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Monday, 23 April 2012

I live here. Crazy.

I pulled in the driveway the other day after dropping Kennedy off at school and I thought to myself "I live here. Crazy."

This thought happens often enough, and when it does, I know it's probably time to grab my camera and go for a little walk before I start with my chores and projects for the day.

I don't think it had much to do with the mounds of grass clippings left after we finally got a chance to cut our lawn with the brand new John Deere we got to buy a few weeks ago, but maybe that's part of it.

And the fact that Kennedy gets to grow up here, playing in this sandbox down by the creek. Maybe that has something to do with it too.

Or the fact that the few bulbs that I got around to planting in the Fall are all coming up and doing better than any others that I've attempted ever.

And where I didn't plant any...

A whole field of cheery yellow flowers showed up anyway.

And I get to be one of the people who gets genuine joy out of seeing a field full of dandelions.

If this makes you nervous, don't worry. This is at the far edge of our property, and hopefully we will be putting chickens here anyway one day. Plus I really don't mind them. Lucky me!

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that even though there are tons of areas of this house that I think are ugly and drive me crazy, there are also a lot of areas that I know are ugly, but that I still manage to enjoy.

Every once in awhile I get lucky and notice all of these little things all at once and then I realize "I live here. Crazy." Pin It


Karen said...

I can feel your joy and gratitude! You do live in an amazing place! I love your dandelions and your daffodils. I'll bet that you can see stars for miles at night! Lucky girl! xx

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

What a beautiful post! I grew up in Chicago...now I live on a farm in Missouri and most days I wake up and say the same thing...I live here....crazy! It's the best feeling! Thanks for reminding me!

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

I love this post! I long for the day where I can drive up to my home in the country and feel just like this! It does look like you live in an amazing place!

Erica {let why lead} said...

If I were you, I would think that ALL the time! How amazing for your daughter to be able to grow up there!

Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous of your yard... Your daffodils are beautiful. I can't wait to have my acerage!


Keeping it Cozy said...

It looks absolutely beautiful... love that field of dandelions.

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Gorgeous! You live on some lovely property. I think the dandelions are are really pretty too! Stopping by from At the Picket Fence.

Alecia @ ChickenScratch NY said...

I think that every time I walk out my back door. I love dandelions. I love seeing a whole field covered in bright yellow, I wish it lasted longer!

Richella said...

Yes, crazy. . . crazy wonderful! What a privilege to live in such a beautiful place. Love your attitude about the dandelions!

Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home!

ForbrukslÄn pÄ dagen said...

How beautiful blossom and backyard we can be find and do pleasure in this garden also because there are dissimilar yellow flower shared we can be know that and go to in this garden. Most of the people are very like it and do enjoy it in this garden.