…and the second, and third, and it can go on.
Our house here in Beynes is build on the bottom of a hill and on the front of the plot. Yes, right on the pavement. If I stick my arm out of my kitchen window, I could touch the cars that pass. Really : )
The garden is behind the house and goes all the way up the hill. So you have to go upstairs to the first floor to get outside in our garden,
When we bought this house, you could not call it a garden. A wilderness would have been a better description. Anyway, we paged through old photo’s the other day, and actually felt impressed with what we have achieved by now.
People always say that we must have seen the potential in the house, that’s why we bought it. Unfortunately, no… it was big and cheap.
We got into it and started a big clean-up. Ok, maybe not we… mainly Danie, and with some help of the boys. And I should add that this was already the second summer in Beynes. The first summer (and winter) we only worked inside the house.
one whole summer of creating a patio (not we, but Danie)… with 450 cement tiles, that weighs 13kg each… and were all carried up to our first floor garden by Jaco and Pieter.
2015 is a new and good year. Seasons in France is different from what we knew in SA. From November till March, it is so cold that we never even open the door to the garden. Then spring starts and it feels as if everything is getting alive. The tulips show. I had a few. The lilacs flower and the canola fields are the deepest yellow one can imagine. In this spring of 2015 I bought two blue chairs that now sit on our ‘third floor’ : ) garden.
and this is the rest of the garden up the hill…
now we have started with the ‘second floor’. A bit overgrown in 2012…
The open patch will become the vegetable garden.
and have tea with Danie on my blue chairs, while looking over Beynes, that’s turned to summer green in the meantime…
and see my ‘grown-up’ : ) children throwing tennis balls from one garden ‘floor’ to another. With balls going over the roof and ending up in the road. : )