We moved to our Little Piece of Eden just over 38 years ago.
Then, our only trees were those that outlined the perimeter of our hectare of land. Plus a majestic white oak that still stands proudly near the entrance of our lane, and the walnut tree directly behind our house. Since then the tree population has risen to well over 200, some we planted and others that planted themselves.
Flower gardens dot the property, mostly perennials native to this area. We do have some non-native, invasive species, but when it come to our native, poison ivy, invasive species, I hope the periwinkle wins out. One tiny vegetable garden sits quietly at the edge of the lawn, waiting patiently for me to retire so that it can grow.
Thoughts of leaving our oasis have been very few and far between, thoughts that vanish more quickly than they appear.