There is a new path in my garden, as well as a new path in my life. After 32+ years of providing child care in my home I have retired. New paths beckon but I am taking time before I go down any of the life paths. I wasted no time, however, removing the last of the grass that I had kept for the children to run on and in its place is a new garden path. After all the years of play there was a fairly worn path already but I wanted a brick path for getting to the compost bin during the rainy (pleasepleaseplease) winter to come.
I then expanded the two beds that bordered the grass area opening up new areas to plant some of the things I have been starting in anticipation of retirement. I also have some items on my Annie's Annuals wish list for purchase when summer winds down.
The remaining area is currently covered in wood chips; they are serving as a place holder and also to add some organic matter to areas that have been trampled for years.
I am loving the view from here that for the first time in many years does not include a Little Tikes climbing structure!
At the far end of the path is the compost bin...and beyond that the next item on my garden redo! Which I am saving for next time. Let me just say it is something I have wanted for years and can't believe I never got around to building. Retirement opens up time for all kinds of things!