Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure of joining my landlady for a little stroll through a part of the farm that I had not yet explored.
This northeastern-most corner runs up against the surrounding development, but is still heavily treed, much to my extreme pleasure. As the landlady and I wandered around she pointed out where gardens and other structures once stood, where the old driveway used to run a mile out to the highway, and told some of the memories she has of who planted what, when, and why.
At one point, she remarked, “You know, I haven’t visited this part of the property in over a year!” This news made me feel good, as well as a little surprised: it’s a beautiful corner thick with stately, old trees, sapling thickets, and semi-naturalized garden flowers. I was glad that walking with me was the excuse she needed to walk over and see how beautiful it all still is, no matter how overgrown.
How about you? When you gaze out in your yards, or parks, or other surrounding green spaces, which ones do you walk by each day without ever peeking in? Have a look sometime. You’ll never know when you’ll find a surprise lurking in the brush, as we did in the final two images.
Coming up we’ll be investigating some of the trees I found in the northeastern corner, as well as some more of the trees blossoming along the driveway.