Tag: potting bench

Changing Seasons

Monday was the first day of autumn!

Our weather the last few days has been absolutely spectacular!  So much sunshine,  temperatures around 75 degrees.  Perfect!

Knowing these days are numbered I walked around my yard thanking God for all the joy, and the many peaceful days I spent outside this summer.

My burlap flower bags laying across tree branches.  I will definitely do this again next spring.

Burlap Flower Bag with ImpatientsBurlap Flower Bag

Hours of joy potting and caring for plants at my planting work space my sweet son helped to fix up and recycle.

Potting Work TableRemember how it was in early spring?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJust needed a little paint and some loving care!

How wonderful to see how all my plants have grown and thrived this year.

Potted Geranium

Most of all I will miss my “quiet place” as the weather turns and cold times arrive.


Oh the joy of sitting out here, especially mid morning, feeling the sun, having my coffee, reading and praying.  No stress, just peaceful quiet time.

But there were signs of change as I walked.

The last daisy of the summer, holding on, all others withered and gone.

IMG_0240[1]Leaves beginning to change, falling here and there.

My son working hard chopping and stacking wood for the cold ahead.

My son stacking wood for winter!

As time and days pass, everything changes.

This life of mine has changed over the years, maybe because I am growing old, but how I regret all the days of my life I wasted.

Wanting more things, acceptance and approval of people, trying to be whatever someone else at the time, wanted me to be, only to turn and go!

It is easy to think that we are without in this life but I have learned, as I have mentioned before, the first step in finding happiness is appreciating all that you have right now. We all really do have so much and I am not talking about money!

These glorious days of being outside make loving life easy.

Good bye summer!

Love to all, and please don’t forget to love your life!


My “someday” Project List!

Today is a beautiful day in West Chester, Ohio.  Finally!

It is sunny, with a light breeze, and 76 degrees.

I walked around our yard just to see what trees, plants, and shrubs made it through the winter and there it was, a project that has been on my “someday” list for years. A new potting bench!

This photo shows my pitiful bench right now.  It is pretty sad!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI put it together years ago with an old picnic table.

So, I am going to get started on this and report on my progress.  It will be fun!

I already have some old birdhouses, garden signs, and old watering cans to add that rustic look.  There are so many awesome potting bench ideas on Pinterest, hopefully I can use some for mine.

See you next time for the update on my progress.  Happy Spring!