...Homemade Rainbows...


Monday, March 23, 2009

beaches and backyards

A slice of each it seems is a pretty delicious thing for the soul.....

A treat and an escape to vast white sands and turquoise waters.....
To get wet and run and lose ourselves in wind whipped dune grass.......

To sit and make sand drip castles, indulge our bare skin and bury our toes.

All of course after busily nourishing the other half of our souls.... in the backyard....

Chopping and replacing an unwanted ornamental with an equally beautiful and silvery leafed tree that better still will bear crunchy fruit to fill our tummies......

Digging and extending new vegetable beds in the brown rich earth of our garden to grow even more organic produce.....

Excitedly planning what is to be added to the growing list for this Autumn.....(As much as I want to I have not read *Food not Lawns * yet.....I know I would lose myself easily within it's pages).

And harvesting more of what has been growing over the Summer.......
It was such a delectable blend of weekend doings here....
Pandering to our desire for all things delicious and productive, both within the backyard and at the beach.....

12 comments:

Molly said...

Simply Lovely

Tammy said...

Mmmmm...lovely all the way around. The photos of the beach - WOW. Looks like it was indeed a "delectable" weekend for you! :)

littlechrissy said...

Beautiful. I want to come and visit your corner of the world - your photos always make it seem like a little slice of paradise.

beck said...

I really enjoyed your photo's - so beautiful. Can I come and live with you? x

Madeline said...

I do love an edible yard, and yours is simply divine!
Oooo...and those beach shots...beautiful!

Sherrin said...

wow... you seem to be living my dream!! *sigh*

and drip castles! I grew up in a coastal town and made so many of those as a child. Lovely simple memories. :o)

Mon said...

Lovely.

Wow, you guys grow bananas/plantains?!

Megan: The Byron Life said...

Oh yes yes to all of that. How wonderful. And, I love love drip sand castles. they're the best.

I have so many ornamentals in my garden, hopeless... but I balance them out with a whole array of native nectar plants and berries for the birds... so at least someone eats well from my little patch!

x

Claire said...

Keep enjoying life's little pleasures =)

Lisa said...

Such paradise where you live! I will have to check out the article you mentioned. BTW, I mailed off the ginkgo leaf brooch this morning. I'm not sure how long it will take to get there...hopefully not too long! Enjoy Autumn!

Sabrina said...

So very inspiring...the beach and the garden. Ahh. I love hearing about your slice of paradise. And now I'm longing warmer days so our summertime adventures can begin here.

Angela said...

we are buying our first house and the yard is nothing but freshly plowed dirt - your transforming of your yard into an edible landscape is an inspiration - that's exactly what we want to do, although here in the Pacific NW, there won't be any bananas - lots of blueberries and raspberries, though.