Saturday, January 21, 2012

My Garden Shed Re-Visited


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-


I created my own hideout as well.


My garden shed is really that-

a shed,

a hideout

attached to the back of our garage.


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.


Truth be told-

this space -

no matter how hot it is,

is also where the stress leaves,

and gratitude reigns supreme.


Garden Shed



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.


Extreme heat?

That’s ‘no step for a stepper’,

as my father would say.


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Best of 2011


these wonderful parties.

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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!!


NanaDiana said...

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

Patricia @ 9th and Denver 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!


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.


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 gotta love our Texas weather...

D.B. said...

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

Olive 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.
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Anita at Cedar Hill said...

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

Unknown said...

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


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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