May 05, 2011

Back Yard Park

Back Yard Park

    Everyone needs a place to enjoy the evenings.  We call our little get away place, the Back Yard Park.  It consists of two large shade trees, a small patio table, two chairs, a seatee, a grill, lots of flowers and herbs, and a long stack of firewood that is seasoning for the winter.  It is far enough away from everything to be private.  
  We love to go there to read and relax. 


   I love to cook with fresh herbs.  My chives wintered well, and are already booming.  Just before the very cold weather set in, I emptied the pots of herbs into a heap, so I could repot them in the spring.  I sat small tables over the heap for protection from the cold.  This works well with our cold Kentucky winters.

Some Plants Started from Seed

 It is a lot easier to go to the nursery and buy everything already full grown, but, I love to grow lots of things from seed.  I love to watch them grow, then share with my neighbors. 



   We have two Clematis growing up this old well post.  The purple one hasn't bloomed yet.  The birds love to sit up there and sing, and we love it. 
This is not a well, but, it does look real.   We built it in our back yard several years ago.  Hope you are enjoying your day, wherever you are. 
Blessings, Trisha 


  1. Hi Trisha! I LOVE your back yard park! What a great idea!

    And I love that you grow your own herbs! I did that for a few years, but just haven't made the time to do it again this year. I bought some Basil pesto yesterday, and thought...I really should grow herbs again!! Fresh home grown herbs make everything better, don't they??

    Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment on my Mother's Day post. I am thanking God for your thankful heart, and for making Mother's Day special for you. I love how He does things like that! That's just what I'm talking about! I take lots of joy in knowing my Mom is there with Him, but sometimes I feel a bit blue, too. Nothing like the first year...but I just want to pick up the phone and hear her voice.

    Love and hugs to you, sweetie! Have a great Mother's Day. I will be praying for you!
    May God shower you with gentle blessings,

  2. Very nice. I bet you really enjoy it. I had planned to create a family area in our backyard,but just haven't had the time or the money to do it.
    Also, I wanted to say thank you for all the sweet comments you always leave me on my blog. You've been a blessing to me. It helps just knowing others are thinking of you and praying for you.((hugs))