There’s nothing like a “new” house and yard. Everything is bright and shiny, full of promise. A “new” yard has lots of “promise” rather than “problems”. It is way more fun to plant a yard with your design in mind than to cut, pull and rearrange the current reality. It has been 5 years since we finished the house and moved it. Just this past week we re-did the floors…. so much harder than the first time. Lesson learned…. do the best job you possibly can the first time!
I have always thought that the Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandi flora) was the most gracious, lovely tree of the South. The Magnolia grows to enormous heights, is evergreen no matter how cold the Florida nights might go, has the most gorgeous, aromatic blooms and later vibrant red fruit pods. I love this tree! The Magnolia is like several southern ladies that I know. They lift their lives up to enormous heights, they are ever ready to help and their “Fruits of the Spirit” are known by many. One day I hope to be compared to such a tree.
A long time ago, down a dusty dirt road in Levy County, Florida, I saw this set of mailboxes.
It kind of struck me that I liked the rough, folk art feel of the boxes.
I know that they sell gorgeous mailbox covers, they even sell ugly fish mailboxes… but this was simple and home done.
Something made me stop and take a picture.
Somethings you can’t “buy”.