Saturday, January 21, 2012

My Garden Shed Re-Visited

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In 2011, despite days of heat my garden thermometer had a hard time registering,

I continued to enjoy a favorite space that is all mine.



Just as I created a hideout for my grandsons to

have when they visited last summer-

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I created my own hideout as well.

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My garden shed is really that-

a shed,

a hideout

attached to the back of our garage.

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It is where I sit, with a small fan blowing on me,

when it is so hot here in South Texas, I can’t seem to make it to the back door of the house.

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Truth be told-

this space -

no matter how hot it is,

is also where the stress leaves,

and gratitude reigns supreme.

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Garden Shed

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And so my planning for gardening in 2012 is underway.


We have a very short winter.

It was 87 degrees today.


I am the eternal optimist when it comes to gardening

where I live.

Drought? 

Extreme heat?

That’s ‘no step for a stepper’,

as my father would say.

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and

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19 comments:

Pondside said...

I'd love to have a proper garden shed, with no thought of storing big old construction-type items. A place with a chair and shelves for my pots, and room for some of my favorite outdoor things. It's still winter here, but I have my eye on spring. It may never get to 87 here on the Island, where breezes always blow, but it's nice to have a place of one's own to get out of the sun. I have my eye on one of the chicken coops...

Pam @ Frippery said...

Fantastic little hide away. 87! We have been stuck at home all day because our drive is a 1/4 sheet of ice. Granted we have had a mild winter this year, almost springlike for this part of southwest Ohio. I guess we should expect this weather but I was getting spoiled by temps in the 40's and 50's. I hope you spend Lot's of time dreaming in your special spot.

Blondie's Journal said...

I'd love to have a little spot of my own...a place for all my garden tools, pots and books. I could while away a few hours there and maybe even get some gardening in!!

XO,
Jane

NanaDiana said...

What a great looking spot to sit and rest your soul. I love it. All we are growing here is icicles...it is near zero tonight- xo Diana

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

A wonderful cool place to hide from the heat and sun overhead.
I love it.
I am curious...I'm not familiar with the phrase
'no step for the stepper'

could you elaborate?
You've made me curious!

Pat

Bliss said...

I have got to quite reading blogs...... I never considered decorating a shed we have out in the back. Till now...... thanks, you gave me a project for summer, but I think I'll have to spray for bugs, I don't want to be sitting with the fan on me, cool ice tea in hand and have one drop from the sky on me.

~Bliss~

Dixie said...

We're just praying for rain-rain-rain... suppose to get some this week... garden planting starts next month! oh my!!

Deb said...

my hubby uses that phrase also...I love your shed...you gotta love our Texas weather...

D.B. said...

A room of her/your own! Lovely, wherever it may happen.

Olive Cooper said...

Of course you must have a hideout in that heat. A place to plot your next move is essential.

Theresa said...

Oh how I love your garden shed! It is SO sweet and I know you enjoy it! Hope that the weather will get better for this growing season! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Jojo said...

Seriously, 87? Wow. I'm hoping to get out today and enjoy temps in the 60s and pull a few weeds. You must love having a garden hideout. It's your version of a secret garden.

Marigene said...

You mean there really is a little spot to escape the unrelenting heat?

chateau chic said...

What a wonderful sanctuary you have created. I see why the stress leaves when you spend time there.
Your newest follower, Mary Alice

Anita Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Love the shed, and I am looking forward to spring flowers here in Texas. It should be soon.

Liz said...

This would be great here in AZ too. Kind of a secret garden. Great Idea.

~Liz

Ula Heximer said...

It's quite nice. Transforming a garden shed can be pretty fun. It's more than a storage space, after all, and you've proven that. You've shown that it can be something akin to an outpost for the garden surrounding it.

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sheds liverpool said...

A shed is a type of storage that is used mainly for storing garden tools and paraphernalia. A place where the pots, sacks of garden fertilizers, watering cans, buckets, rakes, spades, trowels, pruning shears, pitchforks, wheelbarrows, lawnmowers, or leaf blowers are found.

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