How has the weather been where you live? Have you had a chance to get out a bit to enjoy Spring?
Thankfully, the weather around here has been quite beautiful lately. A good amount of rain, and lots of blue skies and sunshine in the mix! Everything has turned to a lush green, and flowers are blooming.
The other evening, a couple of birds were singing the most beautiful melody in the backyard. I couldn’t see them, but their enchanting song seemed to joyfully echo through the trees. It was a rare kind of sound, and made me drop everything I was doing to stop and listen.
We have been making the most of the nice weather. Even on weeknights, we’ve often opted to eat in the backyard, enjoying the longer hours of sunshine and the blissful fragrance of the nearby lilac blossoms.
We have been so busy lately that our backyard is definitely sporting a very ‘natural’ kind of beauty. 😉 If the weather cooperates, I am hoping to spend some time working in the yard next weekend. Over time, I hope to create a yard that grows plenty of native plants and provides some habitat for butterflies and bees, so I will be doing a bit more research, too.
In the meantime, I hope you have a great week! I’ll leave you with some famous reflections on “the backyard” and outdoors. Do any of these resonate with you?
“People’s backyards are much more interesting than their front gardens, and houses that back on to railways are public benefactors.”
~ John Betjeman
“Nature is impersonal, awe-inspiring, elegant, eternal. It’s geometrically perfect. It’s tiny and gigantic. You can travel far to be in a beautiful setting, or you can observe it in your own backyard – or, in my case, in the trees lining New York City sidewalks, or in the clouds above the skyscrapers.”
~ Gretchen Rubin
“The really best acting is children in a playground or in a backyard. They’re just lost in their imagination…”
~ Nolan North
“I like to sit in my backyard. I go out on the hammock and sit in silence and kind of meditate. Nature is calming, and it’s nice to go out there and clear my head.”
~ Devon Werkheiser
“I feel a responsibility to my backyard. I want it to be taken care of and protected. “
~ Annie Leiboritz