Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Outside is Home Too!

For years I haven't had the energy to do much more than take care of John, make sure he had meds and such, and read him some books. Since changing diet and giving up grains I find that I have more and more energy as the days go by and lately have started planting things outside, I have found my love for outside again. I love to see the little flowers and the butterflies, the bees and all the different leaves and such and so end up spending a good bit of each day outside. Poor John, he is 7 and his mommy just now wants to be outside and he just isn't sure that outside is home too. But every time he gets a chance to play in the dirt he is happy to be outside too :)

This is the box garden on the front of the house, constructed so that it was the right height for John to play in too. Underneath of it is the beginnings of a whole bunch of flowers that my mom sent me for Mother's Day in a roll, and the mum from Mark's mom's funeral and in the bottom right side of the picture you can see the sunflowers that Mark and John planted.

Our friends son did a lot of hard work helping us to remove the bushes in the front of the house. In their place is one of my all time favorite bushes, a little snowball bush growing bit by bit every day to fill our bedroom window with it's beautiful flowers, meanwhile around it is also cantaloupe to fill the space this summer and hopefully provide some yummy stuff too!

John loves to play in the dirt and he was enjoying himself enough today to stay and play even after I had finished adding some new plants. The side will eventually be full of flowers and elephant ears and will make me smile just to see it, today John makes me smile, well okay every day he does that.

Along the back are more flowers, Columbines which remind me of my beloved mountains, and others that draw hummingbirds and butterflies, my hope is that as they grow up John's window will always have a delight of life teeming right outside of it.

One last picture of the boy who was having so much fun in the dirt and one of my favorite flowers. I am so thankful that we have found this way for me to have more energy to enjoy more of life and to enjoy more of John too, now if the poor kid can ever get it through his head that outside is home too, we'll know that I've finally hung around out there long enough, nah, there's always another place to plant another flower :)

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