Thursday, September 8, 2011

Not Letting Grass Grow....

Under my feet. Since arriving in Denver, I haven't had much of a chance to stop and think. The kids and grandkids have kept me busy. But I have managed to do a bit of exploring around the neighborhood and have found that there is an outdoor labyrinth about three blocks from the house.

And I have found lots of cool things that I would like to take pictures of so that I might share them with all of you. The unpacking is going slowly. We have essentially moved into a house that is half the size of the one we had in Arkansas and even though I had gotten rid of a lot of stuff before we moved, we still have a lot of stuff!! So as I unpack, I am also attempting to 'thin out' the accumulation of the years. Not always an easy task.

And the yard....well, let's just say that grass isn't growing there either. The previous owner wasn't into green, earthly things. The backyard had been used as a dirt track for motorcycles. How that was managed, I'll never know because the yard is the size of a postage stamp. But I have brought quite a few plants with me and hope to acquire more as time goes by. And with a bit of time and a lot of elbow grease, this place will be transformed. I have been blessed, though, with a cherry tree in the front yard, two apple trees to the west, a large lilac bush on the east, a healthy climbing rose and two enormous peony plants.

The critters are all adjusting. The dogs are enjoying the large front window - they are avid spectators to the comings and goings-on in the neighborhood. The cats have almost come to terms with the fact that they are house-bound for the time being. {I think Gomez may have a thing or two to say about that on Monday!}

And the Halloween stuff is just now coming out in the stores here. I'm really looking forward to all of that Halloween Goodness!


Aine said...

ah, moving in. It takes a long time, especially with the kids!! It'll all come together, don't worry. Wishing you lots of happiness in your new home!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A labyrinth 3 blocks from your house? Woo hoo! Score!

Gruvkitty said...

Having just moved myself, and also to a house much smaller, I wish you best of luck with your sorting and unpacking. Sometimes it feels good to clean out and "re-boot" somewhere new. I wish I could work on our yard, but we're in central Texas enduring a drought and lots of smoke! I look forward to seeing your house bloom under your watch.

Anonymous said...

The pictures with the grandkids are so very cute.
I hope you will be feeling at home in your new place very soon !!
Have a magical day.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see pictures of the transformation in process. It's so liberating to make a house a home and to personalize it.