Saturday, March 19, 2011

grateful for our little patch of wilderness

When I'm being melodramatic (which is perhaps more often than I'd like to admit!) I refer to our backyard as "the concrete wasteland"... because most of our less-than-3m-wide space is covered in the stuff. Grey, cracked, concrete.

I often suffer from backyard envy... but, some days, our space has its own magic and wildness...

tiny baby snails


spiders weaving beautiful webs


seedlings growing from the very seeds she collected




and sometimes a cheeky rabbit pops in for some silverbeet!


So, while I still dream of our "one day" garden, I am grateful (thanks, Maxabella).

12 comments:

Alison said...

I understand completely about the "one day" garden. We also have a small space, but it is amazing at what you can do and the things you can find.

We also spend lots of wonderful times at the park.

m.e (Cathie) said...

your garden has all the magic it needs for the moment. enjoy the time & your "one day" garden will of course be amazing.

thanks for the sweetest of words lovely Catherine, i really appreciated it & it definitely made me smile.

big hugs & hope to see you soon ♥

Vic said...

Oh how cute is that tiny snail?

Our garden is a bit bigger than yours but not nearly as big as we would like so I'll join you in dreaming, yet being grateful all the same.

Kate said...

You know what? Sometimes I dream of having a tiny yard that needs barely any maintanence.
Wonderful photos and I totally think that little bunny of your is just the cutest.

beck said...

And one day you will, and one day you will also have lovely memories of your bunny and her seeds and the happy days you spent in your own little patch. Lovely post xo

Bungalowgirl said...

Keep dreaming about your " one day " garden and it will arrive. I had been dreaming for about 4 years and now we are there and all the stress of buying/selling/moving was worth it when I gaze up at all my trees. Gorgeous photos, gorgeous bunny- girl and not a chunk of concrete in sight.

Posie Patchwork said...

Yay for the garden.
Hey, saw your comment on Punky&Me, the week i was born Kung Fu Fighting was number 1 in Australia, so we must be around the same age?? Love Posie

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

:)))

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I am with Kate, sometimes we dream of having a tiny backyard that requires no mowing!!Imagine the time we would have.

Maxabella said...

Concrete smoncrete. It looks like a place of wonders to me. x

flowerpress said...

I have a lovely big yard and still dream of my one day garden with more space! Love the bunny :-)

the textured leaf said...

Gorgeous little bunny girl! I cant get my boy to nibble anything green!
I have a constant battle with possum poo. Swap you?