Wednesday Vignette: Potential

The photo I'm sharing this week for Wednesday Vignette, hosted by Anna at Flutter & Hum, will be a bit repetitive to my Facebook friends, but I wanted to show everyone else, too. I shared most of the progress of my big projects yesterday. Today I'm showing the area off the back patio after I finished mulching it yesterday. I took the photo this morning, as the fog eliminated any shadows that would have obscured it.

I love the sight of a freshly-prepared bed, with that sharp contrast between dark mulch and bright bark chips on the paths. ready and waiting to be planted. It represents potential. It's the same reason I love flower buds as much as the flowers themselves. I have an idea of what I want this bed to be, but at this point it's still just an idea, hovering in the ether. I also love prepared beds because it means the next step is the most fun: planting! I'm still trying to wait for the rains, both to relieve me of worrying about watering and to soften the soil so I don't need a pickax to dig. I might plant a few things, watering the planting holes thoroughly to get them through until it rains. It depends on how much self-control I have. But now I can start placing things and get a better idea of where I want to plant everything. 

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This is just one area, though. I still have four other large areas, and a couple little spots, to cover before I'm done spreading mulch. Back to work...


  1. This is so exciting, Evan! I can't wait to see what you do with it.

  2. This wide angle 'After' picture is exactly what I was waiting to see. If I'm not mistaken, there were a few additional beds that were to receive the dark mulch treatment. What a sight!
    Since it's not predicted to rain till the weekend, its perfect weather for digging holes and staging plans. If I didn't have to go to work I'd volunteer to come and help. You parents must be thrilled with how its coming together.


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