Tuesday, July 26, 2011

do you see what I see?



I pretend that I live in the country. I dream about living on a farm. I picture one day walking around holding a basket of home grown fruits & vegetables. I look in my backyard and see all the different colors bursting. I enjoy creating our own Garden of Eden... even if it is on a small city lot. I watch the butterflies & hummingbirds and tell the kids to hurry up and come watch. Maybe one day. Or maybe only here. I dream of wrap around porches and my girls grooming their own ponies. I want the kids to have acres to explore and still be safe.

Lazy days and bare feet are the best. The kids go absolutely bonkers over outdoor meals & fire pits in the early evening. In some elemental way, I think it's even healthier for them. Building stuff and climbing in and out of forts make for endless play. I love green grass and country flowers. I want to be surrounded by peace and warm quiet nights. I may never live in the big open country, but the little bit of country living we've transplanted here at our home is close enough for me.

By the way-- Yes, that is a little cupcake enjoying his bobby under the shade of the trampoline. And yes, that is a slip-n-slide on the ground in front of him.



5 comments:

Jo Black said...

so sweet..... :)

Theresa said...

Oh I would love a wrap around porch someday too! I'd sit and drink tea and watch the kids play :)

Carla said...

My children were raised this way, country living on a small lot, and if I had it to do again, I would. What sweetness...

Claire said...

lets see...i am 24 and still go bonkers for grilling and fire pits!

Treasures Evermore said...

Just lovely...and our entire family lots firepits and outdoor camping on our little homestead...if we only could get some summer weather...been a lousy one so far...only 6 days of warmth:-)