I’ve been struggling this year between a pull to be out in my own backyard and in my blogging backyard. Well, the two just came crashing in on each other. I spent the last two days cleaning up the ten or more felled trees in my physical backyard until my back gave out mid-day yesterday. Now, I’m in bed with a back full of pulled muscles and an injured SI joint. So, I have plenty of time for my blogging backyard. But, it got me thinking . . .
What’s in your backyard? One fabulous thing about blogging is that I can so easily connect to people across the country and across the world. And most of these folks I have no idea where they live or what their back yard looks like. In fact, I get a better sense of what’s in their virtual backyard than their real one.
So, feel free to take this time to let me know, what’s in your backyard. Goodness knows, I’m not leaving this bed anytime soon, so I’ve got lots of time to read your posts and comment too!
Here’s a peek into my backyard. A few days ago it looked a lot different. It’s amazing how ten minutes can change your world. My yard is usually an acre of grassy soccer field, vegetable garden with a long row of ripe raspberries and blueberries, a wooded area with a lot of tall trees, and just beyond the yard a many acred field with deer, hawk, and fox that abuts UMass, Amherst. At the moment, in my yard there are at least ten felled trees: a pin oak, a sugar maple (so sad as it produces much maple syrup each spring), a line of four white pines (really tall, really big), a line of 6 Hemlock, another maple and a nut tree. Okay, that’s more than ten. What didn’t fall? Thank goodness we still have plenty of trees including the four largest trees–two Tulip Poplars, a very old oak, and a clump of white pines. Not only would it be sad to lose these trees, but losing these would most likely mean losing our house too. But, a momma deer and her two babies seem to find solace and comfort amidst the rubble and for that we’re thankful.Filed under Uncategorized | Comment (1)