Bucket List #14

Garden photo from Sunset Magazine

Today’s bucket list item is lighter than yesterday’s, I promise. We own about 1/4 acre and have been working on landscaping it bit by bit. To learn more, check out these posts:
It’s About Thyme
Garden: Revolution
Garden: Gearing Up
Garden: Sea Of Green
Garden: Payoff!
Garden: Mulch

Here’s what it looks like today, a far cry from my #14.

 Captured from the best angle.

A more realistic view.

Prettiest tomato flower I’ve ever seen.

Pretty maids all in a row. Cucumbers.

Baby tomatillo

Celery jungle

Watermelons have the prettiest foliage, in my opinion.

Low water aroma garden flowers.

The aroma garden smells great. Imagine that.

We use flood irrigation to water our lawn weekly, but because of a gate we weren’t able to berm all the way around the yard. Now we have a chain of sandbags. Not exactly Sunset worthy. Next time I’ll figure out how to install a french drain.

View from the hammock.

Climbing on the sand box, making eyes at Misty. 

Talking on the phone with Grandma Teri, and sitting on Olive.

My motivation for making the backyard livable.
He likes it, he really really likes it!
  1. Travel to 6 of the 7 continents. Let’s be honest, Antarctica is a long shot. So far I’ve been to North America (Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica) and Europe (France).
  2. Spend time practicing yoga at an ashram in India, with my brother.
  3. Join a choral group and sing with them regularly.
  4. Tour all 50 states in an RV.
  5. Visit Monet’s Gardens at Giverny.
  6. Take ballroom dancing classes so I can ballroom dance for fun.
  7. Travel to a far away destination by boat.
  8. To be exceedingly generous to my family and friends.
  9. Write a book.
  10. Complete all three courses designed by BKS Iyengar in his book Light On Yoga, over the prescribed 300 weeks (5.7 years). 
  11. Go hang gliding.
  12. Catch a baby being born.
  13. Champion a cause – out of hospital midwife assisted birth.
  14. Have a garden worthy of a Sunset Magazine photo shoot.
~If you need to catch up on any of my bucket list items, find the corresponding post # in the June 2012 list at the right hand side of this page.


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