After spending a day working in our yard, I thought about how little I felt like I really accomplished. I mowed the lawn last night and today sprayed weeds, picked some dandelions, and turned over some soil for Amanda. She planted flowers in the flower beds, jalapenos, peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, and squash.
As I puttered around the yard, I thought of how the British call their yard a garden. Our garden is where we grow food, their garden is where they grow flowers, grass, and hedges. Then I thought about how there are people and that is all they do for a living, maintain gardens/yards. In honour of the season, I found some photos of gardens we have been to that seem to be more than just flowerbeds. Sorry, no photo of our yard is included!
Here is a picture of one of the gardens at Lyme Park in Disley, England.
A shot of the gardens at Mirabell Palace in Salzburg, Austria.
Some of the gardens at Hampton Court Palace in Richmond Upon Thames, England.
Lastly, a view of one of the less ornate gardens at Maymont in Richmond, Virginia.