One Sunny Spot

We live on Dead Horse Canyon, one of the largest green belts in Seattle.  When you stand on our back porch and look out, you sort of forget that you live in Seattle.  You feel a bit like you’re camping instead.

This is why we bought our house.  Really.  The single reason.  And we LOVE it.  But this means that there is really only one spot in our entire yard that isn’t in complete shade.  This spot has previously been a driveway.  But it is no more.

I tried to create a garden in the back a few years ago but nothing grew due to lack of sun.  So now, we have a 12′ by 16′ (ish) garden spot, in direct sunlight, smack dab in our front yard.  Made of completely recycled and FREE materials. – thanks to our wonderful friend Jason.  We banged it together and it turned out beautifully.  Now it just needs to grow!

I also need to figure out how to keep the dog and the kid out until the plants are at least a little sturdy.  The minute Autumn saw it put together, she nearly passed out at the idea of a “giant dog pound.”  She nearly came apart when I told her we were going to fill it with dirt.  Oh, the horror of it all.



2 Responses to “One Sunny Spot”

  1. It does kinda look like a graveyard-you can’t blame the girl for trying!

  2. Just noticed your current book pick. I LOVE this book!

    “People imagine that missing a loved one works kind of like cigarettes. The first day is really hard but the next day is less hard and so forth, easier and easier the longer you go on. But instead it’s like missing water. Every day, you notice the person’s absence more.”

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