Saturday, August 08, 2015

Going Down a New Path

 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!

9 comments:

Carol said...

How exciting. Love the analogy of the path taking you in a new direction in retirement. Can't wait to see what your next project will be! Best wishes as you lay new paths and discover what's just around the corner!

Cindy, MCOK said...

I am looking forward to sharing the journey with you both virtually and face to face! Just try and stop me from visiting!

Dee Nash said...

It's going to be wonderful. No one deserves a break more than you. Love the path. ~~Dee

Gail said...

It looks wonderful...and I see a nice place to sit and enjoy your garden.

Leslie Kuss said...

Thanks everyone! It is certainly a new adventure. And yes, Gail, I occasionally sit there. I like having seats in various places so I get different views. And to be able to hide out from the sun at different times of the day.

Layanee DeMerchant said...

May both new paths bring you much joy.

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Kathy said...

I hope to one day visit that path in person. In the meantime, congratulations on your retirement and may you have many happy, healthy years to enjoy it!

Kim Mattingly said...

Looks fantastic so far, Leslie! Congrats on both of your new paths. :-)