though. Sure, it’s not a manicured orchard, but it’s not meant to be. I just wanted to give the trees a chance to live before they all died fersure in what I can only guess was meant to be a starter nursery.  If they live then it’s meant to be, yay for the trees. If not, well, I gave it a shot. I’m not trying to grow apples and pears. I just think it would cool to have them if they decide to grow.

And, to make things really interesting, our Japanese maple sent out a billion seeds so we have those popping up all over the place. Seriously, if you look for them in all of these pictures, you’ll see them. From what I understand, hardly any of the the seedlings will live to see adulthood, so I’m not suddenly a millionaire, but yeah, that was fun trying to figure out what this little plant that was appearing all over my yard actually was. Now, if they do live to see adulthood, and I’m still around, hey, I could make bank. ^_^

Japanese maplesprout

Japanese Maple seedling

And that’s it.  It’s been a long time since I’ve had the energy to take a walk through my yard, let alone take pictures.  I hope you enjoyed them.  I now return you to your regularly scheduled day. ^_^

4 thoughts on “pretty pictures

  1. Your garden is STUNNING IMHO, but I’m a big fan of natural. I love to see wildflowers peeping through native grass and finding unsullied by the hand of man places. They are getting to be so rare though. You should cherish your own bit of natural garden a lot. You possess something that is unique and is increasingly never seen.

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    • Thanks! This is pretty much what every yard of mine will look like so long as I can get away with it. ^_^ I do plan on planting some bushes around the fruit trees and maybe some flowers so the pollinators can get over there next year. Other than that, I just leave it as it is for the most part.

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  2. I love how we all call our uncut lawns “meadows.” It makes me laugh. We have meadows too, but if, perchance a lawn mower were to be waved in their direction, they be be lawn-ish. Not fully lawned because we don’t even have one kind of grass that could be considered dominant. I think we have more dandelions than grass.

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