A garden for living in

For the Mach’ Was challenge to do something with gardens, here I’m doing something with mine. We’ve been living in our current house for almost 15 years now, which has both a front and a back garden. Not huge but big enough and green and a bit of an oasis for us. These two gardens have given us so much joy and so many memories over the years…

The summer after we moved in, the back garden became a building ground. We wanted grass and so took out a lot of the stone tiles…

The garden was used as a playground by our children (and our cats) when they were small…

It’s been a bit of a sculpture gallery as well…

Our gardens, front and back, are a place to chill…

… and eat and celebrate birthdays and anniversaries and national holidays…

They are places to be worked on, like trimming the overgrowth or making the front garden look nice again…

… and for our cats to enjoy (I’m including my old black and white cat who died years ago as well)…

… we use it for little family photo sessions with the kids, or with some of my siblings, or for recording video messages for someone’s birthday…

… we sometimes do our actual jobs in our gardens, especially during Covid lockdowns (and our neighbour’s cat sometimes comes to visit as well)…

… we gaze at objects flying over our garden, like a police helicopter a few weeks ago, or, preferably, hot air balloons flying over on some evenings in the spring and summer months…

We enjoy the spring and summer blossoms…

… and the winter…

… and magical lights at night…

Yes, we really enjoy our gardens and the lives we get to lead in them. Mr. Esther and I are talking of moving in a few years time to another town and a nice large flat with a balcony when the kids definitely leave the house. I wonder if we really will do that, though – move to a place without a garden. I think we may miss our own outside green space too much.

29 thoughts on “A garden for living in

      1. Servetus

        I asked this because this is the main obstacle here to being outside from June until it freezes, unless you can put on long sleeves. I’ve been pondering the question of a covered deck for this reason.

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      1. Well, yes, of course we also have spiders and flies and dragonflies and bees and bugs and snails and even sometimes butterflies in the garden but they don’t bother me. 🙂
        And yes, our black cat does catch animals, but not necessarily in our garden, more from around the neighbourhood. She catches birds, frogs, moles, mice, fireflies, although for the past month of two we haven’t found any new dead bodies in the house (knock wood it stays that way!)

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    1. @aradaghast : ah non, pas les araignées, pas les araignées ! Ici, on en a pas mal, surtout de très grosses, qui entrent dans l’appartement à l’automne, à cause de la proximité du parc et des grands arbres. Et comme je suis (gravement) arachnophobe, c’est un peu ma hantise. Les chats sont modérément intéressés, en général.

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  2. Wow, your garden really is well used. It looks as if it has exactly the right size for a suburban garden, for people who work full time and need a place to wind down after a day of work. And how wonderful to see all those memories that have been created in this pretty green space.

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