We bought the house in October of 2010. The photo from the listing was taken in September of that year. I decided to take a picture every year on or about Labor Day to chronicle the transformation of our front yard and gardens.
|Milquetoast. From the listing (2010)|
|2013. Note the fence coming up the west side.|
|I wish I had more pics from this angle but I keep forgetting to take them! (also 2013) The first tree we planted can be seen near the sidewalk here. A State Fair apple tree.|
|Last fall (October-ish 2014). A few more trees are planted.|
In total, he planted three apple trees, two pear trees, two peach trees and two plum trees plus a row of cherry bushes along the alley. We also have red currants, gooseberries, and black raspberries. 'Pie' is a magic word around here.
I sat on the porch and watched it rain for awhile today. All those trees are starting to look pretty good. In my mind's eye, I could see how they might look in a few years' time. It made me smile to think of it. Fruit trees feel like 'home' to me.
Spring is a fertile time of year. Things sprout and grow from the earth and from within the mind. The new ideas for our place are many and multiplying daily. We have several projects that we've started and need to finish. Other projects are in the works and a few have been set aside for next year or maybe the year after. The more we talk and work, the more it feels like home...like it's where we belong.
We're settling in.