Archive for the ‘garden’ Category

Homelife Mosaic

June 19, 2007

Homelife Mosaic, originally uploaded by asiya2.

ah, the fun of learning how to make mosaics!



Little son discovers grass….

May 8, 2007

Little son discovers grass…., originally uploaded by asiya2.

We have spent the morning in the garden. Little son was fascinated by the grass. My kids belong on a farm. They are always in the dirt, whenever opportunity strikes. This means as soon as I sit down to feed the baby. I think dirt is good for them. But we do live in the city and this is a hassle.

Where I grew up it was taken for granted that children would be dirty. Clothes were old and darned and we wore gumboots (wellies) all year long. It was the country, we were aware that water came from the sky, not taps, we understood that it is precious. Baths happened at night time and if we had to go to the shop covered in mud during the day, so be it.

Here, my kids play as though they are on the farm, but if I take them out they are expected to be spotlessly clean, hair brushed, sporting the latest “designer” fashions. I refuse to worry about this. Childhood is childhood. My concern for my childrens wellbeing is exactly that, concern for them, not the neighbours.

So bring on the mud!

template for my jungle

May 7, 2007

the expanse is waiting, originally uploaded by asiya2.

This is our back garden. Classic Australiana, the hills hoist the proud centerpiece, a horribly ugly shed at the side. I love every inch of this yard! After we bought the house, I paced around the fence lines, savoring the fact that it was ours, truly ours. For the first time in my life, I have the opportunity to plant trees, watch them grow and hope iA, to sit in their shade and watch my grandchildren frolic and eat their fruit.

Even as a child, we moved frequently. I have never stayed in the same house for more than two or three years. I have dreams for this garden, many dreams. And I also will value your suggestions! I have so much to learn about growing things.