Early Morning Thoughts
I usually think I'm one of the most fortunate people in Canada. I live in one of the most beautiful places that can be imagined, next to the Pacific ocean, in a lovely neighborhood of very friendly people. Our home is on one level, and very easy to look after.
It was a hard decision, but a good one, to leave the previous beautiful but very large home, radically downsize, by getting rid of a lot of stuff, and move to a place that would have everything we desired as we retired and wanted different opportunities, and a different lifestyle.
I have a sunroom because our backyard patio was enclosed last year, and it is just wonderful to have, summer and winter. We have a panoramic view of the ocean, the cruise ships, barges, tugs and other traffic, but there's hardly any traffic in our subdivision.
I have a beautiful rock garden out the front of the property, filled with herbs and other sun loving plants. When you wander through to the back part I have raised beds for the veggies, and some beautiful perennial flowers. I'm gradually replacing the lawn with other surfaces, because lawns take a lot of water, and I just don't like that, even though they look beautiful.
We live in a very temperate area of the country, so we have no snow at all here, even though the rest of Canada at the moment is in a deep freeze.
Image Credit » Image from Vicki Warner