|A Loquat tree at the new place! Japanese Plum. I've studied up...they're supposed to be delicious!|
Well, not new...it was built in 1965 but the current owner has done a wonder of renovations and we'll be happy to live there. We will transition in the form of scaling down--in the square feet of the house and in the size of the lot. We currently live on a country lot of 1.3 acres and are moving to a city lot of .25 acres. The changes coming around require lots of shifting...of furniture, of landscape dreams, of traffic patterns. But we're ready.
|Iris: "Dauntless" We'll be starting (another) new iris bed!|
Having moved fifteen times in eighteen years has us a little too nomadic, and four years in the same place is odd. This moving feels like waking up, stretching, yawning, and warming up those muscles that have gone unused for a while. But it's all good. We seriously hope to get used to stationary living...as much as we make fun of ourselves--the last three houses we've bought were supposed to be "forever" houses. Not so much. This time we're not calling it a forever house, but more of a "Ten Year House", and are willing to see what happens.
I've been busy saving starts of plants all around, herbs, perennials, vines, etc. Our cannas, the ones we have dragged around for almost twenty years...yes, they're going too. I've joined a garden site that has no end of expertise and camaraderie, and threatens to overwhelm me in Garden Fever. But it's all part of the transition, and I'm not going to fight it too hard. I mean, why should I? A new yard! New plans! Roses!
|Saving seeds...one great thing about the garden website I've joined...they all trade plants!|
The effects do tell on me once in a while, taxing my energy reserves. So today I took advantage of a quiet Sunday afternoon...took a nap. Of course Willie and Schultz took advantage as well...and roosted on me while I slept. That's okay...I like to think they were conveying a little energy to me for the upcoming weeks of hard work, painting, moving furniture, and alllll that digging of new flower beds.
Life really is pretty interesting in the margins.
Where are the margins in your life, and how can you make the best of them?